A Master Index To This Site, with Links (as of October 1, 2012)

 

Trevor Vartanoff, one of the frequenters of this web site, has come up with an invaluable gift to me and to others — an alphabetical master index of all (or almost all) the postings here, complete with links. “I found it useful,” Trevor just wrote me, “maybe you or readers will too.” — J.R.
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Featured Texts

 

*Corpus Callosum

 

*CORPUS CALLOSUM

 

12 Monkeys

 

12 and Holding

 

15th Annual Festival of Illinois Film and Video

 

2 Oxford Companion Entries (Albert Brooks and découpage)

 

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

 

2001: A Space Odyssey

 

2046

 

20th International Tournee of Animation

 

29th Chicago International Film Festival: Mired in the Present

 

4 Little Girls

 

4

 

60s Wisdom

 

7 Women

 

8 1/2

 

8 Mile

 

84 Charlie Mopic

 

9 1/2 Weeks with Van Gogh

 

 

 

 

 

A Bankable Feast [BABETTE’S FEAST]

 

A Beauty and a Beast

 

A Bluffer’s Guide to Bela Tarr

 

A Breakthrough And A Throwback

 

A Brief History of Time

 

A Brighter Summer Day

 

A Bronx Tale

 

A Christmas Commodity: SCROOGED

 

A Cinema of Uncertainty

 

A Constant Forge

 

A Couple of Kooks [MY BEST FIEND]

 

A Cut Above [HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER]

 

A Depth in the Family [A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE]

 

A Dialogue about Abbas Kiarostami’s SHIRIN

 

A Different Kind of Swinger [GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE]

 

A Different Kind of Thrill (Richet’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13)

 

A Dry White Season

 

A Family Thing

 

A Far Off Place

 

A Few Eruptions in the House of Lava

 

A Few Things Well [A LITTLE STIFF]

 

A Film of the Future

 

A Fish Called Wanda

 

A Force Unto Himself [on Hou Hsiao-hsien]

 

A Great Day in Harlem

 

A History of Violence

 

A Home of Our Own

 

À la recherche de Luc Moullet: 25 Propositions

 

A Little Transcendence Goes a Long Way

 

A Lucky Day

 

A Major Talent [on SWEETIE]

 

A Man Escaped

 

A Midnight Clear

 

A Moment of Innocence

 

A New Leaf

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

 

A Page of Madness

 

A Perfect World

 

A Perversion of the Past

 

A Place Called Chiapas

 

A Place in the Pantheon: Films by Bela Tarr

 

A Place in the World

 

A Price Above Rubies

 

A Prophet in His Own Country [Jon Jost retrospective]

 

A Quirky Cowboy Classic [on THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA]

 

A Radical Idea [HALF NELSON & THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED]

 

A Road Not Taken (The Films of Harun Farocki)

 

A Room With No View [ORPHANS]

 

A Russian in Hollywood [SHY PEOPLE]

 

A Scanner Darkly

 

A Short Film About Killing and A Short Film About Love

 

A Single Girl

 

A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries

 

A Stylist Hits His Stride (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND)

 

A Tale of Love

 

A Tale of Winter

 

A Tale of the Wind

 

A Tale of the Wind

 

A Thousand Words

 

A Time of Love

 

A Time to Lie (CROSS MY HEART)

 

A Time to Live and a Time to Die

 

A Touch of Class [GOSFORD PARK]

 

A Woman’s Tale

 

A World Apart

 

A Year at the Movies

 

A Zed and Two Noughts

 

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

 

ABC Africa

 

Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision (book review)

 

About Baghdad

 

Absence of Conscience [on GOODFELLAS]

 

Absolute Wilson

 

Abyss Full of Tricks

 

Acid Western

 

Action and Distraction (STRANGE DAYS)

 

Actor, Auteur [SHIRLEY VALENTINE]

 

Actress

 

Acts of Defiance [SAVAGE NIGHTS]

 

Addams Family Values

 

Adolescent Eye

 

Adrift in the Wasteland (NAKED)

 

Afghan High Jinks

 

African Camera: 20 Years of African Cinema

 

After Dark, My Sweet

 

Against the Tide

 

Alain Resnais and MELO

 

Alice and Martin

 

Alien Nation

 

All You Need Is Cash [SMALL TIME CROOKS]

 

All and Nothing [IRREVERSIBLE & AMEN.]

 

All by Myself

 

All the Pretty Carnage

 

All the Vermeers in New York

 

Allegro non troppo

 

Allusion Profusion [ED WOOD & PULP FICTION]

 

Almanac of Fall

 

Alone in a Crowd [on YI YI]

 

Alone on the Pacific

 

America Becoming

 

American Beauty [on Chris Petit’s NEGATIVE SPACE]

 

American Fabulous

 

American Friends

 

American in Paris

 

An Actor’s Revenge

 

An Actor’s Revenge

 

An Affair of Love

 

An Affair to Forget

 

An Altman [on A WEDDING]

 

An American in Paris [ROUND MIDNIGHT] (previously unpublished)

 

An Angel at My Table

 

Anatomy of a Relationship

 

And Now the News [THE 4TH ANIMATION CELEBRATION]

 

And an Apology to Jagger, Too

 

Andrei Rublev

 

Anna Christie

 

Another Day, Another Genre [MATCH POINT]

 

Anthropological Auteur (on Jean Rouch)

 

Aparajito

 

Apocalypse Now Redux

 

Apology

 

Arabian Knight

 

Are We Having Fun Yet?

 

Are We Not Sick? [on SAFE]

 

Aria

 

Army of Shadows

 

Around the World in 1,085 Pages (on Pynchon’s AGAINST THE DAY)

 

Arresting Images [THE BLOODY CHILD]

 

Arsenal

 

Art Film by Numbers [THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE 7 HER LOVER]

 

Art Imitates Love (THE SHAPE OF THINGS)

 

Art School Confidential

 

Art School Is Murder

 

Art in Action [ZATOICHI & COLLATERAL]

 

Art of Darkness [WICHITA]

 

Art of Music Video: Vanguard Revisions

 

Artful Craft [SNEAKERS]

 

Artists and Models

 

Ashik Kerib

 

Ask the Dust

 

Asylum

 

Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery

 

Automatic Writing

 

Avanti!

 

Awakenings

 

Away From Her

 

Bab El-Oued City

 

Baby Boy

 

Baby Face: The Uncut Version and Two Seconds

 

Back in Style

 

Backyard Ethics [REAR WINDOW]

 

Bad Behavior

 

Bad Blood

 

Bad Company

 

Bad Ideas [on WILD AT HEART]

 

Bag of Tics [the 1991 CAPE FEAR]

 

Ballot Measure 9

 

Bangkok Bahrain

 

Barjo

 

Barry Lyndon

 

Basquiat

 

Beau travail

 

Beautiful Losers

 

Beautiful Moments [MEN DON’T LEAVE]

 

Beautiful and Barbaric

 

Beautifully Fake and Just Plain Phony

 

Beauty and the Beast

 

Because You Are a Woman

 

Before Sunrise

 

Before Sunset

 

Before the Revolution

 

Being Human

 

Belle de Jour and Belle Toujours

 

Belle de jour

 

Bemused

 

Benjamin Smoke

 

Berkeley in the Sixties

 

Best Seller

 

Betrayed

 

Better Luck Tomorrow

 

Betty Boop Scandals

 

Beyond Bush-Bashing [BOB ROBERTS]

 

Beyond the Blurbs

 

Big

 

Biloxi Blues

 

Bird Watching

 

Bird

 

Bites of Reality

 

Bitter Moon

 

Bitter Victory

 

Black Book

 

Black Cat, White Cat

 

Black Window: Cornell Woolrich and Movies

 

Black to the Promised Land

 

Black-And-White World [BLACK GIRL]

 

Blackmail

 

Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut

 

Blaude: Trinity

 

Blindsided [ELEPHANT]

 

Blood Diamond

 

Blood on His Hands [GANGS OF NEW YORK]

 

Blue-eyes Is Back [LAWRENCE OF ARABIA]

 

Bob Roberts

 

Bobby

 

Body Parts

 

Body Snatchers

 

Boogie Nights

 

Both Sides Now [THE CEREMONY]

 

Bottle Rocket

 

Boynton Beach Club

 

Boyz N the Hood

 

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

 

Brand New Angles (2/DUO)

 

Brand Upon the Brain!

 

Bravery in Hiding [on LUMIÈRE D’ÉTÉ and LE CIEL EST À VOUS]

 

Brazen Hymns

 

Bread and Roses

 

Breaking In

 

Brick and Mirror

 

Bridge Over Troubled Water [THE GRADUATE]

 

Bright Leaves

 

Bright Spots in the Darkness [My 1998 Top Ten List]

 

Brightness (Yeleen)

 

Brilliant Inaccuracies

 

Bringing Back the Depression Musical

 

Broken Flowers

 

Brother’s Keeper

 

Bubble

 

Buccaneer Soul

 

Bull Durham

 

Bullet on a Wire

 

Bulletproof Heart

 

Bunuel’s Neglected Masterpiece

 

Buried Clues (LA PROMESSE)

 

Bushwhacked Cinema

 

Butterfly Kiss

 

Buyer Beware

 

Caged

 

Call Me Madam

 

Camp Thiaroye

 

Can Films Be Fascist?

