Article Archive for September 2012
Reviews suggest they really are all winners (except for maybe one).
“Magical realism was rarely so magical and never before so real.” Updated through 10/14.
Today’s the day, but really, we’ve been marking the centenary all year long. Earlier: Remembering Marcel Hanoun; Hollywood Vs. Cinema; reviews of Leos Carax’s HOLY MOTORS, Christian Petzold‘s BARBARA, PTA’s THE MASTER, Rian Johnson’s LOOPER, Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237, and more. The fall festivals: New York, Vancouver, Fantastic Fest, Toronto, Venice, and Telluride. See a full list of Daily entries here.
Your guide to what the critics are saying about the films in the 50th anniversary edition.
“Every other contemporary director of traditional narrative films would do well to study Petzold. From shot to shot, cut to cut, BARBARA is smart, precise, classical filmmaking at its best.” Updated through 10/16.
“There will be no wilder, weirder movie out this year.” Updated through 10/16.
The ‘road movie’ rallies with some unique takes on the genre.
Christian Petzold builds suspense with restraint, as BARBARA, his latest work featuring characters in perilous transition, proves.
As contenders for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar line up, a past winner is making the rounds: THE TIN DRUM.
A close read of sex scenes in ALPS and DOGTOOTH reveals the altogether unique and innovative filmmaking approach of Yorgos Lanthimos.
Actor-as-auteur Paul Henreid discovered that every good character has an evil double lurking out there.