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Rebels, Outlaws and Carlo Lizzani

April 29, 2016

Lizzani smuggled political commentary into popular genre films with revolutionary flair.

Life and Death in Akira Kurosawa’s Post-War Japan

April 28, 2016

In a century defined by two powerful eras of Hollywood studio moviemaking, Kurosawa is a centrifugal force in the valley between.

The Unabashed Hobbyist

April 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

Home-movie maestro Ephraim Horowitz takes his place in film history.

Fassbinder’s Prescient Neo-Noir of VR

April 26, 2016

WORLD ON A WIRE: cryogenically frozen, but still fresh.

Peter Coyote Is and Isn’t Retired

April 25, 2016

‘I can’t think of anything cheesier than an actor writing two memoirs.’

Pokes, Principles and Putdowns

April 25, 2016

On a valuable collection of materials on (and by) Macedonia’s most successful filmmaker, Milcho Manchevski.

Jackie Raynal: Outgrowing the Revolution

April 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

It’s fascinating to trace Raynal’s career trajectory from film editor for French New Wave directors to her legendary programming in New York.

The Creation of John Wayne

April 23, 2016 | One Comment

On John Wayne’s rocky road to full-fledged stardom.

Six Grabs at Purple Rain

April 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

Ecstasy/melancholia, aggression/love, death/desire: there are no unidirectional answers and no simple connections to be drawn out of Prince’s PURPLE RAIN.


April 22, 2016

Can live music ‘de-traumatize’ the survivors of a brutal civil war?

Pedro Costa’s Growing Pains

April 20, 2016

COLOSSAL YOUTH commemorates the denizens of a disappearing Lisbon shantytown.

Foundations for a HIGH-RISE

April 18, 2016

Or, cinematic on-ramps to the mind of J.G. Ballard.