A Haneke Masterpiece: The Piano Teacher (Criterion Collection)

By Christopher Sharrett. I count Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher (2001) among his supreme masterpieces, along with Code Unknown (2000), Cache (2005), and The White Ribbon (2009). His “glaciation trilogy” (so named for its examination of the death of affect in the West, and the emotional freezing-over and fading of […]

New York, International: NYFF Shorts 2017

By Gary M. Kramer. The shorts programs at the 55th New York Film Festival are divided into three narrative sections: Narrative, Genre Stories, New York Stories, and there are some real gems among the fiction entries. There is also a Documentary program, but the non-fiction shorts were not previewed. The […]