The Front Row9 seasons, 352 episodes
A look at video releases, with commentary by Richard Brody.
Culture The Safdie Brothers’ Cinematic Beginnings The brothers and co-directors Josh and Benny Safdie showed promise well before the release, this month, of their critically acclaimed thriller "Good Time." Their 2010 film, "Daddy Longlegs," a largely autobiographical tale of turbulent New York childhoods, pulses with trouble, excitement, and discovery.
Culture John Ford’s Radical Take on American Racism John Ford’s “Sergeant Rutledge,” from 1960, is a surprisingly and accurately radical take on unquestioned racism in the American judicial system.
Culture “Born in Flames” and Political Fantasy In Lizzie Borden's invigorating 1983 film, “Born in Flames,” music and politics go hand in hand.
Culture “Actress” and Performing the Self Act natural: From Robert Greene's “Actress,” to the Maysles brothers' “Grey Gardens,” to Shirley Clarke's “Portrait of Jason,” there's a rich history of performance in documentary, of subjects playing themselves.
Culture “Dishonored” Richard Brody on Josef von Sternberg’s most scintillating collaboration with Marlene Dietrich, “Dishonored,” from 1931.
Culture “Strange Victory” Richard Brody on Leo Hurwitz’s “Strange Victory,” from 1948.
Culture “Uncertain Terms” Richard Brody on Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” from 2014.
Culture “Autumn Leaves” Richard Brody on Robert Aldrich's “Autumn Leaves,” from 1956, starring Joan Crawford in her first collaboration with the director before the 1962 box office hit “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
Culture “Despair” Richard Brody on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's “Despair,” from 1978.
Culture “The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum” Richard Brody on Kenji Mizoguchi's “The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum,” from 1939.