Chicago filmmaker Bill Siegel.
Romance as self-seduction.
Savage grace, restored to bleak beauty.
“Roma” is about childhood memories as concrete, as elusive, as dreams.
Restorations rule the roost, with Siskel’s smorgasboard smacking on “Detour,” “Wings of Desire” and “Andrei Rublev,” while the Music Box goes yo-ho-ho for thirty-five with the Christmas Singalong, “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And Clint Eastwood, at 88, directs himself once more as a wizened, if not wise codger daring the law.
Burn it down.
Taking the bitter with the sour in a memorable portrait of a pair of criminal curmudgeons.
Disparate interviewees appreciate Buster Keaton.
Schnabel’s work speaks passionately for itself. The ecstatic bests the tragic.
Bloody farce by the brothers Coen.