If there is a lesson to be learned from Nymphomaniac, it’s that it does not pay to piss off Lars von Trier.
Beginning on March 1st, 2014, Double Exposure began receiving ¼” reel-to-reel tapes labeled only X + I. The incipient location and provenance of the reels is as of yet unknown.
Hitchcock’s title sequences are miniatures of his movies, confirming all of his artistic quirks and credos. They acknowledge their artificiality and still manage to be hugely entertaining in their own right.
With his tests and patterns, his stimulants and digressions, Resnais attempts to describe the shape of the human soul, that irreducible bundle of sorrows, ecstasies, and longings that no amount of labwork can corrode.
On the eve of its Criterion release, Max Nelson offers some commentary on Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Colour.