Here’s the long 1972 interview with director Fritz Lang you didn’t know you were missing.  (MUBI Notebook, 12/4/18)

The Invisibles is “two movies spliced into one” — a set of interviews with four German Jews who survived in hiding in Nazi Berlin, and a scripted drama that reimagines their stories.  (The New York Times, 1/24/19; NPR, 1/29/19)

Film critics and Ai Weiwei agree: there’s not a lot to love about Berlin, I Love You.  (The Hollywood Reporter, 2/7/19; The New York Times, 2/7/19;, 2/8/19; The New York Times, 2/19/19)

In memoriam: Bruno Ganz (1941-2019): Beloved and gifted actor, best known for playing the angel Damiel in Wings of Desire (1987) and a raging Hitler in Downfall (2004). He held the prestigious Iffland Ring. (The Guardian, 2/16/19; The New York Times, 2/16/19)

Industrial designer Dieter Rams introduces his ten timeless principles of good design (from the 2018 documentary Rams).  (Open Culture, 2/11/19)

The documentary short A Night at the Garden depicts the 1939 German American Bund rally in Madison Square Garden. It’s nominated for an Oscar—but it can’t be advertised on Fox News.  (The Washington Post, 2/11/19; Slate, 2/14/19)

Director Franz Osten filmed the 1929 spectacle Shiraz: A Romance of India in and around Jaipur, with an all-Indian cast.  (The New York Times, 1/16/19)

“Sticking exactly to every fact and chronology tends to weaken something,” says director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ‘Citizen Kane’ would be a lesser film if it were called ‘Citizen Hearst.” Never Look Away (Werk ohne Autor), about an artist with a more than passing resemblance to Gerhard Richter, has just been nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film.  (The New Yorker, 1/21/19)