Like its summer season of Frank Borzage films, the Moving Image's current retrospective celebrates the work of an auteur who responded to the social upheavals of the 1930s with spectacles of escapist delirium. But whereas Borzage contended that all we need is love, Josef von Sternberg (1894–1969) scorned such bromides. Cinema's Great Artificer built a world in seven Marlene Dietrich movies that reflected the bitter knowledge that love pined for is more exquisite than love requited—and that the torch of eroticism always outlasts the cigarette... More >>>