The Front Row9 seasons, 353 episodes
A look at video releases, with commentary by Richard Brody.
CultureRichard Brody on the first film the late director Abbas Kiarostami made outside of his native Iran: “Certified Copy,” from 2010, starring Juliette Binoche.
CultureThe 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.
CultureJohn Ford’s “Sergeant Rutledge,” from 1960, is a surprisingly and accurately radical take on unquestioned racism in the American judicial system.
CultureIn Lizzie Borden's invigorating 1983 film, “Born in Flames,” music and politics go hand in hand.
CultureAct 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.
CultureRichard Brody on Josef von Sternberg’s most scintillating collaboration with Marlene Dietrich, “Dishonored,” from 1931.
CultureRichard Brody on Leo Hurwitz’s “Strange Victory,” from 1948.
CultureRichard Brody on Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” from 2014.
CultureRichard 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?”
CultureRichard Brody on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's “Despair,” from 1978.
CultureRichard Brody on Kenji Mizoguchi's “The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum,” from 1939.