Nanfu Wang’s body of work navigates the documentary dilemma addressed yesterday:Continue reading “In the Same Life”
Searching for Mr. Rugoff runs into a dilemma that besets many documentaries:Continue reading “Searching for a Personal Frame”
I’m a season-ticket holder to the careers of artists.Continue reading “Career Tickets”
Jonesing for a hand-drawn throwback?Continue reading “Notes on a Cryptozoo”
Why are “based on a true story” tags placed at the beginning of movies instead of at the end?Continue reading “Based”
Anything on screen (or stage. or the page. or a canvas. or [insert object upon which art resides here]) is fair game to interpret.Continue reading “The Wages of Reel”
Does the deus ex machina romance between Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in 1953’s The Band Wagon feel unconvincingly tacked-on to anyone else?!Continue reading “That and This Are Entertainment”
David Lynch is to Cinema what Sam Shepard is to Theatre.