 

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History/Films by Jane Campion

 

Capote

 

Capturing the Friedmans

 

Careful

 

Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business

 

Carnal Capital [MASCULINE FEMININE & THE GIRL FROM MONDAY]

 

Carpenter’s Gothic [IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS]

 

Cassandra Cat

 

Cassavetes’ Prelude and Postscript

 

Casualties of the Mass Market [THE VOICE OF THE MOON & CASINO]

 

Catching Up with Godard (an interview)

 

Catching Up with the World

 

Celebrity Guest [MISERY]

 

Celine and Julie Go Boating

 

Chain of Desire

 

Chains Of Ignorance [NIGHTJOHN]

 

Chances Are

 

Changing Times

 

Character Flaws [MAJOR PAYNE]

 

Charleen

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Charming Curse

 

Chasing Amy

 

Cheap Thriller [13 (TZAMETI)]

 

Cheap Thrills [ROAD TO PERDITION]

 

Check Your Baggage [CRIMSON GOLD]

 

Chicago International Film Festival

 

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

 

Chicago’s Own

 

Chicago’s Own

 

Chicken and Duck Talk

 

Children of the Revolution

 

China, My Sorrow

 

Chinese Puzzle [ASHES OF TIME]

 

Choreography With a Camera [on Ruiz’s MAMMAME] (upgraded)

 

Christmas in July; and The Palm Beach Story

 

Chronicle of a Disappearance

 

Chung Kuo China

 

Chungking Express

 

Chunhyang

 

Cinecopia Part 2

 

Cinecopia

 

Cinema Glut: Here Comes the 28th Chicago International Film Festival

 

Cinema Sprawl

 

Cinema as a Social Act [THE ILLUSIONIST]

 

Cinematic Obsessions [THE GANG OF FOUR and SANTA SANGRE]

 

Cinema’s Secret Garden — The Amateur as Auteur

 

Circle’s Short Circuit

 

City Without Tears

 

City of Angels (on WINGS OF DESIRE)

 

City of Ghosts

 

City of Hope

 

City of Sadness

 

Clip Art

 

Clockwatchers

 

Close My Eyes

 

Close-Up

 

Close-up

 

Code Unknown

 

Coffee and Cigarettes

 

Cold Fever

 

Cold Heaven

 

Cold Mountain

 

Collateral

 

Collected Consciousness [on MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON]

 

Colonial Imaging: Early Films From the Netherlands Film Museum

 

Comeback Kid [LITTLE BUDDHA]

 

Comic Book Confidential

 

Coming Out Under Fire

 

Commercial Correctness

 

Commissar

 

Communication Breakdown [SPANGLISH]

 

Complaints of a Dutiful Daugher and Fast Trip, Long Drop

 

Complicated Characters

 

Compression Editing

 

Comrades, Almost a Love Story

 

Confetti

 

Consider the Source

 

Control Room and Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel

 

Cop-Out [DARK BLUE]

 

Cornucoppola [BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA]

 

Correction

 

Country Life

 

Cousin Bobby

 

Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair

 

Cowards Bend the Knee

 

Crap Shooting [SNAKE EYES]

 

Crash

 

Crass Consciousness (BARTON FINK)

 

Crass Consciousness [EDTV]

 

Creosote and More: Videos by Eric Saks

 

Crimes of Passion [POISON]

 

Criminal Genius

 

Critic With A Camera

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

 

Crying in Their Beer (THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD)

 

Cuadecuc-Vampir

 

Cult Confusion (HAPPY TOGETHER)

 

Cult of Personality (LET’S GET LOST)

 

Curtis’s Charm

 

Cutting Heroes Down to Size [SMALL SOLDIERS & SAVING PRIVATE RYAN]

 

D.O.A.

 

DESERET

 

DUELLE: Notes on a First Viewing

 

Da

 

Daddy Nostalgia

 

Daisies

 

Dallas Doll

 

Damnation

 

Damned in the USA

 

Dark Days

 

Dark Heart

 

Darkman

 

Day of Wrath

 

Days of Being Wild

 

Dead Alive

 

Dead Man Walking

 

Dead Ringers

 

Deadly Currents

 

Dear Frankie

 

Death and Life [on Alexander Dovzhenko]

 

Death and the Maiden

 

Death by Hanging

 

Death of a Cyclist

 

Decalogue

 

Deep Blues

 

Deep Cover

 

Deep in the Tarr Pit [THE TURIN HORSE]

 

Deep Valley

 

Defending Bresson

 

Delivered Vacant

 

Democracy Through the Looking Glass [SECRET BALLOT]

 

Demonlover

 

Desolation Angels

 

Desperate Characters [BOILING POINT and BODIES, REST & MOTION]

 

Desperate Measures [OUT OF SIGHT & THE BRIGANDS: CHAPTER VII]

 

Deux fois

 

Devi

 

Devil in a Blue Dress

 

Dialogues With Madwomen

 

Dick

 

Did They Buy It?: Nicaragua’s 1990 Elections

 

Dim Wits, Small Potatoes

 

Dirk Bogarde: By Myself

 

Disjointed [MO’ BETTER BLUES]

 

Disjointed

 

Disposable Heroes [BREAKDOWN & NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN]

 

Distant

 

Divine Inspiration (THE APOSTLE & KUNDUN)

 

Divorce Iranian Style

 

Do Yourself a Favor [HOUSE OF CARDS]

 

Documentaries on Paradjanov and Mamoulian

 

Dogmatic Subterfuge [THE CELEBRATION]

 

Doing the Hustle (DANCER IN THE DARK)

 

Dolls

 

Dolores Claiborne

 

Don Juan DeMarco

 

Donna Rosebud

 

Don’t Bother to Knock

 

Don’t Judge a Film by Its Venue [BLACK BOOK & OFFSIDE]

 

Don’t Worry, Be Unhappy [SEVEN]

 

Double Bind

 

Double Dealing [THE FISHER KING]

 

Double Deals [BIG BUSINESS & RED HEAT]

 

Double Happiness

 

Double Messieurs

 

Dracula: Pages From a Virgin’s Diary

 

Dragged Under

 

Dream On (THE DREAMERS)

 

Drugstore Cowboy

 

Dubbed and Dubber (CAN DIALECTICS BREAK BRICKS?)

 

Dust in the Wind

 

D’est

 

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

 

East Side Story

 

Eastern European Documentaries: Czechoslovakia and the USSR

 

Eastern Promises

 

Ebrahim Golestan (three capsule reviews & one essay)

 

Echoes of Old Hollywood [DESTINY & THE ADOPTED SON]

 

Ecotalk [MINDWALK]

 

Ecstasy

 

Ed Wood

 

Edward II

 

Edward Said: The Last Interview

 

El Cid

 

El sur

 

Ellipses Reels 1-4

 

Elvis ‘56

 

Emma and Elvis

 

Emotional Striptease [EXOTICA]

 

Employees Entrance

 

Endless Love [NIGHT AND DAY]

 

Endless Possibilities [on PUMPKIN]

 

England From the Inside

 

Enigma

 

Entertainment as Oppression

 

Ere Erera Baleibu Icik Subua Aruaren

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

 

Eternity and a Day

 

Ethereal Girl [WHO’S THAT GIRL]

 

Eurofilm [Kieslowski’s BLUE]

 

Every Man for Himself: The Films of Maurice Pialat

 

Every Man for Himself: The Films of Maurice Pialat

 

Everywar [THE RAGGEDY RAWNEY]

 

Exalting the Everyday [CHANTAL AKERMAN BY CHANTAL AKERMAN]

 

Excessive Use of the Force

 

Exiles in Modernity

 

Exotica

 

Eye Candy

 

Eye Openers

 

Eyes Wide Shut

 

Eyes Without a Face

 

F for Fake

 

Faat-Kine

 

Fables of the Reconstruction: The 4-Hour GREED

 

Faces

 

Fact Is Stranger Than Fiction

 

Fahrenheit 9/11

 

Faithless Re-creation

 

Falkenau, the Impossible: Samuel Fuller Bears Witness

 

Falling Down, Walking, Destroying, Thinking: A Conversation with Béla Tarr

 

False Idol [NIXON]

 

Familiarity Breeds Contempt [SCOOP]

 

Family Life/La pirate

 

Family Values [REQUIEM FOR A DREAM]

 

Family Viewing

 

Far From Heaven

 

Far and Away

 

Farewell My Concubine

 

Fascinating Rhythms [M]

 

Fast Food Nation

 

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

 

Fat Man and Little Boy

 

Fear and Trembling

 

Fear of Feeling [THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST]

 

Fear of Feminism (FATAL ATTRACTION)

 

Fear

 

Feast From the East [Oshima’s GOHATTO]

 

Feeling the Unthinkable (25TH HOUR)

 

Female Perversions

 

Female Trouble [MONKEY SHINES: AN EXPERIMENT IN FEAR]

 

FernGully…The Last Rainforest

 

Fest or Famine

 

Festival of Animation

 

Feudal Attraction [JU DOU]

 

Fierce Creatures

 

Fifteen

 

Figuring Out DAY OF WRATH

 

Fill in the Blanks

 

Filling in the Blanks [LE SAMOURAI & THE BIRTH OF LOVE]

 

Film Capital of the Week

 

Film Festival Previews

 

Filmes by Barbara Hammer

 

Films From Lebanon

 

Films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

 

Films by Ernst Lubitsch

 

Films by Frank Tashlin

 

Films by Fred Marx

 

Films by Lewis Klahr

 

Films by Luc Moullet

 

Films by Michaelangelo Antonioni

 

Films by Pere Portabella

 

Films by Vincent Grenier

 

Films of the Future [on Pedro Costa]

 

Final Accord

 

Final Bow

 

Fire From the Mountain

 

First Love, Last Rites

 

Five Easy Pieces [NIGHT ON EARTH]

 

Flaming Creatures

 

Flash and Filigree [MINORITY REPORT]

 

Flat is Beautiful

 

Flirt

 

Flirting with Disaster

 

Flirting

 

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

 

Food Alert

 

Food, Sex, and Death [TAMPOPO]

 

Ford Transit

 

Forevermore: Biography of a Leach Lord

 

Form Counts [MIX-UP, ANATOMY OF A RELATIONSHIP, & GAP-TOOTHED WOMEN]

 

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

 

Four Rooms

 

Frameup

 

Free to Roam [DR. AKAGI]

 

Freedom on My Mind

 

Freeze–Die–Come to Life

 

French Provincial [POULET AU VINAIGRE]

 

French Revelations [on LE DIVORCE]

 

French for Beginners (UN AIR DE FAMILLE)

 

Fresh Clues to an Old Mystery [THE BIG SLEEP]

 

Friends With Money

 

From Iran With Love

 

From the Journals of Jean Seberg

 

Full Metal Jacket

 

Full Moon Over Blue Water

 

GERTRUD as Nonnarrative: The Desire for the Image

 

