The Lives of Others
June 07, 2013
What surveillance footage will never tell us.
It should come as no surprise that The Internship, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's dude flick about being 40-something summer interns at Google, is a two-hour infomercial for the famously fun-loving company.
This homage to the Franch New Wave makes make Lena Dunham look like Hannah Arendt.
Hannah Arendt exposes the threadbare hero it hallows.
Women and Others
May 30, 2013
The German director Margarethe von Trotta has had such a long and fascinating career that, if there were justice in these matters—which idea is laughable—she would be treasured by more than who do so now.
'Lord of the Rings' for Cigarette-Smoking Cynics
May 24, 2013
How Richard Linklater's 'Before' trilogy defined my generation.
Behind the Plastic Surgery
May 24, 2013
Matt Damon is the real star of this Liberace biopic.
Two friends, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback, elected to go to the Cannes Festival with a film crew. Their plan was to make a movie about themselves running around Cannes attempting to raise money for a project. The result is a more candid portrait of Cannes than the distinguished films that will play at the Palais.
I don’t have a whole lot in common with Angelina Jolie, but we do share a terrifying family history of breast cancer. Like Jolie, I lost my mother to cancer—mine at 49, Jolie’s at 56.
May 12, 2013
Right from the start of his career, it was clear that Terrence Malick was out to challenge the conventions of the art to which he was dedicating himself. Even that first film, Badlands, showed some unconventional ideas about time.