For the Balder & Dash column on RogerEbert.com, critic Glenn Kenny reviews Columbia University Press’s new English translation of Eric Rohmer: A Biography. “Rohmer did not live the way other filmmakers lived,” he writes. “Not just other filmmakers of the French New Wave, of which he was both a kind of father figure and crucial component. I mean pretty much all other filmmakers.”
Thanks to the recent discovery of the master tapes of David Bowie’s music for The Man Who Fell to Earth, the soundtrack will be released for the first time as an album this September.
For the New York Times Style Magazine’s latest cover story, Nicholas Haramis visits Kristen Stewart at her home in Loz Feliz. “An increasingly compelling and nuanced performer, Stewart describes the process at different times as ‘harnessing a fluid,’ ‘tapping into a magic world’ and ‘finding a portal.’ ”
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its Retrospective lineup, which features a selection of French classics inspired by the release of Bertrand Tavernier’s new documentary, My Journey Through French Cinema, alongside twelve films by Henry Hathaway.
For the Village Voice,Bilge Ebiri interviews director Gillian Armstrong about her new documentary Women He’s Undressed, which explores the career of Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly, who is best known for his work on Casablanca, An American in Paris, and The Maltese Falcon.
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