Saul Austerlitz

Hollywood’s Tortured Tech Gurus
October 12, 2015

'Steve Jobs' is the latest movie to explore the soul of an alluring, disturbing startup CEO.

From Homeless to Hollywood: A New Film Built From a Rough Life
May 19, 2015

"I’m about to die right now, and I really want you to be there.” 

The Film Buff’s Tour of New York
May 13, 2015

For many if not most New Yorkers, New York is a dream we encounter in the movies before we make it the place we live. 

The Hannah Arendt Guide to Friendship
March 09, 2015

Arendt’s life illustrates a road not taken, one in which ferocious loyalty to old friends has been replaced by counts of mostly anonymous Facebook friends.

Look MoMA, I’m on TV!
March 06, 2015

Throughout the decades that film has appeared in the museum, TV has remained mostly beneath contempt. 

A New Movie Perpetuates the Pernicious Myth of Hannah Arendt
May 30, 2013

Hannah Arendt exposes the threadbare hero it hallows.

The Other America
July 17, 2012

In 1871, Los Angeles was still a sleepy town, not even on the radar of most Californians. It was the real-life Deadwood of the West: twenty years ear

The Span
July 15, 2010

California is no more. The state, last I checked, is still there, hugging the Pacific Ocean, but the dream of California—of sunshine, of fresh opportu