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Chantal Akerman

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Let’s undo the movies

If those collective behaviors inspired and demanded by the cinema of its witnesses are, in essence, its very boundaries, Belgian-born filmmaker and video artist Chantal Akerman could be considered a smuggler.
Chantal Akerman plays with your mind at MIT’s List Center
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2008
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Dystopia now!

Our species seems to have a serious love/hate relationship with nature, as in “can’t live with it, can’t live without it.”
‘Alexis Rockman,’ ‘The New Authentics,’ and ‘Paper Trail II’ at the Rose, and Chantal Akerman at MIT
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 22, 2008
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Naughty by nature

Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008
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Waved off

Ah, Eurocinema, the blood and backbone of film culture as it grew from out of the Hollywood shadow in the post-war decades — the Godards, the Bergmans, the Antonionis, the bristling Hungarians, the mordant Poles, the café-dawdling French!
‘New Films from Europe’ at the HFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  January 19, 2007
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Cinema belongs to him

For many backlashing film scholars and canonical cinéastes, most of the big players in the French New Wave — Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer, Resnais, etc. — have been, over time, at least a touch overrated, save two: Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette.
The je ne c’est quoi world of Jacques Rivette
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  January 03, 2007
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Seven heaven

Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 28, 2006