Gabbeh

 

Geishas Without Diaries

 

Germany Year 90 Nine Zero

 

Gertrud

 

Get Shorty

 

Getting It Both Ways (AMERICAN BEAUTY)

 

Getting It Right

 

Getting Personal

 

Ghetto Theater [HANGIN’ WITH THE HOMEBOYS]

 

Ghost World

 

Ghosts of Hollywood [THE DECAY OF FICTION]

 

Gideon’s Day

 

Girls Can’t Swim

 

Give Up the Gimmick [MELINDA AND MELINDA]

 

Glengarry Glen Ross

 

Glimpse of a Rare Bird [on Boris Barnet] (upgraded)

 

Glory

 

Go Fish

 

Go Further

 

Godard Talking to Himself

 

Godard in the Age of Video [SOFT AND HARD]

 

Godfather and Son [on THE FRESHMAN]

 

Good Clean Trash [SCANDAL]

 

Good Cop, Bad Cop (MIAMI BLUES & Q&A)

 

Good Men, Good Women

 

Good Vibrations (WAKING LIFE)

 

Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia

 

Goodbye Susan, Goodbye: Sontag and Movies

 

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

 

Gosford Park

 

Government Lies

 

Grand Illusion

 

Grass

 

Great Freaks of Nature [GREAT BALLS OF FIRE]

 

Greed

 

Green on Thursdays

 

Ground Zero

 

Guimba the Tyrant

 

Gunner Palace

 

HISTORICAL MEDITATIONS IN TWO FILMS BY JOHN GIANVITO

 

Hack Attack [THE SECRET WINDOW]

 

Hack Job

 

Hag Bashing [DEATH BECOMES HER]

 

Half Nelson

 

Halfaouine–Boy of the Terraces

 

Halloween: 0

 

Hamlet

 

Hamlet

 

Handmade Realism [BELL DIAMOND]

 

Happiness and Letter From Siberia

 

Hard Eight

 

He Got Game

 

He Ran All the Way

 

He Said, She Said

 

Heading South

 

Hearing Voices [JUNGLE FEVER]

 

Heartbreak Motel [on TAPE]

 

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

 

Heat

 

Heaven Can Wait

 

Heaven Can Wait

 

Heaven

 

Heavy Plotting [MY NEW GUN]

 

Helas pour moi

 

Hell on Wheels

 

Hellzapoppin’

 

Hell’s Heroes

 

Henry V

 

Here and Elsewhere

 

Hey Babu Riba

 

He’s So Heavy [COLD HEAVEN]

 

Hide and Seek

 

High Art

 

High Attitude [TRUTH OR DARE & DICE RULES]

 

High Hopes

 

High Infidelity

 

High Season

 

Highway Patrolman

 

His 20th Century [HISTOIRE(S) DU CINÉMA & MONTPARNASSE 19]

 

His Master’s Vice [WHITE DOG]

 

History Happens

 

History and Love [THREE TIMES]

 

Hit or Myth [WACO: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT]

 

Hollywood Confidential [THE CAT’S MEOW]

 

Hollywood From the Fringes

 

Hollywood Mon Amour

 

Hollywood Types [THE MODERNS]

 

Hollywood Unchained

 

Hollywoodland

 

Home Remedy

 

Home Truths

 

Homecoming

 

Homegirls: New Work by Chicago Women and Girls

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

 

Honey

 

Hoodlum Soldier

 

Hoodlum

 

Hooey for Hollywood [on THE PLAYER]

 

Hook and Crook [HOOK & BUGSY]

 

Hoop Dreams

 

Horror Show [CYCLO]

 

Hot Blood

 

Hot Links

 

Hot Shots!

 

Hotel Monterey

 

Hotel Terminus

 

House of Games

 

How Are the Kids?

 

How This World Works

 

How to Capture an Artist [SYLVIA & IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN]

 

How to Read a Movie

 

How to Read the Revolution [BLUSH]

 

How to Write a $3 Million Script [BASIC INSTINCT]

 

How to make an American Quilt

 

Howl’s Moving Castle

 

Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime

 

Hu Du Men

 

Huckleberry Fem

 

Human Resources

 

I Like It Like That

 

I Shot Andy Warhol

 

I, Robot

 

ICONS OF GRIEF: VAL LEWTON’S HOME FRONT PICTURES (book review)

 

IL CINEMA RITROVATO DVD AWARDS 2012

 

Ideal Women [THE FAMINE WITHIN]

 

Identity Politics

 

Il ladro di bambini

 

Image Problem [HONEYDRIPPER]

 

Images of the World and the Inscription of War

 

Imagine the Sound

 

Imitation Flavors

 

Impromptu

 

Improvisations and Interactions in Altmanville

 

In Claude We Trust [THE ACCOMPANIST]

 

In Defense of Non-Masterpieces

 

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (EYES WIDE SHUT)

 

In Loving Memory (THE SON OF GASCOGNE)

 

In My Country

 

In Space, No One Can Hear You Sweat [Soderbergh’s SOLARIS]

 

In Stalin’s Shadow (on Dovzhenko)

 

In a World of His Own [on RUSHMORE]

 

In the City of Sylvia/Some Photos in the City of Sylvia

 

In the Company of Men

 

In the Company of Women [THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS]

 

In the Mood For Love

 

In the Name of the Father

 

In the Soup

 

In the Valley of Elah

 

India Matri Bhumi

 

Infamous

 

Inner Space [SOLARIS]

 

Inside Pitches

 

Inside/Out

 

Interkosmos

 

International Sampler (GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI)

 

Interplanetary Postmodernism [EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY]

 

Interrogating the 60s [on THE SECOND HEIMAT]

 

Intolerance

 

Introduction to the Chinese Edition of MORE THAN NIGHT

 

Invitation to the Trance [SLEEPWALK]

 

Involuntary Geniuses [THE TIC CODE]

 

Iranian Sights [LIFE AND NOTHING MORE]

 

Iraq in Fragments

 

Irma Vep

 

Is It Life, or Is It Media? (THE ICICLE THIEF)

 

Ishtar

 

Island of the Dead

 

It All Adds Up [FOUR CORNERS]

 

It

 

It’s All About Us

 

It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles

 

It’s My Party

 

It’s a Big World After All [The Best Movies of 2001]

 

It’s a Mall, Mall World [CHAIN]

 

Ivan the Terrible

 

I’ll Undo Everything [I’LL DO ANYTHING]

 

Jackie Brown

 

Jacob’s Ladder

 

Jacques Rivette, le veilleur

 

Jacques Tati’s TRAFIC on Criterion DVD

 

Jacquot

 

Jaguar

 

James Benning’s CALIFORNIA TRILOGY

 

Jamon Jamon

 

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

 

Jean Renoir, the Boss: The Direction of Actors

 

Jean Renoir’s Trilogy of Spectacle

 

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

 

Jerks Like Us (GROSSE FATIGUE)

 

Jet Lag

 

Jit

 

Joan the Maid: The Battles and Joan the Maid: The Prisons

 

Joe Dante Calls the Toon

 

Joe Gould’s Secret

 

Joe Versus the Volcano

 

John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars

 

John Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisitions

 

Jon Jost in Chicago

 

Joris Ivens’s Labor-Intensive Industrials

 

Jour de fete

 

Judex

 

Jungle Fever

 

Junket Bonds

 

Juve vs. Fantomas

 

Kairat

 

Kandahar

 

Katzelmacher

 

Keep Your Right Up

 

Kids’ Stuff [THE HUDSUCKER PROXY]

 

Kieslowski’s RED

 

Killer of Sheep

 

Kim Novak as Midwestern Independent

 

King Lear

 

King of Chess

 

King of the Hill

 

King of the Hill

 

Kings and Queen

 

Kings of the Sky

 

Kinsey

 

Kiss or Kill

 

Knocks at My Door

 

Krzysktof Kieslowski: I’m So-So

 

Kull the Conqueror

 

Kundun

 

Kung Fu Master!

 

Kwik Stop

 

L.627

 

L.A. Existential

 

L.A. Residential (THE BIG LEBOWSKI & TWILIGHT)

 

LE VRAI COUPABLE: Two Kinds of Criticism in Godard’s Work

 

LOVE ME TONIGHT and MULHOLLAND DRIVE

 

La Belle Noiseuse

 

Lady Chatterley

 

Lady in White

 

Ladybird, Ladybird

 

Laid But Lonely [ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, OR, & SAMARITAN GIRL]

 

Lamerica

 

Land and Freedom

 

Landscape Suicide

 

Larks on a String

 

Lassie

 

Last Day in Chicago

 

Last Days of the Film Festival

 

Last Orders

 

Latcho Drom

 

Laurel Canyon

 

Lawrence of Arabia

 

Laws of Gravity

 

Le paltoquet

 

Lemming

 

Leola

 

Les Statues Meurent Aussi (Statues Also Die)

 

Les Vampires

 

Les bonnes femmes

 

Les destinees

 

Less Than Transgressive [9 SONGS]

 

Lessons From a Master

 

Letter from Chicago

 

Letter to the Next Generation

 

Letters From Iwo Jima

 

Letters Not About Love

 

Liar Liar

 

Liberals Kick Ass [THEY LIVE]

 

Liberals in Hiding [RUNNING ON EMPTY]

 

License to Feel (DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES)

 

Lie Lady Lie [HOUSESITTER]

 

Lies About Lying (INFAMOUS)

 

Lies and Death

 

Lies of the Mind [TALKING TO STRANGERS]

 

Life Intimidates Art [IRMA VEP]

 

Life Is Cheap . . . but Toilet Paper Is Expensive

 

Life Is Sweet

 

Life Stinks

 

Life and Death in China [THE DAY THE SUN TURNED COLD]

 

Life and Debt

 

Life and Nothing More . . .

