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Into the Inferno Directed by Werner Herzog Opens October 28 in theaters and on Netflix Despite sustaining a unique quasi-celebrity status among the elder statesmen of European art cinema, Werner Herzog currently appears to be commanding diminishing attention for his actual output: his last two fiction films (Queen of the Desert and Salt and Fire) still lack US distribution, and his most recent documentaries, while critically lauded, haven’t achieved the same level of box office success...
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Directed by Werner Herzog Opens August 19 Mere seconds into his new meditation on information technology, the transporting yet still minor Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, the great Werner Herzog makes one of his patented narratorial overstatements, intoning that the UCLA corridors where the internet was founded decades ago look “repulsive.” By the end of the film, the internet history lesson having long since given way...
Beauty and the Beast (1946) Directed by Jean Cocteau The enjoyable paradox at the center of Cocteau’s cinema is the sense that his films are both defiantly otherworldly yet utterly handmade, most evident in his most famous work. The opening confirms Cocteau’s awareness of the dichotomy, as he begs the audience to conjure the lost childhood innocence with which they can properly be induced into the fairy tale, all while the credits are written out in...
Typically, you start at the beginning, but in the career of Howard Fishman—the songwriter, bandleader, playwright, composer, and amateur musicologist—there are so many beginnings that they begin to blur into something else entirely. Fishman has decamped to New Orleans with $300 in his pocket, a guitar, and a little suitcase. He has opened and then closed an avant-garde theater company in Poughkeepsie. He has recorded an album about hitchhiking through Romania, composed an oratorio...

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