Rainer Werner Fassbinder

May Short Fuses – Materia Critica

May 9, 2021
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Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.

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Film Review: How do you (Re)make a Movie of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”?

April 30, 2021
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This new adaptation is sure to spark criticism from Döblin and Fassbinder loyalists, as well as those who might feel the film is not politically progressive enough. Nonetheless, it strikes the right chords: balancing between textual fidelity and contemporary relevance.

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Arts Reconsideration: The 1971 Project — Celebrating a Great Year in Film (Part One)

March 26, 2021
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If you like your films “weird, sexually provocative, and intellectually stimulating” (add violence to the mix) then our critics will feed your appetite splendidly.

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