 

Life and Nothing More

 

Life in Shadows

 

Life of a Salesman [DIAMOND MEN]

 

Life on the Edge [DRIFTING CLOUDS]

 

Lifting the Veil

 

Light Fantastic [THE LIGHTED FIELD]

 

Light It Up

 

Lightening Over Braddock

 

Like Water for Chocolate

 

Lines of Fire

 

Listening Party [on eight jazz films]

 

Listomania

 

Little Dorrit

 

Little Man Tate

 

Lives of Performers

 

Living in Oblivion

 

Locked Up in Time

 

Lola

 

Lonesome

 

Longtime Companion

 

Looking Back in Anger [STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH]

 

Looking Down on the Little People [RADIO DAYS]

 

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

 

Looking for Fun

 

Looney Tunes Hall of Fame

 

Lord Love a Duck

 

Lord of War

 

Lorenzo’s Oil

 

Los Angeles Plays Itself

 

Los Muertos

 

Losing Focus

 

Lost Angels

 

Lost In Their Parts [THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY]

 

Lost in THE FOG OF WAR

 

Lost in Translation [THE LOST CITY]

 

Lost in the Desert [THE SHELTERING SKY]

 

Lost in the Shuffle [THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN]

 

Lost in the Woods [BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2]

 

Lout of Africa [WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HUNTER]

 

Love Among the Ruins [SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN]

 

Love Films: A Cassavetes Retrospective

 

Love Your Mama

 

Love Your Mama

 

Love and Death on Long Island

 

Love and Money, Mostly Money

 

Love and Politics [THE RUSSIA HOUSE & HAVANA]

 

Love at Large

 

Love in the Time of Terror

 

Love in the Time of Thatcherism

 

Love to Hate (THE BELIEVER)

 

Love

 

Loyalties

 

Luck of the Draw

 

Lust Horizon [A WINTER TAN]

 

L’Enfant

 

L’amour fou

 

L’etrange Monsieur Victor

 

Magnificent Repression [on FAR FROM HEAVEN]

 

Major Dundee

 

Make Way for Tomorrow

 

Malick’s Progress

 

Manhattan by Numbers

 

Mann of the West

 

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

 

Marci X

 

Maria Full of Grace

 

Marilyn Monroe’s Brains

 

Mark Rappaport

 

Martha

 

Martin (Hache)

 

Marty

 

Masked and Anonymous

 

Master Thief (FEMME FATALE)

 

Master of Reality (updated, 1/13/2010)

 

Max Mon Amour

 

May the Formula Be With You

 

Me and You and Everyone We Know

 

Mean And Meaner [DUMB AND DUMBER & COBB]

 

Meantime

 

Meet the Parents

 

Menace II Society

 

Merry Widow [THE WIDOW OF SAINT PIERRE]

 

Mes petites amoureuses

 

Metaphysical Pop [THE MUSIC OF CHANCE]

 

Metaphysical [on Robert Frank’s C’EST VRAI!/ONE HOUR]

 

Metaphysics and Slapstick [THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN]

 

Metropolitan

 

Mi Vida Loca

 

Micromorality [CASUALTIES OF WAR]

 

Mikey and Nicky (liner notes)

 

Millers’ High Life

 

Million Dollar Baby

 

Mindless Kicks [RUMBLE IN THE BRONX & BROKEN ARROW]

 

Miracle Mile

 

Mirror on the Moon

 

Mise en Scène as Miracle in Dreyer’s ORDET

 

Miserable Mistake

 

Missing the Target

 

Mississippi Burgling

 

Mixed Emotions (BREAKING THE WAVES)

 

Modern Times

 

Monbo – or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion

 

Money Changes Everything [HYENAS]

 

Monster House

 

Moolaade

 

Moonfleet

 

Moonstruck

 

Morality Movies

 

Mortu Nega

 

Mostly Martha

 

Mother Courage and Her Children and History Lessons

 

Mother and Son

 

Mother

 

Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders

 

Moullet retrouvé

 

Movie Heaven [DEFENDING YOUR LIFE]

 

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

 

Mr. Freedom

 

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Multinational Pest Control [STARSHIP TROOPERS]

 

Muse Abuse [LIGHT SLEEPER]

 

My Brother’s Wedding

 

My Filmgoing in 1968: An Exploration

 

My Left Foot

 

My Movies, Myself [VENICE/VENICE]

 

My Own Private Idaho

 

My Sex Life…or How I Got Into an Argument

 

Mystery Train

 

Mythic Mission [BLACKBOARDS]

 

Myths of the New Narrative (and a Few Counter-Suggestions)

 

Nadja

 

Nagisa Oshima: The Man Who Left His Soul on Film

 

Naked Lunch

 

Naked Spaces–Living Is Round

 

Naked

 

Narita: Heta Village

 

National Stereotypes and Expatriates (2008)

 

Neither Noir [KISS OF DEATH & THE UNDERNEATH]

 

New Festival of Animation

 

“New Hollywood” and the 60s Melting Pot

 

New Perspectives (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA & THE DEAD GIRL)

 

New Rose Hotel

 

New Videos by George Kuchar

 

New Works by Jean-Luc Godard

 

Next of Kin

 

Nice Bombs

 

Nick of Time

 

Night Moves

 

Night on Earth

 

Nina Simone, Love Sorceress

 

Nine Letters to Berta

 

No Joke [MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE]

 

No Man’s Land

 

No More Sweets for You

 

No Stars: A Must-See [THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY]

 

Nobody Here But Us

 

Nobody’s Business

 

Noises Off

 

Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

 

Not Dead Yet

 

Not Different, Just Not the Same

 

Not the Same Old Song and Dance

 

Nothing but a Man

 

Notre musique

 

Novel Approach [ULEE’S GOLD]

 

November Days: Voices and Choices

 

Nowhere Man [TIME OUT]

 

Number 17

 

Nurse Betty

 

Nuts

 

October Surprise

 

Odd Couplings [BODY OF EVIDENCE & DAMAGE]

 

Off Color [Kieslowski’s WHITE]

 

Off Limits

 

Offside

 

Ohayo

 

Oleanna

 

On Mohsen Makhmalbaf

 

On Second Thoughts [THE LAST BOLSHEVIK]

 

On WINSTANLEY

 

On the Bridge

 

Once Around

 

Once Upon a Time, Cinema

 

One Fine Day

 

One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later

 

One man’s meat is another man’s Poisson (GRAVITY’S RAINBOW)

 

One-Man Armada

 

Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival

 

Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival

 

Onion City Film Festival

 

Onion City Film Festival

 

Onion City Film Festival

 

Onion City Film Festival

 

Open Doors

 

Open Range

 

Open Spaces [THE NEWTON BOYS]

 

Opening Night

 

Operation Condor

 

Or

 

Oriental Elegy

 

Othello Goes Hollywood (On Orson Welles’ OTHELLO)

 

Othello

 

Othello

 

Oui non

 

Our Girl in Burma

 

Our Heroes (QUIZ SHOW)

 

Our Man in Nicaragua

 

Ousamane Sembene

 

Out 1: Spectre

 

Out 1

 

Out To Sea

 

Out of the Darkness [Endfield’s INFLATION & THE ARGYLE SECRETS]

 

Outfoxing the Film Industry

 

Outsider Artists

 

Overrated Solutions [L’HUMANITÉ]

 

Packaged Parables (GABBEH & SHE’S SO LOVELY)

 

Painter Pics [FRIDA & THE WOLF AT THE DOOR]

 

Painter at Work

 

Pale Noir [TRIXIE]

 

Palombella Rosa

 

Paradise Lost

 

Paradjanov on DVD

 

Paranoid Illusions [THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE]

 

Paranoid Park

 

Paris Is Burning

 

Paris Journal, Fall 1971 (Demy, Pollet, Franju, Tati, Rivette)

 

Park Row

 

Park Row

 

Partners in Crime [THE GINGERBREAD MAN]

 

Pasolini’s Second Coming [on MAMMA ROMA]

 

Passe-Compose

 

Passing Fancy

 

Passions; Three Stories

 

Past Imperfect [IN PRAISE OF LOVE]

 

Past Lives, Present Puzzles [on UNIVERSAL HOTEL & EL MOVIMIENTO]

 

Pather Panchali

 

Paths of Glory

 

Patience Pays Off [I’M GOING HOME]

 

Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Complete Cycle

 

Peggy and Fred in Hell

 

Peking Opera Blues

 

Performance Art Videos, Part I

 

Performance Art [TORCH SONG TRILOGY & TALK RADIO]

 

Peter Pan

 

Phantom India

 

Piccadilly

 

Picture of Light

 

Pieces of Masterpieces [MEDEA & SUNDAY]

 

Pieces of the Action (RUN LOLA RUN)

 

Pineapple

 

Pink Cadillac

 

Pink Panther, Dead Horse

 

Pistol Opera

 

Platform

 

Playing by Heart

 

Playtime

 

Pleasantville

 

Plumbing the Shallows

 

Poet of Loneliness (WHAT TIME IS IT THERE?)

 

Poetry in Motion [THELMA & LOUISE]

 

Poison

 

Pola X

 

Popcorn Punditry [THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW]

 

Portabella in the U.S.

