While retaining the essence and many details of the original story, Christian Petzold's Undine (2020) echoes, remixes, and updates pieces of the original tale in a manner likely impossible for an audience to predict—or any other director to have arrived at.
Ethan Hunt has been engineered as Cruise’s go-to export, the slippage between character and actor deliberate; Hunt is the closest an audience gets to seeing Cruise act like a normal person.
Where Asteroid City shines, where it is made masterpiece, is in its brief flashes of joy: a good picture, a milkshake, a song and dance, one more martini. Here is a life not perfect—soldiers wielding guns, no personal space, endless boredom—made enviable by one thing only: each other.
Welcome to another edition of The BW/DR Podcast: Frame 25, our new series of bite-sized podcasts. This month: the relentlessness and romance of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love (2002), a movie so pretty, we just want to smash it.
You get what you bring into Past Lives, a lush and dreamy new film and the directorial debut of playwright Celine Song—a story of love and loss and reconnection between childhood sweethearts across a quarter-century and two continents.
Welcome to our new podcast series in conversation with, and sponsored by, our friends at Galerie. Every month, we’ll pick a film and zoom in on a single moment to better see the whole. This month: Věra Chytilová's Daisies (Sedmikrásky).