Maine Ocean (1985, Jacques Rozier)

Our favourite films often have a habit of making us mute, of striking us dumb (to use a more old-fashioned phrase). Once the lights have come up (or the desktop player window has minimised itself) we are left wondering, with a faint sense of embarrassment and a shrug of the shoulders, whether it is enough … Continue reading Maine Ocean (1985, Jacques Rozier)

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500 (or so) words on the World according to Fassbinder: Lola (1981, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Lola is Fassbinder in overdrive (“in the red” as star Armin Mueller-Stahl put it, although he seems to have forgotten about the blue his character is always clad in and which sums up the duality and the wildness of this film too). This film is not the fabled critic’s cliché of an “explosion of colour”, … Continue reading 500 (or so) words on the World according to Fassbinder: Lola (1981, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)