 

Portfolio Without Artist [JOHN HUSTON & THE DUBLINERS]

 

Possession

 

Postcards From the Edge

 

Potent Pessimism [on Cy Endfield]

 

Potential Perils of the Director’s Cut

 

Power Surge

 

Powwow Highway

 

Praise

 

Precious Leftovers (THE GLEANERS AND I)

 

Pregnant Pas [MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN & JUNIOR]

 

Prerevolutionary Russian Films

 

Presumed Guilty

 

Presumed Innocent

 

Pretty Vacant

 

Prewar Jitters [on Lang’s MAN HUNT]

 

Prime

 

Prince of Darkness

 

Princess Mononoke

 

Prisoners of War

 

Private Fears in Public Places

 

Privileged Moments (REMBRANDT LAUGHING)

 

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

 

Proof

 

Providence

 

Public Housing

 

Pure Heroine [TANK GIRL]

 

Purple Noon

 

Putting Back the Ritz

 

Quack to the Future

 

Queen of Hearts

 

Quick Change Artists

 

Quick Change

 

Quo Vadis

 

R.I.P. Arthur Penn 1922-2010

 

RE-Defining Video: Work by Kyle Canterbury

 

RED PSALM (1971)

 

Racism Here and Now (BETRAYED)

 

Ragged But Right [on UP DOWN FRAGILE]

 

Raise the Red Lantern

 

Raising Victor Vargas

 

Rambling Rose

 

Rampage

 

Rare and Revelatory

 

Reading about Looking and Looking at Reading: review of CAMERA LUCIDA and IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER

 

Reading: Pynchon’s Prayer

 

Real Horror Shows [EYES WITHOUT A FACE & THE KINGDOM]

 

Reality Bites [THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR]

 

Reality Shows

 

Reasons for Kicking and Screaming

 

Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part Two)

 

Reasons to Believe [SEE YOU IN THE MORNING & SAY ANYTHING…]

 

Recycled Cinema

 

Red Angel

 

Red Bridge to Australia [on CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION]

 

Red Desert

 

Red Desert

 

Red Desert

 

Red Desert

 

Red Lotus Society

 

Red Sorghum

 

Red Tape [THE STORY OF QIU JU]

 

Redeemable for Cash: The Damned and the Saved

 

Redirecting the Canon [RED HOLLYWOOD]

 

Rediscovering ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

 

Redrawing History [POCAHONTAS]

 

Reel Life: Richard Pena’s Film Center Testament

 

Reflection in a Mirror

 

Reichsautobahn

 

Reinventing the Present [10]

 

Reinventing the Present [PUMP UP THE VOLUME]

 

Remaking History [on SHULIE]

 

Rembrandt Laughing

 

Remember Amnesia? [ARCHANGEL]

 

Remember My Name

 

Remembering Ron

 

Remembrance of Things to Come

 

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

 

Resistance Is Futile

 

Restored to Power

 

Return Trip Tango

 

Return to Beauty [BEYOND THE CLOUDS]

 

Return to Paradise

 

Reunion

 

Revenge Is Bitter [BUFFALO ‘66]

 

Reverence for Things Past [MY FATHER’S GLORY]

 

Reveries and Elegies

 

Review of David Bellos’s JACQUES TATI

 

Review of SEARCHING FOR JOHN FORD

 

Review of THEORY OF FILM PRACTICE (1974)

 

Reviews of Two Terrence Malick Films

 

Revisiting THE GODFATHER

 

Rick Moranis Gets Short Shrift

 

Riddles of a Sphinx

 

Riff-Raff

 

Right On! The Original Last Poets

 

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

 

Ritalin Rebellion [CHARLIE BARTLETT]

 

Ritwik Ghatak: Reinventing the Cinema

 

River of Grass

 

Rivette’s Rupture (DUELLE and NORÔIT)

 

Road and The Firm

 

Roadside Prophets

 

Roberto Rossellini’s Belly

 

Robin Wood’s Final Top Ten

 

Rock Bottom

 

Rock Criticism

 

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies

 

Rock N’ Roll Fantasies

 

Rocking the Vote

 

Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound

 

Roman Polanski and The Catastrophe of Public Discourse

 

Romance of the Ordinary [on Chantal Akerman]

 

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

 

Rosenbaum’s List

 

Rouch in Reverse

 

Rough Magic

 

Route One/USA

 

Ruby in Paradise

 

Rude Awakening

 

Runaway Jury

 

Rushmore

 

Russian Ark

 

Russian Dolls

 

SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN: A Reinvented Remake

 

Sabrina

 

Safe Conduct and La nuit fantastique

 

Salt of the Earth

 

Salto

 

Salut cousin!

 

Samantha

 

Same Old Lefty Claptrap [SILVER CITY]

 

Same Old Song

 

Sangkuriang

 

Sankofa

 

Sans soleil

 

Saraband

 

Satire in Action [15 MINUTES]

 

Savage Nights

 

Saved!

 

Say the Right Thing

 

Saying It With Stars

 

Scared New World

 

Scenes Not From a Mall [MY COUSIN VINNY & WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP]

 

School Daze

 

School of Rock

 

Scopophilia

 

Scorn in the USA [RISING SUN]

 

Searching for Bobby Fischer

 

Searching for Taiwan [THE PUPPET MASTER]

 

Seated Figures

 

Second Thoughts on Stroheim

 

Secret Ballot

 

Secret Defense

 

See You in the Morning

 

See the World

 

See the World

 

Seeing Right Through Us [HOLLOW MAN]

 

Set Me Free

 

Seven Chances

 

Sex Drive [on CRASH]

 

Sex Games [on Polanski’s BITTER MOON]

 

Sex and Drugs and Death and Writing

 

Sex and the Single Codger (THE LAST GOOD TIME)

 

Sex and the Single Guy

 

Sextette

 

Sexual Discourse [THE PIANO]

 

Sexual Healing [ROMANCE]

 

Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors

 

Shadows

 

Shattered Image

 

She-Devil

 

Shine

 

Shirin

 

Shoot for the Contents

 

Short Cuts

 

Short Films

 

Short Films

 

Short films, program one

 

Shortcuts to Happiness [SECRETS AND LIES]

 

Shouts and Murmurs [MONDAY MORNING & CHIWASEON]

 

Sicko

 

Sidewalk Stories

 

Sign and Cinema [IN THE LAND OF THE DEAF]

 

Sign o’ the Times

 

Silents Are Golden (Silent Ozu)

 

Simple Men

 

Simple Slimeballs [DANGEROUS LIAISONS]

 

Sir! No Sir!

 

Sirens

 

Sirk’s Works

 

Six Degrees of Separation

 

Sixty Minutes

 

Skirt Power

 

Slacker

 

Sleep With Me

 

Slum Chums [LIFE STINKS]

 

Small Soldiers

 

Smart Weapons [TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY]

 

Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine

 

Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine

 

Smoke and Mirrors

 

Snowbound: A Dialogue with a Dialogue

 

So Many Movies, So Little Time

 

Social Climbing (THE AGE OF INNOCENCE)

 

Social Criticism

 

Soft and Hard

 

Solaris

 

Someone to Love

 

Something to Talk About

 

Something’s Missing

 

Song of the Exile

 

Songs in the Key of Everyday Life [THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG]

 

Soul Brothers (A FAMILY THING)

 

Southern Sleaze

 

Spartacus

 

Spike Lee Sees It All

 

Split-Level Comedy

 

Splitting Images [THREE LIVES AND ONLY ONE DEATH & LOST HIGHWAY]

 

Spoiler Alert [ROADS OF KIAROSTAMI]

 

Springtime in a Small Town

 

Spur of the Moment

 

Squaring the Circle

 

Stalker

 

Stan Brakhage (1933-2003): In Memoriam/In Celebration

 

State of the Art [on TIME CODE & KHROUSTALIOV, MY CAR!]

 

Stavisky

 

Stealing Beauty

 

Steve Lacy: Lift the Bandstand/Jackie McLean on Mars

 

Still Circling

 

Stone Reader

 

Stormy Monday

 

Stormy Relations [Michael Almereyda’s TWISTER]

 

Storytelling/Artist on Fire

 

Straight Ahead, on the Left

 

Straightman

 

Strand: Under the Dark Cloth

 

Strange Bedfellows [on NANOU & WE THE LIVING]

 

Strange Weather

 

Strangeness on a Train [on von Trier’s ZENTROPA/EUROPA]

 

Strangers in Elvisland [MYSTERY TRAIN]

 

Stuck, But Slippery [STUCK ON YOU]

 

Studies in Weightlessness [THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR]

 

Stupidity as Redemption [FORREST GUMP]

 

SubUrbia

 

Summer Camp [STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 — THE PHANTOM MENACE & TREKKIES]

 

Summer of Sam

 

Surprises at Cannes: Huston redeemed, Tashlin reincarnated (1972)

 

Survey Of A Sadist [Films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder]

 

Susan Slept Here

 

Suture

 

Sweet Outrage [SCOTCH TAPE & FLAMING CREATURES]

 

Sweet Sixteen

 

Sweet and Lowdown

 

Sweetie

 

Sweetie’s Secret

 

Sylvia Scarlett

 

Sylvia

 

Symbol Life [SWAN LAKE — THE ZONE]

 

Syndromes and a Century

 

SÁTÁNTANGÓ at 15

 

THE DEER HUNTER: Flabby Beyond Belief

 

THE GOLD DIGGERS: A Preview

 

THE KID WITH A BIKE and Some Other Recent Art Movies

 

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR: Jerry Lewis’s Masterpiece

 

TRAINSPOTTING

 

TV Films by Alexander Kluge

 

TV Films by Alexander Kluge

 

TV Guise [AS GOOD AS IT GETS]

 

Tabu

 

Take Two: THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T.

 

Tales From the Winnipeg Film Group

 

Tales from the Vault

 

Tales of Ordinary Madness (on Yasuzo Masumura)

 

Tales of the Rat Fink

 

Talking Back to the Screen (Toronto 1992)

 

Talking Pictures: Scott MacDonald on Cinema 16

 

Tap

 

Taste Of Cherry

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

Teenage Wasteland [BATMAN RETURNS]

 

Teenage Wasteland [CRUEL INTENTIONS]

 

Telling Lies in America

 

Temptress Moon

 

Ten Skies

 

Teorema

 

Texasville

 

That Old Feeling

 

That’s Entertainment III

 

The 12-Hour Masterpiece

 

The 31 best movies of 1994

 

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

 

The Accused

 

The Actor

 

The Actual Definitive Ultimate Director’s Cut (BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT)

 

The Addiction

 

The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D

 

The Advocate

 

The Age of Innocence

 

The American Gaze

 

The Angel’s House

 

The Apostle

 

The Apple

 

The Asthenic Syndrome

 

The Attractions and Perils of Internationalism (2007)

 

The Audience is Us (THE TRUMAN SHOW)

 

The Aura

 

The Battle of Algiers

 

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

 

The Best Years of Our Lives

 

The Best is Yet to Come

 

The Best of Both Worlds [A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE]

 

The Best of the Fest

 

The Big Easy

 

The Big Picture

 

The Birdcage

 

The Birth of a Notion

 

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

 

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

 

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

 

The Black Man’s Burden [BOYZ N THE HOOD]

 

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

 

The Bloody Glamour of Bloody War [PLATOON] (previously unpublished)

