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Jodorowsky: Before, After and SANTA SANGRE

May 22, 2015 | One Comment
SANTA SANGRE

1989’s SANTA SANGRE serves up lurid content with a certain bemusement at its own absurdity.

Gestures: Bertrand Tavernier and Philippe Noiret

May 18, 2015 | One Comment
LET JOY REIGN SUPREME

‘In watching both LET JOY REIGN SUPREME and LIFE AND NOTHING BUT, I’ve come to realize I’ve been sleeping on not one great artist, but two.’

Art Panic, Revisited

May 17, 2015
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

At nearly six months distance, 2014 still stands as a year of irreconcilable sadness, beauty and meta-puzzle-making surrender.

All Power to the Imagination: Rivette’s OUT 1

May 14, 2015
OUT 1

Like all Rivette works, it’s obsessed with the interrelationship between theater and life, reality and fantasy. And it accomplishes this while evoking the malaise that came in the wake of May ‘68.

Barter, Better? LA MANO VISIBLE

May 11, 2015
LA MANO VISIBLE

Gael García Bernal provides a small vignette in which labor and its local economy is not only seen, but felt.

On Midwifery and Moviemaking

May 10, 2015 | 3 Comments

Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore talk about bringing a story about natural childbirth to life.

Orson Welles: THE TRIAL

May 6, 2015 | One Comment
THE TRIAL

Welles to Bogdanovich: THE TRIAL is ‘the most autobiographical movie that I’ve ever made, the only one that’s really close to me.’

Orson Welles Goes AROUND THE WORLD

May 6, 2015
AROUND THE WORLD WITH ORSON WELLES

Travelogue as essay: ‘Home movies’ as only Welles could make them.

Aftereffects: Joshua Oppenheimer’s Shorts

May 2, 2015

Oppenheimer’s shorts conquer long political stories and raise unanswerable questions.

Anita/ANITA

April 30, 2015

Never get off that pedestal: Anita Ekberg.

The Orson Welles Bookshelf

April 29, 2015
WELLES READING

Exploring the life, the legend and the art of Orson Welles in a dozen notable books.

The Eternal Charm of the Screwball Comedy

April 28, 2015 | One Comment

For two decades in Hollywood real romance had a golden age and comedies an effervescence.