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Calendar, Night&Day Great Obstacles

Great Obstacles

No, not the parkas. The fearsome north face of the Eiger mountain became the object of National Socialist obsession during the '30s. An Olympic gold medal was promised to its first summit party—preferably to be of good, blonde Aryan stock,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Jerichow</i>

Jerichow

Retooled noir with less pulp than its original source, Christian Petzold’s Jerichow wryly riffs on The Postman Always Rings Twice for late-capitalist Deutschland. Mostly cool where James M. Cain’s 1934 novel and the 1946 and 1981 film versions run hot,…
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Film, Love is a battlefield in the powerful <i>Postman</i> rethink, <i>Jerichow</i>

Love is a battlefield in the powerful Postman rethink, Jerichow

Retooled noir with less pulp than its original source, Christian Petzold's Jerichow wryly riffs on The Postman Always Rings Twice for late-capitalist Deutschland. Mostly cool where James M. Cain's 1934 novel and the 1946 and 1981 film versions run hot,…
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Film, Jingle Hell

Jingle Hell

It can't be easy making films about war. It's so inherently dramatic that, as a setting for art, it's overdetermined; it drips with meaning even before the first scenes are set. And so much has been said already: War is…
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