Despite the fact that it’s an Academy Award-winning movie about the Holocaust, “Mephisto” is very good.
Created 100 years ago, Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus” was Walter Benjamin’s prize possession. But where he saw an “Angel of History,” others saw Hitler.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” starring Alec Guinness, began its life as a novel called “Israel Rank.”
Halpert really does seem like a 21st-century figure: unimpeachably “woke” before the term existed, tireless in her defense of the marginalized.
“Motherless Brooklyn” is the “La La Land” of film noir.
He seems to believe that pointing out the Greek framework undergirding some recent event is the same as saying something of substance about it.
“This is a hard, bitter book, full of feelings most people lack the courage to acknowledge.”
In various Spike Lee Joints, Jews have been scapegoats, turncoats, victims, allies, bystanders, exploiters, and friends.
Winogrand was the Augie March of American photography.
Even in his most harebrained projects, Cohen couldn’t help being cool.