Ousmane Sembène is dead at 84. In tribute to the great “father of African cinema,” I have brought together here all my pieces about the Senegalese film artist from elsewhere on my blogsite. They are arranged in the films’ chronological order. A reminder: one of these films, Moolaadé, appears on my list of the 100 […]

WHY DOES HERR R. RUN AMOK? (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler, 1969)

The fifth film in a prolific run cut short by an early (and courted) death, Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?) does not deserve the dismissal that its brilliant young writer-director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, would later apply to it. He and his co-scenarist, co-director and co-editor, Michael Fengler, have wrought […]