David Ehrenstein

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  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    It's not your mother's Mildred Pierce. Todd Haynes' five-part HBO miniseries isn't a "remake" of the Joan Crawford classic or a radical reworking of its ideas, like the gay indie auteur's Douglas Sirk–inspired Far From Heaven. Rather, Haynes...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    The most unique experimental stylist to enter the mainstream since Luis Buñuel, writer-director David Lynch, in startling films such as Mulholland Drive and the breakthrough TV series Twin Peaks, mixes seemingly placid images of everyday li...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    "In some ways everything's changed, and it's a new world for gays and lesbians," says gay documentary filmmaker Rob Epstein. "On the other hand, if you're coming out now alone and isolated somewhere without any support system, it's the same as it ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    While the spotlight is logically on the “new” at the Los Angeles Film Festival, much of the essential action springs from the “old,” thanks to numerous retrospective screenings of films both classic and obscure.Chief among ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    "I have known women who have lived that life," says Tilda Swinton of Emma, the role she plays in her new film, I Am Love. "She wears the right uniform. She sits in the right position at the head of the table. She runs the show, she plays the part...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    "Everybody wants to tell you how it was," Anna Karina says exasperatedly. "I read strange things in the papers and for the most part they're written by people who weren't there. I get very upset about that." If anyone is an authority on "how it wa...