We sat down with the eminent German cinema scholar Eric Rentschler for a new interview about The Merchant of Four Seasons, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s first Douglas Sirk–inspired film. In this excerpt, Rentschler describes the major turning point the movie represented in the director’s career.
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.