GLENN ANDREIEV RIPPING INTERNET SCAMS

Glenn Andreiev, an indie filmmaker, and Shawna Bermender, a model/actress, both fed up with computer scams, have decided to strike back at these scammers. The scammers don’t use high-tech gedgetry to scam; they simply use the fact the Internet allows you to change your face. Based on fact, these short web-isodes are funny, sexy, alarming […]

ERIC ROHMER

I am so sad to hear of Eric Rohmer’s death at age 89. Eric Rohmer is one of France’s greatest film artists—and, as a critic, the one who, with Claude Chabrol, wrote the book that convinced the world that Alfred Hitchcock is one of the great Roman Catholic artists of the twentieth century. Rohmer now […]

FERNANDO ARRABAL

When I was in my early twenties, I did what I almost never do: I walked out on a film. It was Spanish-born French filmmaker Fernando Arrabal’s Viva la muerte (Long Live Death!, 1971), and I left after ten minutes. More than thirty-five years later, its appearance on DVD moved me to give the film […]

LARS VON TRIER

1982 IMAGES OF LIBERATION. Lars von Trier’s Images of Liberation may be the most brilliant graduate film ever. It predicts what this graduate of the National Film School of Denmark has become: one of the half-dozen greatest living filmmakers.      Daringly original, it nonetheless evokes films the student loves: Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter (1955), […]

ALAIN RESNAIS

I have collected here all the 300-word entries and the informal entries about films by Alain Resnais on this blog. However, please also see, under “film reviews” on this site, my full piece on Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad, which everybody numbers among my very best pieces. 1950 GUERNICA (Alain Resnais, Robert Hessens, France). “Women […]