LBJBR’s Actor’s Guide: William Powell

If you know who William  Powell is, dear readers, then you are among the lucky few. A case could be made that Powell is one of the greatest actors of all time. While neither handsome nor an imposing figure, Powell commands the screen like no other, save maybe Spencer Tracy. Powell’s suave charisma, debonair charm,…

Vilgot Sjoman: Sweden’s Forgotten Film Genius?

Ingmar Bergman casts a large shadow in his native Sweden even today. Whenever you talk about Swedish, it’s not too long before his name is brought up, even 11 years after his death. The Swedish film  industry has had a long and creative history. It has produced many talented and brilliant film auteurs, Ingmar Bergman…

Guide to Directors of the French New Wave: Jean-Luc Godard

The French New Wave brought the director to  the forefront. For the members of the New Wave, Truffaut, Godard and company, the director was the true star of the show. The true artist among these stars holds the most prestige possible, at least as far as film geeks are concerned. This person, who crafts a…