CriterionCast Episode 160: Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder
Once again, I had the great pleasure of joining in a conversation at The CriterionCast, this time to discuss Otto Preminger’s 1959 film, Anatomy of a Murder. Read the post and find a link to the podcast.
The Eclipse Viewer Episode 30: Early Fassbinder Part II
David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 30: Early Fassbinder Part II. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.
Jaromil Jireš: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
In 1970, riding the last oscillations of the Czech New Wave, director Jaromil Jireš created a phantasmagoric look at a young girls maturation, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, containing the energy and creativity of the Czech New Wave — as well as a healthy dose of its metaphorical subterfuge. Today marks the film’s release on a new Criterion Collection Blu-ray and DVD. Read the full post.
Alejandro Zambra: “Reading Comprehension: Text No. 1″
This week’s New Yorker fiction is Alejandro Zambra’s “Reading Comprehension: Text No. 1.” Come join the discussion! Read the full post.
Bernhard Wicki: The Bridge
In 1959, Bernhard Wicki adapted Gregor Dorfmeister’s anti-war novel, The Bridge, into a film of the same name that would help usher German cinema back to international attention and go on to influence many directors involved in the New German Cinema that flourished in the 1970s. Today, The Criterion Collection is releasing the film on Blu-ray and DVD. Trevor reviews the film and the Criterion Blu-ray edition. Read the full post.
The Eclipse Viewer Episode 29: Early Fassbinder Part I
David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 29: Early Fassbinder Part I. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.
André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films
For decades, the stage director André Gregory and actor Wallace Shawn have worked together, theorizing about life and the stage and their roles in each. Today, The Criterion Collection is releasing a box set that collects the three films they’ve collaborated to create, My Dinner with André, Vanya on 42nd Street, and A Master Builder. Trevor takes a look at the set. Read the full post.