Alice in the Cities marks Wim Wenders’s first foray into the road movie genre, which has arguably become his trademark. Alice, in terms of themes and shooting style, is a starting block for his 1984 film Paris, Texas, a sprawling journey of a work that he’s known best for. 299 more words
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"The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it"*...
Readers have surely encountered the wax models of sushi, tempura, et al. that grace the entrances of Japanese restaurants, advertising the dishes available therein. 144 more words
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Hammett: Would you be dippy enough Angel to spend a little shoe leather?
Kit Conger: Doing what?
Hammett: Looking for Gary Salt.
Kit Conger: Who the hell are you now?
A note: Technically, Wings of Desire is the only one of these two films in the German language and the only which takes place in Germany, but both are thematically very similar and so interconnected it seemed inappropriate to reflect on one without the other. 1,692 more words
Later this month we publish The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy at the Border. Edited by Marjorie Vecchio, and including interviews with Denis’ crew and the director herself, this volume throws breathtaking insight on the work and critical impact of one of the most challenging and respected of contemporary filmmakers. 1,203 more words
Exuberant, sparkling, and wondrously surreal, Pina is a spectacular show of stagecraft; a richly cinematic homage to modern dance and one of its premier authors; and an inspired simulacrum – a jewel-box that contains more of choreographer Pina Bausch’s kinetic soul than film has any right to. 535 more words