Thursday, June 6 2013
Matthew Mishory's film depicts an under-the-radar gay frisson that '50s America refused to acknowledge.
Sunday, June 2 2013
Margaret Thatcher is dead, yet her influence is stronger than ever. What lessons can be drawn from the cultural response to Thatcherism, and can they be applied again?
Sunday, August 14 2011
Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.
Thursday, September 30 2010
Caravaggio’s story encapsulates several social issues still vexing to us today: the separation of church and state, the role and rights of women, and how the male gaze can distort perceptions of such, and the ever-quixotic tendency for great artists to emotionally self-destruct, often abetted by those they threaten.
Tuesday, July 27 2010
Memory and history are tinged not only with color but with emotion, as Derek Jarman reflects on his past and the knowledge that he is dying.
Thursday, December 11 2008
Like a mad, gentle-genius love child of Kenneth Anger, Carl Theodor Dryer and Luchino Visconti, Jarman broke almost every rule in his blazing career.
Monday, June 9 2003
It's cagier than this simplistic 'resist the system' message suggests.