Jonathan Rosenbaum is a film critic and author whose books include “Movies as Politics,” “Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See,” “Abbas Kiarostami” (co-authored with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa), “Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia,” and the two-volume collection “Cinematic Encounters.” He was the film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008.
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One of Iranian cinema’s greatest and most exemplary figures — and one of the world’s finest filmmakers — deserves to be appreciated not simply for his courage as a rebel but for his talent and imagination in showing what the best filmmaking entails.
Many of Louis Armstrong’s contemporaries derided his performance antics and clowning as a creepy form of Uncle Tomism. But what if the most effective way to be political without creating a disturbance is to pretend you have no politics at all?
A Film Critic Reflects on the Artistic Journeys and Vision of the Late French Director Jean-Luc Godard
Godard and his critical colleagues comprised the first generation of cinephiles who treated film history as part of cultural history.