Orson Welles
Features // 14 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 11 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

The Voice of the Demagogue and American So-Called Democracy
2 Nov 2016 // 8:30 PM

Gabriel Over the White House seriously asks a question that should only be asked as satire or farce: what if the best solution for the US is to have a fascist dictator in charge?

Extra Large Popcorn, Please: The Film Forum's "Return of the Double Feature"
25 Aug 2016 // 8:30 PM

Originating as a practical means to ensure financial solvency, the “double feature” may now serve a more profound aesthetic purpose.

//Columns

Orson Welles: A Man of a Certain Ego
4 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

“The chief proof of a man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. It argues... a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself proof of nobility.”

//Reviews

Play Out the Play: Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight
27 Sep 2016 // 8:45 PM

Bursting with vertiginous momentum, Chimes at Midnight presents a wonderfully sociable anti-sociality.

The Ontology of the Story in 'The Immortal Story'
19 Sep 2016 // 3:30 AM

A story is told, not lived. It's experienced as a sort of opiate, a momentary deferral of lived experience.

//Blogs

Criterion Draws Fresh Restorations From Welles With 'Chimes at Midnight' and 'The Immortal Story'
22 Sep 2016 // 8:45 PM

In his late period, Orson Welles was just getting started.

PopTalk: Breaking Down the Dollars and Cents of Crowdfunding
24 Aug 2015 // 5:00 AM

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer both indie and major filmmakers an array of opportunities to see their visions realized. But does it come with strings attached?

//News

Remembering Orson Welles at 100
4 May 2015 // 8:29 AM

Forgive Orson Welles his excesses from steaks and milkshakes to impossible dreams and wish him a happy birthday wherever he is.

After 70 years, the greatness of ‘Citizen Kane’ remains undiminished
15 Sep 2011 // 12:30 AM

From a review of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” at the time of its release in 1941: “Before ‘Citizen Kane,’ it’s as if the motion picture

//Mixed media