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Image and Voice: the Audiovisual Essays of Mark Rappaport

April 24, 2015
THE VANITY TABLES OF DOUGLAS SIRK

The speaking voice in these new pieces has a refreshingly intimate tone—because it is Rappaport’s own.

Orson Welles: The Enigmatic Independent

April 22, 2015
LADY FROM SHANGHAI

The labyrinthine world of Orson Welles hides its truths in a maze of facades and delusions, power games and moral trials, pride and ego and need and defiance rolled into characters at once monstrous and sad.

Harold Lloyd: The Silent Era’s Underdog

April 20, 2015
SPEEDY

Harold Lloyd was a master at playing the plucky underdog trying to win The Job and The Girl—both onscreen and off.

Digging for ACAPULCO GOLD

April 20, 2015
ACAPULCO GOLD

Almost forty years after the fact, a film’s animator answers a few lingering questions.

After the Catastrophe: Remembering Krzysztof Komeda

April 17, 2015
KOMEDA A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE

KOMEDA: A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE sheds light on the neglected jazz talent who scored ROSEMARY’S BABY and much more.

The ‘European Valentino’s’ Directorial Wonder

April 16, 2015
KEAN

To understand how he might have been given carte blanche as a first-time director, you’d need to grasp the cultural juggernaut Ivan Mosjoukine had become.

Paul W.S. Anderson: Ready for Critical Resuscitation

April 15, 2015 | One Comment

Vulgar auteurism and the action spectacle, revisited.

Love and Marriage: An Ultimate Journey

April 14, 2015
LATALANTE

Romance, evolving: Jean Vigo’s L’ATALANTE and Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY.

Ray Dennis Steckler: ‘Goof on the Loose’

April 12, 2015 | One Comment
MIXED UP ZOMBIES

When he passed away from heart failure in 2009, cinema lost a willfully marginal, prankish and distinctive personality.

FAR FROM VIETNAM’s Furious Full-throated Lament

April 10, 2015
FAR FROM VIETNAM

With its tender righteousness clearer than ever today, FAR FROM VIETNAM remains, finally, a fact of history itself.

RATCATCHER: Tell Me Where It Hurts

April 7, 2015
RATCATCHER

On the traumatic experience: discovery and realization, grief and guilt.

No Hiding: Mohammad Rasoulof

April 3, 2015
MANUSCRIPTS DONT BURN

From metaphoric THE WHITE MEADOWS to confrontational MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN: ‘1984 by way of THE GODFATHER as reimagined by Kafka.’