Art House Redux

Compared to the heyday of 1960s art cinema, when imports made up ten percent of the U.S. film market, today’s theatrical film scene offers American audiences far fewer international films to choose [...] Continue Reading

“That’s Armenia”

Midway through Vodka Lemon, a character asks the barkeep of a remote outdoor stand why the concoction that gives the bar its name is called “lemon” when “it tastes like almonds.” “That’s Armenia” [...] Continue Reading

Playing with Time

Many years ago, Jean-Luc Godard responded to a detractor’s stuffy insistence that all films have a beginning, middle, and end. “Certainly,” he said. “But not necessarily in that order.” While most [...] Continue Reading