 

The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan

 

The Boys of Baraka

 

The Boys of St. Vincent

 

The Bridegroom, The Comedienne and The Pimp and other short films

 

The Bridges of Madison County

 

The Brothers Grimm

 

The Brutal Truth (on I STAND ALONE)

 

The Case of the Grinning Cat

 

The Cats of Mirikitani

 

The Ceremony

 

The Chicago International Film Festival Week 2: Simon Says

 

The Chicago International Film Festival: Closing Weekend

 

The China Syndrome

 

The Chocolate War

 

The Choice Between Art and Life (LA BELLE NOISEUSE)

 

The Cinema of Tomorrow (2007)

 

The Circle

 

The Color of Paradise

 

The Color of Pomegranates: The Director’s Cut

 

The Comedy of Money

 

The Communal Balancing Act [THE EDGE OF THE WORLD]

 

The Computer Animation Show

 

The Connection

 

The Constant Compromise (GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK & CAPOTE)

 

The Corporation

 

The Couch Trip

 

The Cradle Will Rock

 

The Crying Game

 

The Cuckoo

 

The Cure

 

The Cyclist

 

The Darjeeling Limited

 

The Day the Sun Turned Cold

 

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

 

The Decade’s Finest [The Ten Best Movies of the 90s]

 

The Delta

 

The Devil, Probably

 

The Director’s Cut

 

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

 

The Double Life of Veronique

 

The Dreamboat With No Name [THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY]

 

The Dreamlife of Angels

 

The Eel

 

The Elusive Moment of Thought

 

The Emperor and the Assassin

 

The Enchantment

 

The End of Violence

 

The Enforcer

 

The Epic That Never Was

 

The Exiles

 

The Eyes of the World [SEPTEMBER 11]

 

The Fabulous Baker Boys

 

The Family Stone

 

The Family That Preys Together (THE GODATHER PART III)

 

The Film Festival That Got Away

 

The Fire This Time

 

The Firm

 

The Five Heartbeats

 

The Fountain of Youth and Return to Glennascaul

 

The Fourth War

 

The Freed Woman

 

The Funeral

 

The Garden

 

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

 

The Gatekeeper

 

The Ghost Ship

 

The Girl From Monday

 

The Girl in a Swing

 

The Glass Shield

 

The Godfather Part III

 

The Golden Coach

 

The Good, the Bad, and the English [DEAD AGAIN]

 

The Good, the Bad, and the Future

 

The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

 

The Governess

 

The Grandfather [INTIMATE STRANGER]

 

The Great Divide [FROM THE OTHER SIDE]

 

The Great Garrick

 

The Greatest Film Ever Made?

 

The Greatest Living Soviet Filmmaker

 

The Guarded Intimacy of SANS SOLEIL

 

The Hairdresser’s Husband

 

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

 

The Heart of an Enigma [BARTLEBY]

 

The Heartbreak Kid

 

The Hit Parade

 

The Hole

 

The Holiday Glut: A Cautious Consumer Guide

 

The Holy Land

 

The Hours and the Times

 

The House Is Black

 

The House is Black

 

The House of Mirth

 

The House on Carroll Street

 

The Human Touch [MEN IN BLACK & CONTACT]

 

The Human Touch [THE DECALOGUE & FARGO]

 

The Hustler

 

The Icicle Thief

 

The Ill and the Sick [on PRINCES IN EXILE and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS]

 

The Illusionist

 

The Importance of Being Perverse (Godard’s KING LEAR)

 

The Importance of Being Sarcastic [SATANTANGO]

 

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

 

The Inheritors

 

The Inner Circle

 

The Inner Life of Martin Frost

 

The Invasion

 

The Iron Triangle

 

The January Man

 

The Jester and the Queen

 

The Jester

 

The Jester

 

The Joy Luck Club

 

The Kid Stays in the Picture

 

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

 

The Lady and the Duke

 

The Land Before Time

 

The Language of Objects [THE WAR OF THE ROSES]

 

The Last Bolshevik

 

The Last Command

 

The Last Days of Chez Nous

 

The Last Emperor

 

The Last Filmmaker

 

The Last Good Time

 

The Last of England

 

The Leopard Man

 

The Leopard

 

The Life and File of an Anarchist Filmmaker

 

The Limits of Memory [THE BLONDS & ROSENSTRASSE]

 

The Line King:The Al Hirschfeld Story

 

The Little Girl of Hanoi

 

The Lives of Others

 

The Living End

 

The Long Gray Line

 

The Long Walk Home

 

The Long Weekend (o’Despair)

 

The Love Letter

 

The Love Parade

 

The Lovers of Pont-Neuf

 

The Lovers on the Bridge

 

The Low Down

 

The Lunatic French

 

The Man Who Envied Women

 

The Man Who Fell to Sleep [SWITCH]

 

The Man Who Wasn’t There

 

The Man With Three Coffins

 

The Mask of Fu Manchu

 

The Meteor Man

 

The Modest Master [Luc Moullet]

 

The Moon Is Blue

 

The Most Intelligent American Movie of the Year [THE BIG RED ONE: THE RECONSTRUCTION]

 

The Mozart Brothers

 

The Nasty Woody [ANYTHING ELSE]

 

The Nation Erupts

 

The Navigator

 

The New Babylon

 

The Newton Boys

 

The Nibelungen

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

The Notorious Bettie Page

 

The Organizer

 

The Outpost

 

The Ox

 

The Oyster Princess

 

The Palm Beach Story

 

The Paper

 

The Passing

 

The Passion of Joan of Arc

 

The Passion of Joan of Arc

 

The Past Recaptured

 

The Peddler

 

The Perez Family

 

The Phenix City Story

 

The Piano

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

The Plain Truth [WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE & NELLY AND MONSIEUR ARNAUD]

 

The Player [EL MARIACHI]

 

The Pledge

 

The Plot Against Harry

 

The Power of Belief

 

The Power of Nightmares

 

The Power of Suggestion (FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL)

 

The Preminger Enigma

 

The Princess Bride

 

The Private Eyes

 

The Producers

 

The Promise

 

The Real Presence & Snakes and Ladders

 

The Reckless Moment

 

The Return

 

The Revolution Has Been Televised [Peter Watkins’ LA COMMUNE]

 

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

 

The Rise of Louis XIV

 

The Road to Overload [NORTH ON EVERS]

 

The Rock

 

The Saddest Music in the World

 

The Saint of Fort Washington

 

The Science of Sleep

 

The Screening Process [NO SUCH THING & THE SLEEPY TIME GAL]

 

The Sea Inside

 

The Seberg We Missed: Interview with Mark Rappaport

 

The Second Animation Celebration: The Movie!

 

The Second Heimat

 

The Secret Garden

 

The Self-Aware Action Hero

 

The Serpent and the Rainbow

 

The Seventh Continent

 

The Seventh Continent

 

The Seventh Victim

 

The Seventh Victim

 

The Shadow

 

The Shape of Things

 

The Significance of Sniggering (CRUMB)

 

The Slingshot

 

The Soft Skin

 

The Sorrow and the Pity

 

The Sound of German

 

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

 

The Squid and the Whale

 

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

 

The Studly American [APARTMENT ZERO]

 

The Stuff of Dreams [on SUNRISE]

 

The Subjective Landscape: Works by Alfred Guzzetti

 

The Summer House

 

The Sun Shines Bright

 

The Sweet Cheat [THE PAST REGAINED]

 

The Sweet Hereafter

 

The Swordsman in Double-Flag Town

 

The Taste of Ashes [SARABAND & BROKEN FLOWERS]

 

The Theme

 

The Thing Called Love

 

The Third Animation Celebration

 

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

 

The Time to Live and the Time to Die

 

The Torture Question

 

The Tracker

 

The Tracker

 

The Traveller

 

The Treatment

 

The Tree, the Mayor and the Media Center

 

The Trial

 

The Trouble With Harry [BLOOD WORK]

 

The True Auteur: RICHARD PRYOR LIVE IN CONCERT

 

The Two Jakes

 

The Tyranny of Sensitivity [on John Cassavetes]

 

The Unbelievable Truth

 

The Underworld Story

 

The Undistributed

 

The Universe in a Cellar (THE WIND WILL CARRY US)

 

The Unobserved Life [KILLER OF SHEEP]

 

The Vertical Ray of the Sun

 

The Vision of the Conquered

 

The War Tapes

 

The Waterdance

 

The Way It Was

 

The Way We Are (THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE)

 

The Way We Are [IN THE COMPANY OF MEN]

 

The Way We Weren’t [REBEL HIGHWAY]

 

The Wedding March

 

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

 

The Wind Will Carry Us

 

The Wind Will Carry Us

 

The Winslow Boy

 

The Woman Who Isn’t There [WAKING THE DEAD]

 

The World According to John Coltrane

 

The World as a Circus

 

The World in a Beijing Theme Park

 

The World in a Village [GUELWAAR]

 

The World is Watching

 

The Written Face

 

The Year My Voice Broke

 

The Year in Pictures

 

The Yes Men

 

The Young and the Paralyzed

 

The “Presents” of Michael Snow

 

Thelma & Louise

 

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser

 

Theme and Variations [THE LOVERS OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE]

 

Then and Now: The San Sebastian International Film Festival

 

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

 

There’s Somebody Out There

 

These Magic Moments (THE NEON BIBLE)

 

They Drive by Night: The Criticism of Manny Farber

 

Thieves

 

Things Change

 

Thinking Inside the Box [CHILDREN OF MEN & PAN’S LABYRINTH]

 

This So-Called Disaster

 

This Week at the Chicago Film Festival

 

This Week at the Film Festival

 

Three From Vietnam

 

Three Times

 

Three films by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

 

Three of a Kind [ NEW YORK STORIES]

 

Three on a Mensch [on ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY]

 

Through the Olive Trees

 

Through the Past, Darkly [GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI & THE CRUCIBLE]

 

Through the Wire

 

Thunderbolt

 

Ticket of No Return

 

Ticket of No Return

 

Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

 

Time Traveler

 

Time of the Wolf

 

Titanica

 

Tito and Me

 

To Die For

 

To Have and Have Not

 

To Kill a Priest

 

To Live

 

To Sleep With Anger

 

Toddler Time (THE WHITE BALLOON)

 

Too Big for the Screen [on CHARLES MINGUS: TRIUMPH OF THE UNDERDOG]

 

Too Horrible [LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN]

 

Top Ten [The 10 Best Films of 1988]

 

Total Recall

 

Touch of Class [TITANIC]

 

Touchez pas au grisbi

 

Tough Guys Don’t Dance

 

Touki Bouki

 

Tous les matins du monde

 

Track 29

 

Traveling Avant

 

Trends of Bill

 

Trial of the Century (BAMAKO)

 

Tribal Trouble [CALENDAR]

 

Trick

 

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

 

Tropical Malady

 

Troy

 

True Believers

 

True Enough (BOYS DON’T CRY & THE STRAIGHT STORY)

 

True Grit [ROSETTA]

 

True Parables [ASK THE DUST & FIND ME GUILTY]

 

True Romances [HAV PLENTY & MR. JEALOUSY]

 

Truffaut Lite [THE LITTLE THIEF]

 

Truly Madly Deeply

 

Truth and Consequence

 

Truth is Stronger Than Fiction (THE FINAL INSULT)

 

Try and Get Me!

