Jacob Mikanowski on three 1990s TV shows.
Jacob Mikanowski on Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF.
Jacob Mikanowski on P.T. Anderson’s THE MASTER
Jacob Mikanowski on Errol Morris’s TABLOID
Jacob Mikanowski on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s UNCLE BOONMEE.
Jacob Mikanowski on Terrence Malick’s TREE OF LIFE
Jacob Mikanowski on Pedro Almodóvar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Jacob Mikanowski on Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA
Jacob Mikanowski on King Vidor’s BEYOND THE FOREST
Jacob Mikanowski on Josef von Sternberg’s DISHONORED
A most enigmatic photographer.
An exile, and a prophet of immaturity.
His informed predictions were mixed with wild speculation.
Breaking through received perception and making the world new.
“We are condemned to civilization.”
Abstract shapes in black and red collide in empty space.
He transformed physical dissonance into spiritual beauty.
He created beautiful, humane “ethnofictions.”
Dedicated to pursuing the truth about sex and desire.
His career recapitulated the mystery of the blues in miniature.
New York, Belgium, the Symbolists, Dylan, Tintin, vice, punk.
Seventies soul, eloquent monsters, Talmudic etiquette-parsing, Samuel L. Jackson.
A rebel who fought injustice with the promise of utopia.
His films are pentagrams for the conjuration of narrative.