Thinking about debt has become pop, and David Graeber’s Debt is the genre’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
The beauty and muchness of Ai Weiwei’s art is often underwhelming.
Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic of Hannah Arendt is a film about ideas that remains intellectually detached from them.
Ben Urwand’s The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler.
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty; Alexander Sokurov’s Faust; Wladyslaw Pasikowski’s Aftermath
If, in an age of mechanical reproduction, art had lost its aura, he restored that aura; he enchanted an unenchanted world.
Stories of shipwreck and drift are Hollywood’s new allegories of national ruin.