L.A. Repertory Cinema Pick: Fassbinder at the Aero and the Egyptian

Playing at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres, May 31 through June 14: sixteen films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, in all their stylized, sardonic glory. Bracingly smart and provocative, and remarkably stylish, even when he was working on the proverbial shoestring budget. Read more [...]

Candy-colored decadence: Fassbinder’s ‘Lola’ (1981)

Lola is Fassbinder’s riff on The Blue Angel: Instead of Marlene Dietrich leading Emil Jannings to his downfall in Weimar-era Germany, here we have Armin Mueller-Stahl’s upright building inspector falling for Barbara Sukowa’s cabaret singer–prostitute in 1950s West Germany. Read more [...]