Look!: “Ivan’s Childhood”; “La Pivellina”; Steven Greydanus’s Top 10 List Collection; Joel Avery on “Melancholia” & the Apocalypse; More…

Look!These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another.Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on.-Last night, thanks to the new Criterion blu-ray release, I finally got around to watching Ivan's Childhood, the first feature film by master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.I've seen Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev, Zerkalo (The Mirror), Solaris, and The Sacrifice enough times to count them among my favorite films, but have never managed to sit … [Read more...]

The Complete Tarkovsky. Online. Free.

So, I learned about this from a comment here at LookingCloser.org today... … [Read more...]

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky (2010)

My two-part review of Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky has been published at Image journal's blog Good Letters.Part One. Part Two. … [Read more...]

Are There Any Tarkovsky Fans in Seattle?

If you're going to be in Seattle on Sunday, and you're curious about the work of master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, you don't want to miss this.It's a film about Tarkovsky, by Trakovsky. (And no, I didn't misspell anything there.) And the documentarian will be at the screening!Here's the trailer... … [Read more...]

Gregory Wolfe on Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”… and Image.

I haven't seen Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. That's something I must rectify soon, especially since Tarkovsky's Mirror, Andrei Rublev, and The Sacrifice are among the most memorable films I've seen in the last two decades.Here's Gregory Wolfe reflecting on Stalker, and what it has to do with his ongoing work with Image journal. … [Read more...]

In memory of Ulrich Mühe… and Andrei Tarkovsky

Farewell to Ulrich Mühe, a talented actor whose excellent lead performance in last year's Oscar-winning The Lives of Others made me aware of his talent for the first time. He was 54. BBC reports that he had been struggling with stomach cancer. (Thanks to Chattaway for the alert.) … [Read more...]

Tarkovsky’s Top Ten

At Soul Food Movies, Ron Reed rediscovers Andrei Tarkovsky's top ten movies. Wow. That's a must-see list for all serious cinephiles. Having just seen The Sacrifice, the prominence of Bergman doesn't surprise me. If I hadn't known that The Sacrifice was a Tarkovsky film, I might have thought it was Bergman paying tribute to Tarkovsky rather than the other way around... … [Read more...]

Regent article on Tarkovsky’s "The Sacrifice" and Jesus

Thanks to GreenCine Daily for pointing me to this article from Regent on Tarkovsky's great film The Sacrifice as a signpost pointing to Christ the Redeemer. … [Read more...]

Tarkovsky’s Polaroids

Turns out the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky had a talent for Polaroids as well. … [Read more...]