What a pleasure it has been to wallow in the 16-film Fassbinder retrospective this past two weeks. For various reasons it’s not been easy to see his films in the theater, but now that distributers Janus hold this selection of (very nice) subtitled prints, one can hope that they’ll resurface more frequently. The second […]
We’re halfway through the American Cinematheque’s wonderful Fassbinder retrospective, and if it’s demonstrated one thing, it’s that a Fassbinder double bill is a hell of a lot of cinema. His work rate was so prolific that one would assume a film here and there to have been merely tossed off. Some of them were, […]
As Serge Bromberg pointed out, he is engaged not only in the business of restoring films, but also of restoring audiences. The catalogue of his Lobster Films is superb, constantly swelling with newly restored titles, and Bromberg shares them with zeal. He was an entertaining host throughout the TCM Classic Film Festival weekend. The […]
For the ninth consecutive year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presents an evening of films from 100 years ago in film history. This year’s program, “A Century Ago: The Films of 1911, Heroes and Heroines” will take place on Monday, November 7th at 7:30pm at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. […]
Years from now, people all over the world will remember where they were when an American Navy Seal team caught and killed Osama Bin Laden in a daring raid. Me? I was watching Riff and Bernardo dance-battle at the TCM Classic Film Festival in West Side Story.