December means one thing: Happy Cruisemas, from our home to yours. This month we welcome back special Cruise correspondent Elizabeth Cantwell to discuss Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky. Surrealist rom com or indulgent puzzle film? Flop or parable?
For our B-Movies issue–just in time for spooky season–we’re casting an eye back toward RKO darling Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur’s Cat People (1942), one of the studio’s most successful forays into low-budget, low-runtime horror, with film critic and curator Miriam Bale.
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).
On this month's show, Karina Wolf joins us to discuss Wings of Desire, the essential decency of Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk’s warmth, transformative romance, whether angels have grandmas, Henri Alekan’s dignifying vision, Wim Wenders’s lack of strategy, how particulars turn universal, and more.
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.
This month, we’re proud to feature the guest editor of our June issue, poet Spencer Williams, in conversation about a pair of films that hearken to our theme of trans cinema: Canadian Billy Tipton doc No Ordinary Man and the incendiary short American Reflexxx.
To salute our May theme, Chad sits down with deputy cohost Fran Hoepfner and movie and music writer Sydney Urbanek, to discuss the greatest initially-PG-rated movie of all time(?): Miloš Forman’s 1984 Amadeus.