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  • Film Review: 'The Voice of Sokurov'

    in Finnish helmer Leena Kilpelainen's enjoyable docu "The Voice of Sokurov." Those hoping for a full biography should look elsewhere, and the film does little to illuminate his working methods. Instead, Kilpelainen's interviews, shot over five years yet compiled as if done in seven days, looks at the breadth of the man's achievements rather than the details, and is most interesting when the cultivated director offers insights into his way of thinking. "Voice" is an appealing fest item, likely to get further traction out of a 52-minute smallscreen edit.
  • New tenor star Stephen Costello to perform in concert for Lyric Opera Baltimore

    New tenor star Stephen Costello to perform in concert for Lyric Opera Baltimore
    UPDATE: Since I posted this story on Tuesday, word has come that the 'Toujours L'Amour' concert scheduled for Friday has been postponed because Stephen Costello has a 'bad flu.' Lyric Opera Baltimore artistic director James Harp says the event may be...

    Review: 'Faust' ★★★

    Review: 'Faust' ★★&#9733
    In exchange for making films as good as "The Sun," about Emperor Hirohito, and "Alexandra," about a long-simmering war's effects on a woman who has seen everything, the director Alexander Sokurov may well have struck a Faustian bargain requiring him to...

    Rome Film Review: 'Hard to Be a God'

    When Aleksei German died in February 2013, he left behind a nearly finished magnum opus, "Hard to Be a God." With the assistance of son Aleksei German Jr. and wife and collaborator Svetlana Karmalita, the movie was completed, most likely just as the great...

    Review: 'Faust' bargains with devil, loses

    Review: 'Faust' bargains with devil, loses
    Alexander Sokurov's "Faust" is a grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece adapted, as have been so many works before it, from the allegorical play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. That the picture won the 2011 Venice Film Festival'...