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Herzog’s MY BEST FIEND: ‘Explosive on Contact’

April 22, 2014
MY BEST FIEND

For a filmmaker as attracted to ‘difficult’ stories, production challenges and personalities, Klaus Kinski constituted a near fatal attraction.

From Fifties ‘Educational’ Films to Franklin High

April 21, 2014
CIVIL DEFENSE IN SCHOOL

What a look back at Atomic Age industrials tells us about the perils of protecting our children.

ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY: Upward, Outward

April 18, 2014 | One Comment
ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY

Swanberg’s best film to date is an answer to his critics—and much more.

China Behind: J.P. Sniadecki’s Eastern Ethnographies

April 17, 2014
YUMEN

A look at J.P. Sniadecki as ‘Art of the Real’ puts the focus on Sensory Ethnography Lab.

FITZCARRALDO: Uphill Battles

April 15, 2014 | One Comment
FITZCARRALDO

‘The press wanted to know: What exactly is Herzog doing in the South American jungle?’

Another Stop at CAIRO STATION

April 7, 2014

Youssef Chahine’s scathing look at societal breakdown in Egypt feels more prescient than ever.

Curtis Harrington, Restored

April 5, 2014
CURTIS HARRINGTON

A scattershot filmography doesn’t tell the whole story of Curtis Harrington’s thoughtful life and studied aesthetic.

Curtis Harrington, Magician

April 4, 2014
NIGHT TIDE

Mysterious women, voodoo entities, wanderings, dreams, pursuits: Curtis Harrington was master of his own magic act.

New Orleans by Night

April 3, 2014
TCHOUPITOULAS

How the lyrical, hand-held, verité-styled approach of TCHOUPITOULAS captures a mood and a moment.

British Horror, After the Hammer Fell

April 1, 2014
SCHIZO

Enterprising, prolific and notorious, Pete Walker and Norman J. Warren departed from Hammer’s penchant for period Gothic terror in favor of modern-day settings with ramped-up doses of sex and violence.

Women’s Work at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

March 30, 2014
KISMET

The Greek documentary film fest takes on the gender divide.

Vivian Maier: The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold

March 28, 2014

And it’s no business of ours to ask this GREY GARDENS-style figure wherefore and why.