Tag: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Enfant Terrible Movie Review - 2020 Oskar Roehler Film

BFI Flare Review: Oskar Roehler’s ‘Enfant Terrible’

“‘Enfant Terrible’ is one of the more successful examples of a director biopic, but the familiar conventions of the genre eventually do a disservice to such a talented filmmaker.”

The Third Generation Movie - Film Essay

Carnival Madness: The Spectacle of Terror in R.W. Fassbinder’s ‘The Third Generation’

“In Fassbinder’s conception of West Germany following its chaotic autumn, terror takes on the tenor of performance art; like addicts lusting after a fix, the groupuscule seeks ennobling sensation; they must be satiated by “Something symbolic…”

Salvation Through Cinema: Interview with ‘Boys Cry’ Directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo

Pablo Staricco Cadenazzi Interviews Italian Directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo

Vague Visages Writers’ Room: Favorite New Wave Films

In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Slack, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite new wave films from any international movement.

‘Ali: Fear Eats the Soul’: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Timely Melodrama

“Fassbinder created a masterpiece that is relatable due to his depictions of racism, discrimination and the complexities of identity — themes which still resonate loudly today.”

Political and Social Conventions in Jacques Demy’s ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’

“Fifty-three years after initial release, ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ continues to be a formally and contextually innovative French New Wave production; a film that has influenced contemporary directors such as Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Joachim Trier.”

RIDM 2016 Review: Patric Chiha’s ‘Brothers of the Night’

“‘Brothers of the Night’ takes an unexpected approach and reveals hidden parts of life amongst Bulgarian male hustlers in Vienna.”

Of Love and Other Demons: ‘In a Year with 13 Moons’ (R.W. Fassbinder, 1978)

A Weekly Column on Love and Erotica in Cinema by Justine A. Smith

Of Love and Other Demons: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’ (R.W. Fassbinder, 1972)

A Weekly Column on Love and Erotica in Cinema by Justine A. Smith

Of Love and Other Demons: ‘The Marriage of Maria Braun’ (R.W. Fassbinder, 1979)

A Weekly Column on Love and Erotica in Cinema by Justine A. Smith

Eye on Iñárritu: ’21 Grams’ Mistakes Suffering for Meaning

“A tiresome example of early 2000s prestige filmmaking, 21 Grams holds the impressions of grand gestures without any of the substance.”

New German Cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’

“An emotionally existential journey through the cycle of love, Fassbinder’s film conveys an incredible power for empathy, and a profound understanding of deeply human characters.”

New German Cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘Beware of a Holy Whore’

“While Beware of a Holy Whore symbolizes a voice for Fassbinder’s many criticisms of the filmmaking process, he uses aspects of the film to parody his own life and dispositions.”

New German Cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘The American Soldier’

“A surrealist bookend to his unofficial gangster trilogy, The American Soldier finds R.W. Fassbinder not only at peace with his version of cinematic grace but more cynically-minded than ever.”

New German Cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘Gods of the Plague’

“A complex study of character and mood, Gods of the Plague relies heavily on subtly-crafted and detached scenes to amass larger thematic ideas of isolation, jealousy and love.”

New German Cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘Love is Colder Than Death’

“Basking in drawn-out pauses and uninterrupted tracking shots, Fassbinder strives to make his audience feel a profound discomfort and delights in presenting an errant challenge to his viewers’ integrity.”