Despite the dream-like confusion of Fassbinder's first film in English, Dirk Bogarde emerges triumphant.
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is fine, ridiculous fun. B+
What makes Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter (1974) acceptable is the fact that National Socialism isn’t aesthetically elevated, but rather criticized for its obsession with aesthetics.
On In the Heights (A) and Revolution Rent (B).
Say this for The Prince of Tides: it shows that Hollywood has completely assimilated psychiatry into its hackiest understanding of the world.
John Wick and The Matrix wouldn't have existed without John Woo’s Hard Boiled (1992).
The road to hell is paved with good intentions in Externo, the directorial debut of Jonathan and Leandro Taub.
Everyone speaks quickly, quietly, and tells lies in House of Games (1987).
Remembering and appreciating Paul Schrader’s expressionistic depiction of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping and radicalization.
Death in Venice (1971) is one of Dirk Bogarde's greatest performances.
On Spirit Untamed (B+) and Plan B (A-).
A brief overview of the four most common aspect ratios in the history of popular cinema.
Why the golden age of sleaze matters.
Even when my father was unemployed, he was always working.
The new Disney+ series is willing to go off in unexpected directions.
Music and memory in Mike Leigh's Career Girls (1997).
The Criterion Collection reissues the classic.
Bad Timing (1980) is a dizzying descent into psychosexual hell, courtesy of director Nicolas Roeg and stars Art Garfunkel and Theresa Russell.
Eat Wheaties! is a bizarre and sad movie.
Now that’s one suck-ass movie.
The hardened cynic's suddenly become too delicate to handle any sadness in movies.
A documentary on the making of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Despair.
According to him.
The first film by the Taub Brothers, starring Leandro Taub and Elisabeth Ehrlich.
The late filmmaker and close friend of Rainer Werner Fassbinder talks about him and his 1978 masterpiece In a Year with 13 Moons.
In this 1995 interview, the tap-dancing actress details how she invented pantyhose, introduced Lucille Ball to Desi Arnez, danced with Bob Fosse, and gained weight because of Jimmy Stewart.
Trust us, this movie is way darker than it lets on.
An excellent documentary on filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder made ten years after his untimely death.
The late actress wins accepts her Oscar for her performance in Steel Magnolias.
Part one of a thorough documentary on the actor released just two years after his death.