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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?

Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

WORLD OF WIRES: Jay Scheib Tackles the Meta-reality of Humans Trapped Inside Simulations (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Fassbinder was a dark and brooding visionary, and yet Scheib's hyperactive and often chaotic play is replete with comedic elements, an array of quixotic characters, and plenty of frantic sex.

Battle of the Glam Rock Fairies 2012: Jobriath A.D. vs. Adam Lambert

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

Caught by the military police, Campbell spent six months in a military psych hospital, suffered a nervous breakdown and began writing the songs that lead to his later reemergence as "Jobriath."

Addicted Artists We've Lost: A Tribute To Betty Ford

Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

With Betty Ford's death last week, the world at large lost a great humanitarian. But the art world, in particular, lost a benefactor in the former Fir...

R.W. Fassbinder, Twisted Genius

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the preeminent force behind Germany's "new cinema" of the seventies, would have just turned 64 had he lived. Sadly, last Thu...

The Value Of Milk, and The Best Gay-Themed Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.