The Top Shelf

Talking into Rohmer's Nagra                                                                                          La Collectionneuse, a "Moral Tale"

Eric Rohmer Remembered at the American Cinematheque

Tucked away complacently in his Parisian home where, under the pseudonym “Eric Rohmer,” and noted for spending years without a phone, a car, or even a taxi ride from time to time, but with family, faith, and a firm devotion to nature, cinema, and its related arts, Eric Rohmer presented us with many paradoxes more...

A Russian on a Russian

A Classic of a Classic

The Lady with the Dog: Heifitz Films Chekhov’s Message in a Bottle

Written in 1899, Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Lapdog” was a “moving picture” waiting to happen. Even if the theory and technology of cinema evolved for six decades before Iosif Heifitz adapted this classic to the screen (in time to celebrate the centennial of Russia’s most beloved author), the tone Heifitz captures in  more


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