Tuesday, September 27 2011
Ruins exudes a sense not just of a mystical dream setting but also a private one.
Monday, September 5 2011
The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?
Tuesday, January 19 2010
If you Google the phrase “Criterion has done it again”, you will get 37,500 hits. I have a hunch that now that Wings of Desire is back on the streets, this number is going to increase significantly.
Monday, April 2 2007
Like an abstractionist who refuses to discuss his inspiration, or an avant-garde artist who renders his icons through a vague and untouchable design, Wim Wenders can be both fascinating and frustrating.
Sunday, August 6 2006
A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.
Thursday, April 13 2006
The reunion of Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, coming some 20 years after Paris, Texas, demonstrates both the change and sameness in their art.
Monday, September 22 2003
Wings of Desire is the most optimistic of films, finding freedom and potential in the quotidian privileges most of us take for granted.