ARCADIAN RHYTHMS: On Ben Riverss Two Years at SeaBy Rachael Rakes
At its premiere screening in the New York Film Festival last fall, Ben Riverss Two Years at Sea fit comfortably among a series of films prefiguring the coming years end-of-days.
CHRONICLE OF A DISAPPEARANCE
By Leo Goldsmith
Leos Caraxs Holy Motors
How, though, can we still talk of art, if the world itself is turning cinematic, becoming just an act directly controlled and immediately processed by a television that excludes any supplementary function?
WINNING A (HI)STORY OUT OF PLACES
By Christina Gerhardt
Christian Petzolds Barbara
Christian Petzold is a leading figure of the Berlin School, arguably the first significant collective of German filmmakers since New German Cinema.
By Paul Felten
David Cronenbergs Cosmopolis
From the moment David Cronenbergs Cosmopolis begins, when young tycoon Eric Packer (played by Robert Pattinson) tells his head of security that he wants a haircut and slides into his state-of-the-art car despite warnings of monumental traffic snarls and probable attempts on his life, we know, skeletally speaking, what were going to see.