Gustavo Turner

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  • 3 years ago | Art

    Gerhard Richter Painting, the title of Corinne Belz' new documentary, is at once literally accurate and conceptually deceptive. True, the bulk of the footage consists of the German artist working on large canvasses with paint and diverse tools (mo...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, director Lars Von Trier made some deliberately incendiary statements at a press conference promoting his latest film, Melancholia. So many websites salivated over his "I understand Hitler" provocations out of cont...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Talking with people who lived through the 1950s and '60s often delivers a disturbing revelation: Their actual memories — much like in a Philip K. Dick dystopia — have been replaced by manufactured images, an unspecific parade of grease...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Later this month, the Sundance Film Festival will celebrate two films from the early 1990s as part of its "From the Collection" series of screenings devoted to "the preservation of independent documentaries, narratives and shorts." One is Daughter...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    The original trailer for Shame, starring hunk du jour Michael Fassbender as a Manhattan corporate drone struggling with sex addiction, made the movie look like a morose cross between American Psycho and Leaving Las Vegas — toxic materialism ...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Their fellow anthemic NPR darlings Arcade Fire and Radiohead may fiercely divide public opinion, but there aren't a lot of Sigur Rós haters: People either love the Icelandic post-rock band or are content to let their ethereal sounds fade in...