Old Joy: Northwest Passages
Twelve years after her debut film, Kelly Reichardt returned with this breakout feature, an exploration of the softer side of American masculinity that the director has called her version of a “New Age western.”
Female Trouble: Spare Me Your Morals
John Waters’ favorite among his early works is both an assault on political correctness and a no-holds-barred expression of gay militancy.
A Hollis Frampton Odyssey: Nostalgia for an Age Yet to Come
Among the most widely seen photographs of Hollis Frampton is one of him as a young man, a self-portrait taken in 1959, if we are to trust the narration he composed to accompany its inclusion in his 1971 film (nostalgia). In the image, Frampton sits a…
World on a Wire: The Hall of Mirrors
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s only work of science fiction, World on a Wire (1973) is surely one of the most obscure items among the forty-odd titles that constitute his filmography. Originally a two-part miniseries broadcast on West German televisi…