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07.24.2014 | | Posted at 09:14 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Director Alexander Sokurov remains best known for Russian Ark (2002), a stroll through Russian history in the form of an unbroken, 90-minute Steadicam tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage. Although his 2013 Faust (out on DVD) is not filmed in one continuous take, it suggests Ark in feel. Working within the loose frame of Goethe’s sprawling opus, the Russian director conducts a...
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
French director Gilles Bourdos fills Renoir with the honeyed sunlight and sensuous curves of a Pierre-Auguste Renoir canvas, yet the film is only half about the great Impressionist. The painter’s son, future film director Jean Renoir (Grand Illusion), is convalescing from World War I in his father’s
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Some of the appeal of a show in an intimate studio theater lies in the simple pleasure of hanging out with charismatic people playing interesting characters. Such is the case with Windfall Theatre's production of David Davalos' Wittenberg...