Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Review: World On a Wire

Rainer Werner Fassbinder made so many great movies in his 37 years that he was able to slip in a three-and-a-half hour made-for-TV masterpiece with hardly anyone noticing.
A philosophical mystery thriller
By Peter Keough  |  September 09, 2011

Four-hour showstoppers and Malcolm McDowell come to Waterville

Boasting a high-profile selection of archival prints and to-be-buzzed-about small films, the 14th Maine International Film Festival begins on Friday and runs through July 24 at locations in Waterville, primarily HQ Railroad Square Cinema. Herein, a guid
Into the Woods
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 15, 2011

Review: Great Directors

The chore is to blank out Greek filmmaker Angela Ismailos's clueless, indulgent voiceover and moony on-camera presence and enjoy the commentary of the filmmakers she's tracked down in Europe and America.
Documentary about filmmakers nearly derailed by its own not-so-great director
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 30, 2010

All's well that is Welles

Some of the best of the last Orson Welles flicks at the HFA
Some of the best of the last at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  November 24, 2008

Hell boy

Fassbinderians rejoice — your crucifixion, your tribulative martyrdom, has arrived.
Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz at the ICA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  March 18, 2008

Funny frames

The seemingly endless final shot of Michael Haneke’s  CACHÉ|HIDDEN  might have shocked some viewers into an almost forgotten skill: watching.
The films of Michael Haneke at the HFA and MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2007



Duncan Tucker’s debut feature stars Desperate Housewives ’ Felicity Huffman as the pre-operative transsexual Bree.
By MATTIAS FREY  |  January 19, 2006