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.
Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.
Jia Zhangke’s Touch of Sin, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and other highs (and lows) from the New York Film Festival.
Lucien Jaume’s Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty.
Gravity and the three-dimensional tears of Sandra Bullock.
A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.