Screening Log #48: The Piano Teacher (2001)

Written by Michael Haneke, based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek Directed by Michael Haneke Starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, and Annie Girardot       The fact of desire is a strange contradiction. The presence of desire is often romanticized, abstracted into something passionate, but there is implicit in desire an admission of lack … Continue reading

Screening Log #36: Vampyr (1932)

Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer and Christian Jul, based on the book In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer Starring Julian West (Nicolas de Gunzburg), Jan Hieronimko, Rena Mandel, and Sybille Schmitz     There is a sense of loss inherent in any age of transition. As such, it … Continue reading