Author Archive: Ben Poster

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Viva Pedro!

Viva Pedro!

| October 3, 2006

Though several debatable rumors and reasons may exist as to why a retrospective of Pedro Almodóvar’s films is appearing now, none of them are really a concern of mine. Would I say that it’s somewhat unusual to find theatrically re-releases of the highlights of a directorial career while said director seems to be right around […]

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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

| August 27, 2006

That Spike Lee proclaims his intention for When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts–his documentary on Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the Gulf Region–to be seen as “the complete and final account of this historic event” is at once an apt introduction, and entirely unnecessary. Upon completing one’s viewing of this comprehensive four-act, four-hour […]

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