 

Trying to Have Some Fun (QUILLS, SMOKING, & NO SMOKING)

 

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

 

Turnabout: The Story of the Yale Puppeteers

 

Twenty Bucks

 

Twist

 

Two Early Chicago Reader Capsule Reviews

 

Two Friends

 

Two Heads [EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES]

 

Two Movies or the Price of None [James Benning’s UTOPIA]

 

Two Neglected Filmmakers

 

Two Portraits and Universal Hotel/Universal Citizen

 

Two Takes on the Truth

 

Two-Lane Blacktop

 

Two-Lane Blacktop

 

Umberto D

 

Unbelievable

 

Under the Chador

 

Underground

 

Undermining Authority [SURNAME VIET GIVEN NAME NAM]

 

Undertow

 

Unforgiven

 

Unified Theory [METROPOLIS]

 

Unlawful Entry

 

Unmade Beds

 

Unsafe at Any Size [THE CORPORATION]

 

Unsatisfied Men

 

Unwarranted Heaviness (THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING)

 

Up and Down

 

Us Crazy Foreigners [DEAR WENDY & REEL PARADISE]

 

Us and Them [BLOOD IN THE FACE]

 

Used People

 

Utz

 

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

 

Vampires in Havana

 

Vampire’s Kiss

 

Vera Drake

 

Videos by Stephen Roszell

 

Vietnam Under Glass [THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA]

 

Vietname: Long Time Coming

 

Vigo’s Secret

 

Villain the Blank [BLOWN AWAY]

 

Viridian

 

Visionary Agitprop

 

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography

 

Vive l’amour

 

Voices From the Front

 

Voices of Cabrini

 

Voyage to the Beginning of the World

 

WR: Mysteries of the Organism

 

Wag the Dog

 

Waking Life

 

Waking Up to the World [30 FRAMES A SECOND: THE WTO IN SEATTLE]

 

Walker

 

Wall of Sound (on MORTAL THOUGHTS)

 

Wallflower’s Revenge [THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL]

 

War Crimes, Hidden and Brandished [on LORD OF WAR & WINTER SOLDIER]

 

War Fever [on MATINEE]

 

War Is Swell [HOPE AND GLORY]

 

War Porn

 

War and Peace

 

War at a Distance

 

War of the Poses (OLEANNA)

 

War-Zone

 

Watch for BERNIE (twice upgraded)

 

Waters Still Runs Deep [SERIAL MOM]

 

Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees

 

We Love It When They Lie [JACOB’S LADDER]

 

We Monsters

 

Weapons of the Spirit

 

Wedding in Galilee

 

Weird [TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL]

 

Weird and Wild [on Kira Muratova]

 

Welcome, Stranger [UNCLE NINO & BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE]

 

Well-Done Debut (PARENTS) & Sex and the Single Codger (THE LAST GOOD TIME)

 

Welles in the Lime Light

 

West Beirut

 

Western Culture Coming and Going [THE CASE OF THE GRINNING CAT & WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?]

 

We’re All Connected [SHORT CUTS]

 

What Farocki Taught

 

What Happened Was …

 

What Is a Jew? [EUROPA EUROPA]

 

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

 

What’s Love Got to Do With It

 

What’s Sex Got to Do With It? (THE HOURS AND TIMES & A TALE OF SPRINGTIME)

 

What’s Up, Doc?

 

When Bad Films Happen to Good Actors

 

When Is a Musical Not a Musical?

 

When It Rains

 

When It Rains

 

When Nostalgia Works [BOBBY]

 

When Worlds Collide [WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT]

 

When the Wind Blows

 

Where They’re Coming From [WESTERN]

 

Where the Boys Are [BULL DURHAM]

 

Where the Kids Are

 

White Dog

 

White Dog

 

White Hunter, Black Heart

 

White Men Can’t Jump

 

White Shanks

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

 

Who Killed Jessie?

 

Wholesale Memories

 

Why European Conservatives, If They Exist, Have No Reasons To Live

 

Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?

 

Why Is This Movie a Hit?

 

Widows’ Peak

 

Wild Bill

 

Wild Reeds

 

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

 

William Eggleston in the Real World

 

Wind Across the Everglades

 

Wind from the East (A TALE OF THE WIND)

 

Windmills of His Mind

 

Windtalkers

 

Winter Soldier

 

Witness to the Persecution [CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS]

 

Wittgenstein

 

Women of Substance

 

Women’s Story

 

Wonderful World of Disney

 

Wonders of the World [The Ten Best Films of 1997]

 

Woody on the Wild Side [MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY]

 

Word and Utopia

 

Working With Orson Welles

 

Working-Class Hero [CINDERELLA MAN]

 

World Views

 

Worlds Apart (on MOTHER and EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU)

 

Wright in Japan [Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan]

 

Wright in Japan

 

Wrinkles in Time [ALONE. LIFE WASTES ANDY HARDY]

 

Writing the Wrecord

 

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

 

Y tu mama tambien

 

Yearning

 

Yes

 

You, Me and Dupree

 

Zazie in the Metro

 

Zhang Ke Jia, Poetic Prophet

 

Zizek!

 

Zou Zou / Princess Tam Tam

 

Notes

 

A Brief Reflection on “Winning” and “Losing”

 

A Dialogue about Death by Milan Kundera

 

A Double Standard at the Library of America?

 

A Few Words on Behalf of Uggie

 

A Forthcoming Novel by Robin Wood

 

A Free Man [Clint Eastwood’s WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART]

 

A Handful of World: The Films of Peter Thompson, An Introduction and Interview

 

A Last-Minute Tip for Chicagoans: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Doc Films, May 18, 7 PM)

 

A Little More on Truffaut

 

A Piece of Folk Wisdom from Little Rock

 

A Possible Solution to a Mystery

 

A Quote from a Famous General

 

A SEPARATION: The Unspoken Subject in Iranian (and American) Cinema

 

A Serious Man

 

AITA (FATHER), LA VIDA ÚTIL, & ATTENBERG

 

Addressing the Present (2009)

 

Albert Brooks, Woody Allen, and Money

 

Alexis A. Tioseco, R.I.P.

 

“American Cinema” as Seen From the U.K.

 

American Self-Scrutiny, Writ Large

 

Among the Missing (Malraux’s L’ESPOIR)

 

An Unidentified Subject (Egoyan’s CHLOE)

 

Austin Notebook: South by Southwest, 2010

 

Bright Star

 

Buffalo Bill and the Indians

 

Building from Ground Zero: A HEN IN THE WIND

 

Business as Usual at Cannes (2009)

 

CITIZEN KANE and The New York Times (just for the record…)

 

Campaign and Post-Campaign Mode (THE ORDER OF MYTHS and MILK)

 

Can a “Complete History of American Film Criticism” Exist?

 

Capitalism: A Love Story

 

Changeling

 

Circle of Pain: The Cinema of Nicholas Ray

 

Conversation with Paul Morrissey (Part I)

 

Conversation with Paul Morrissey (Part II)

 

Correction of Previous Post

 

Course File on Experimental Film (Part 1) (1982)

 

Course File on Experimental Film (Part 2) (1982)2> Criterion’s Costa

 

Cukor and Sensuality

 

DEAD MAN in 2010: A Czech Preface

 

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER

 

DVD Beaver’s New Toolbar

 

Death by a Thousand Director’s Cuts

 

EVENING PRIMROSE

 

Early Silents in Oberhausen (2010) (upgraded, 5/23/10)

 

Elizabeth Drew on FROST/NIXON

 

Eric Hobsbawm on American Empire

 

Esoterica

 

Euphoria

 

FILM SOCIALISME, etc., 40 Years Ago and Now

 

FLANNERY

 

FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM

 

Farewell to Dennis Hopper (R.I.P., 1936-2010)

 

Finding Oneself in the Dark: Costa’s NE CHANGE RIEN

 

Fredric Brown, Madness, and CRACK-UP

 

From Bowles to the Bowery: Sara Driver in Hyper Drive

 

GERTRUD and LIGHT IN AUGUST

 

Gilbert Adair (December 29, 1944 — December 8, 2011)

 

Gold Diggers of 1953 (on GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES)

 

“Globalized” Kael in THE AGE OF MOVIES

 

God as a Litigant

 

Godard as “Good Samaritan”

 

HELSINKI, FOREVER (A City Symphony)

 

HIPSTERS

 

Here’s a Movie in the Making That I Really Want To See

 

High and Low: Eisenstein’s IVAN THE TERRIBLE

 

Hoberman in French & in English

 

IL CINEMA RITROVATO DVD AWARDS 2010

 

IL CINEMA RITROVATO DVD AWARDS 2011 (Bologna, Italy)

 

Index of long reviews from the Chicago Reader, by film (or book) title or subject

 

Introduction to an Index compiled for this web site

 

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010): A Minor Memoir

 

