If you’re a newcomer to Anderson’s work, you will enjoy this. And if you’re a fan you will love it. Anderson’s wry commentary about the world, whimsical ideas and funny observations, as well as her dead-serious musings on the nature of life, death, afterlife and relationships, is a great way to spend an afternoon. And stay for the entire credit roll at the end to hear all of Lou Reed’s song, “Turning Time
Around,” you won’t regret it.
The 103 minutes of Pina rush by quickly, even for a non-dance aficionado. It’s not just the 3D effects in Wim Wenders’ tribute to the late dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch, although there are a couple 3D wows. What is captivating is the love. Love of the dancers for their late artistic director (who died in 2009, 5 days after being diagnosed with cancer); love of Wenders for his subject; and love of human beings by Pina, whose exquisitely choreographed dances telescope the joy, sorrow and need of one human for another … More » »Read More