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Review: Crazy Horse
In La Danse — The Paris Opera Ballet , Frederick Wiseman looked behind the scenes at a revered dance institution. In his new documentary he examines a dance institution of a different sort, the cabaret bar of the title, a Parisian pop-cultural icon a
Wiseman behind the scenes at a revered dance institution
| January 27, 2012
Wim Wenders films Pina Bausch
Wim Wenders's Pina memorializes the late choreographer Pina Bausch with reverential tributes from her past and present dancers and excerpts from four of her works.
Their saintly boss
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 20, 2012
Interview: Wim Wenders takes 3D one step further
Some are surprised that Wim Wenders, like fellow veteran of the '70s New German Cinema Werner Herzog, has embraced something as newfangled as 3D.
| January 20, 2012
"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim
The Academy just announced its short list of nine candidates for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars. They are: Belgium, "Bullhead," Michael R. Roskam, director; Canada,...
| January 18, 2012
Peter Falk 1927-2011
Every age gets the gumshoe it deserves, and for some reason we were fortunate to have one-eyed Peter Falk's Lt. Frank Columbo, disheveled, negligible, passive...
| June 24, 2011
Review: Air Doll
One day, Nozumi (Bae Doona), the title fetish, who perhaps has been overly cherished by her owner, finds she has a "heart."
Overly cherished sex doll comes to life
| June 04, 2010
Blu Christmas . . . without DVD
Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
| December 11, 2009
Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
| May 08, 2009
Paul Schrader at the HFA
"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
| January 26, 2009
Interview: Lance Hammer
Some filmmakers seek to penetrate the mystery of human existence through cinema.
| October 28, 2008
It seems inherently wrong to be writing an obituary for Michelangelo Antonioni, who died July 30 in Rome, just a day after we lost Ingmar Bergman.
1912 – 2007
| August 08, 2007
The good Germans
It’s 1984. The Ruling Party monitors its citizenship, its minute observations allowing the “others” to be categorized –– and persecuted. Watch the trailer for The Lives of Others (YouTube)
Breaking through to The Lives of Others
| February 14, 2007
Flights of angels
In Wim Wenders’s iconic 1987 film Wings of Desire , the Berlin Wall is a character. In Ola Mafaalani’s theatricalization of the work for Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the American Repertory Theatre, the Fourth Wall is.
Wings of Desire takes the stage
| December 05, 2006
It’s 11 am on a Thursday, and Andy Moor is having his first coffee just a few doors down from the American Repertory Theatre’s Loeb Drama Center, the site that will be home to one of his most ambitious projects yet. The Ex, "Weapons for El Salvador" (m
The method to the Ex’s madness
| December 05, 2006
Wim Wenders’s 1987 film Der Himmel über Berlin — Wings of Desire , as it’s known to us — had two defining characters that would seem impossible to re-create outside of the film itself.
Wings of Desire at the ART
| November 21, 2006
Players and painted stage
It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards
| September 13, 2006
Music and macho
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul a valiant effort by German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin to match what Wim Wenders did with Cuban music in Buena Vista Social Club : put the fabulously myriad sounds of Turkish music on the international map.
Fatih Akin in Turkey, Valentino in a tie
| August 23, 2006
Boston theater season announced
Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity to world premiere in the fall
| April 27, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Gray cowboy movie
Wim Wenders can drive me nuts.
Don’t Come Knocking needs less talking
| March 22, 2006
Ask the Dust
Robert Towne’s labor of love pays homage to a much-romanticized literary tradition, that of American fiction writing of the 1930s.
Study of writers feels too warm and fuzzy
| March 14, 2006
French filmmaker Claire Denis has acknowledged that a host of sources inspired L’intrus|The Intruder (January 25–February 9 at the MFA), the tale of a sickly, reclusive Frenchman, Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), who after paying hard cash and buying
Claire Denis’s L’intrus
| January 19, 2006
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