Jafar Panahi and Early Pere Portabella: On DON’T COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS and CUADECUC, VAMPIR

 

Jarmusch Unlimited: THE LIMITS OF CONTROL

 

Jazz Soundies and other numbers from the 1940s

 

Jerry Lewis Film Series in Los Angeles in June

 

Joe Dante, Anonymous King of the Post-Cult Cinema Community

 

Keith Jarrett, Symphony Center (Chicago), February 12, 2010

 

LA NUIT DU CARREFOUR: At Long Last Available

 

LA SAGA: CINÉASTES, DE NOTRE TEMPS: UNE HISTOIRE DU CINÉMA EN 100 FILMS

 

La Gueule Ouverte

 

Leos Carax’s MERDE

 

Lines and Circles [PLAYTIME and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY]

 

Lisl Ponger’s Cinema: The Lessons of Ignorance

 

Lonesome

 

Lost and Found: MIX-UP

 

Makhmalbaf’s Message

 

Man on a Shoestring: An On-Location Report on Mark Rappaport’s IMPOSTORS

 

Mark Rappaport [from FILM: THE FRONT LINE 1983]

 

Masterpiece Alert (UN SOIR, UN TRAIN)

 

Medium Cool: Wrestling with Video Art (Whatever That Means)

 

Michael Jackson and the Suspension of World History

 

Misrepresented History, Displaced Emotion

 

Movie Love (on CINÉMA CINÉMAS, 1982-1991)

 

My Favorite Films of the 1930s

 

My Son John

 

My Two Cents Worth on Daves’ BIRD OF PARADISE

 

NATIVE SON (novel and play)

 

NICKELODEON (1977 review)

 

Nick’s Kicks

 

NIGHT AND FOG and SHOAH

 

NOT ENOUGH AIR (an amazing play)

 

Never Too Late [on a Carl Dreyer retrospective]

 

Notes on 2 D’Arrast films

 

OUT 1: SPECTRE

 

Olaf Stapledon: The Father of Modern Science Fiction

 

On Alain Resnais

 

On Books and Literary Matters (an index of sorts)

 

On Robin Wood’s TRAMMEL UP THE CONSEQUENCE

 

On Scalping [+ postscript]

 

On the Arrest of Roman Polanski [updated, 10/2/09]

 

On the Denied Politics of THE HURT LOCKER

 

On the Web: Cinema Treasures

 

One Key Event & Two Key Scenes (March 2009)

 

One Observation and Three Figures

 

One of My Favorite Things [On McCoy Tyner]

 

Orson Welles: The Consumerist Version

 

Orson Welles’ Failure vs. David Thomson’s Success (updated, 10/25)

 

O’Neill’s Next-to-Last Testament: THE ICEMAN COMETH

 

PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN on DVD and the Irretrievable Past

 

PANDORA in Bologna

 

Play it again: Review of THE CULT FILM EXPERIENCE

 

Princess Theater, Florence, Alabama in the 1930s

 

Princess Theatre, Florence, Alabama (an “early” photo and news story)

 

Princess Theatre, Florence, Alabama, 1944

 

Problems of Classification: A Few Traits in Four Films by Ermanno Olmi

 

Program Notes for the North American Theatrical Premiere of THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR & THE INDIAN TOMB

 

QUO VADIS Revisited

 

ROOM 237 (and a Few Other Encounters) at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2012

 

Racist Shorthand in the U.S.

 

Raymond Durgnat’s Web Site is Growing

 

Raúl Ruiz’s Interactivity: Some Reflections on His Evolution

 

Recommended Pre-Election Reading (and Brief Post-Election Lament)

 

Recommended Reading & Viewing (THE STRUGGLE)

 

Recommended Reading and Looking: Online Books by Alfred Leslie (3 so far, more to come)

 

Recommended Reading: AND THEN THERE WAS NO ONE

 

Recommended Reading: Aaron Cutler on CERTIFIED COPY

 

Recommended Reading: By and About Lindsay Anderson

 

Recommended Reading: Capricci 2012 & Leo Robson on Wes Anderson

 

Recommended Reading: DANCING IN THE DARK

 

Recommended Reading: Daniel Mendelsohn on the New Tarantino

 

Recommended Reading: FRANKLY, MY DEAR

 

Recommended Reading: HEAVEN’S MY DESTINATION

 

Recommended Reading: Hoberman on IN A LONELY PLACE

 

Recommended Reading: Interview with Jia Zhangke by Dudley Andrew

 

Recommended Reading: Joe Klein on Why We Should Legalize Pot

 

Recommended Reading: Sadeq Hedayat’s THREE DROPS OF BLOOD

 

Recommended Reading: THE CROSS OF REDEMPTION

 

Recommended Reading: THE INVISIBLE DRAGON, revised & expanded edition

 

Recommended Reading: Two Invaluable New Web Sites…

 

Recommended Reading: VINCENTE MINNELLI: THE ART OF ENTERTAINMENT

 

Recommended Reading: n + 1, Fall 2010

 

Recommended Reading: “Everybody’s Orson Welles”

 

Recommended Reading: “Long Shot” (Profile of Jia Zhangke)

 

Recommended Reading: “Otto Preminger and the Surface of Cinema”

 

Recommended Viewing: MURDER BY CONTRACT

 

Recommended Viewing: THE GHOST SONATA at the Oracle

 

Recommended: STRAUSS AT MIDNIGHT

 

Recommended: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES by Sarah Kozloff

 

Reflections on the New Sight & Sound Poll (and Four Lists, 1982-2012)

 

Review of ANOTHER FINE MESS: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN FILM COMEDY

 

Review of BRITTON ON FILM

 

Review of Chris Fujiwara’s JERRY LEWIS

 

Review of FILM AS FILM

 

Review of Tony Pipolo’s ROBERT BRESSON: A PASSION FOR FILM

 

Reviews of Five Books about John Cassavetes

 

Rhetoric about Iran: Americans Learning from Their Mistakes

 

Richard Combs on Michael Haneke

 

Richard Linklater as Global Regionalist [on BERNIE]

 

Ritwik Ghatak at 21

 

SCARFACE

 

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED Revisited

 

SEELAND as Decolonized Nonnarrative

 

SHIRIN as Mirror

 

STAVISKY (production story)

 

Sexism in the French New Wave

 

Skipalong Rosenbloom: A Few Scholarly Footnotes

 

Some Afterthoughts about Tarantino

 

Some Brief Reflections on A COUNTESS FROM HONG KONG

 

Spanish Master

 

Stanley Rosenbaum House, Florence, Alabama, November 1943

 

Stanley Rosenbaum Residence: The Dream Version

 

Straub-Huillet’s ÉCRITS and a Few Comparable Insights

 

Subversion and Sexiness in Three Hollywood Depression Comedies

 

Susan Sontag’s PROMISED LANDS

 

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES: half a dozen responses

 

THE COMEDIAN (1957)

 

THE GOLD DIGGERS Reconsidered

 

THE MAD SONGS OF FERNANDA HUSSEIN

 

THE SIRENS OF TITAN etc.

 

THE STRANGER’S RETURN (1933)

 

THE YOUNG ONE: Buñuel’s Neglected Masterpiece

 

TV News and the Myth of Public Opinion (Kinsley vs. Borneman)

 

Tati’s Influence on David Lynch

 

Ten & Twenty Best Lists, 1995-1999

 

Ten Best Lists, 1972-1976

 

Ten Best Lists, 1980s

 

Ten Best Lists, 1990-1994

 

Ten Best Lists, 2000-2004

 

Ten Best Lists, 2005-2009

 

The Apotheosis of Donald Phelps (and David Wayne)

 

The Arabian Nights

 

The Ayatollahs Have Spoken

 

The Death of a Jazz Saint

 

The Displacements of THE FORGOTTEN SPACE

 

The Elephant in the Room: INSIGNIFICANCE

 

The End-of-Film-Criticism Industry (2009)

 

The Example of KATZELMACHER

 

The First Cordelia [on IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW: A DAUGHTER REMEMBERS ORSON WELLES]

 

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: WILD AT HEART

 

The Humanity of the Defeated: GERMANY YEAR ZERO

 

The Lure of Crime: Feuillade’s FANTOMAS Films

 

The Mosaic Approach

 

The Most Alarming News of the New Millennium

 

The New York Times Celebrates and Cheerfully Perpetuates Neanderthal Thinking

 

The Online William K. Everson Collection

 

The Poetry (and the Sociology) of Surreal Juxtaposition

 

The Sun Also Sets

 

The Undermining of Intimacy: HOME and EVERYONE ELSE

 

The Unknown Statue

 

The Unmaking of I’LL DO ANYTHING

 

The Vanity of Autodestruction: WE CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN

 

Theatrical Invention (THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION)

 

Thomas Frank on the government

 

Three Soviet Masterpieces, Finally Available in Good Editions

 

Tommy

 

Toronto 1982

 

Trial and Error (on Jim McBride)

 

Trying to Compute DON’T COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS

 

Two (Out of Three) Luc Moullet Books & One DVD

 

Two 2006 Reader film blog posts (& one afterword)

 

Two Ambitious Web Sites

 

Two Early Long-Take Climaxes (The Magnificent Ambersons & A Star is Born)

 

Two Exceptional Eastern European Documentaries about the Cinema

 

Two Films at the French Film Festival

 

Two French Godard Books: Informational Obstacles (and Teasers)

 

Two Good Reasons to be Back in the U.K. (and three quotes)

 

Two Nervy End-of-the-Year Pictures

 

Vanity Frame Enlargement (FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER)

 

Videocracy

 

WALTZ WITH BASHIR

 

WILL THE REAL NORMAN MAILER PLEASE STAND UP (1975 review)

 

WINTER DREAMS: Fitzgerald Meets Frankenheimer (& Sternberg & Cassavetes)

 

WINTER’S BONE

 

Watching Kiarostami Films at Home

 

Welles’s Anguish and Goose Liver: CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

 

What I’m Reading (August 2010)

 

What is Cinema? (and, if you know what that is, What is Film Study?)

 

Why I Can’t Write about THE ILLUSIONIST

 

Wild Grass (Les herbes folles)

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