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Richard Brody

Richard Brody is an editor and writer at the New Yorker and the author of Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard.

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Frownland: Down the Drain

With an obsessive attention to detail and tiny gestures, Ronald Bronstein’s debut feature film turns the tale of one neurotic Brooklyn man into a furious work of personal cinema.

By Richard Brody

La notte: Modern Love

A husband and wife in 1960s Milan are isolated from each other and displaced in the modern world in Michelangelo Antonioni’s tale of love and space.

By Richard Brody

Living in Cinema: Rossellini and Bergman in Italy

The neorealist master and the Hollywood icon forged a brilliant artistic path together, despite the backlash their controversial romance generated.

By Richard Brody

The Darjeeling Limited: Voyage to India
One Every movie is two stories: the one it tells and the one that remains to be told about it by those involved in its creation. These two narratives converge in a certain current of the cinema of the past fifty years. Just as modernist painting b…

By Richard Brody

Pierrot le fou: Self-Portrait in a Shattered Lens

In February 1964, while shooting Band of Outsiders, Jean-Luc Godard announced his plans for a film based on a crime novel, Obsession, by the American writer Lionel White (translated into French as Le démon d’onze heures—literally, “The Eleven

By Richard Brody