Tsukamoto’s RAGING BULL more or less, TOKYO FIST’s often surreal and disorienting saga brings a fraught romantic triangle to the boxing ring, where passions, regrets and revenge are played out as ferocious bloodsport. The lyric “Love will tear us apart, again” has never rung truer…
On the short list of movies made about movies that were never made, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno sits near the top. It’s a fascinating descent into the perilous rabbit hole of artistic madness, an object lesson in the dangers of an auteur gone wild. It’s not unique in this regard…
Not exactly the Four Musketeers, this goofy bunch reveals a surplus of issues, whether it’s the girlfriends they want to get back together with, a need to pull annoying pranks, or completely empty pockets. For the longest time, I simply marveled at the lip garnish flaunted by Mssrs. Crombey and Saint-Macary, and I wasn’t alone. The film, as one Letterboxd user enthused: “Beautifully captures what it was like to have a mustache in the 1970s.”
The 1986 documentary, now streaming on Fandor in their “No Wristband Required” collection, makes an easy introduction to jazz legend Sonny Rollins in his mid-50s, with concert performances in upstate New York and Japan, plus a conversation between filmmaker Robert Mugge, Rollins and his wife Lucille in Central Park.
Walking nearly non-stop through the “real-time” 90 minutes of A SINGLE GIRL (1995), Virginie Ledoyen was 19 when the movie was released, a year after she appeared as a rebellious, lovestruck teenager in Olivier Assayas’ COLD WATER. Streaming this month as a Curator’s Pick on Fandor, the film no longer feels like a gimmick, as it did to some critics at the time.
Essential documents of what now seems almost a fantastical time and place—San Francisco from the late 1960s into the early ’80s—THE COCKETTES (2002) and WE WERE HERE (2011) respectively tell the stories of the outrageous glitter-bombed, gender-bent performance troupe and a heroic response to the harrowing impact of the AIDS epidemic on a blindsided populace. Keyframe catches up with filmmaker David Weissman.
After a decade of working his way up through the indie film ranks, writer-director-producer Theodore Schaefer at last sees the debut of his highly distinctive …
Mother’s Day is Sunday, which on Fandor means it’s a fine time to call home (cinematically speaking) and check in on Mom. This month’s 25-film “Mother!” collection honors the tradition even as it explores maternity in a myriad of sometimes unexpected or surprising guises. Here are six highlights to help you celebrate in unconventional style.
All so aptly named, Fandor’s themed compendium “I Need Space” offers up 27 movies that unreel across the great outdoors—and, occasionally, outer space itself—in unforgettable locations all around the globe. To get your viewing started, Keyframe offers a thumbnail guide to six wildly distinct features.