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November 1, 2021

Peeling Through The Layers of The Alps

When a film depicts actors playing the role of actors it inherently becomes existential. Peeking behind the curtain calls everything into question. Shakespeare makes many […]
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October 31, 2021

Favorite Scenes №17: Mulholland Drive

David Lynch made Mulholland Drive in 2001. It was the middle film in a Los Angeles trilogy that also included Lost Highway and Inland Empire. The espresso scene […]
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October 31, 2021

The Balance of Form and Content in Victoria

When Sebastian Schipper chose to make the film Victoria in 2015 it was either going to be a recipe for a brilliant triumph or complete disaster. The […]
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October 30, 2021

La Cienaga is Masterful

La Cienaga is a beautifully, and meticulously constructed film. Each facet, each scene reflects the entirety of the film. It begins as the sound of crickets fades […]
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October 30, 2021

Stray Dogs: A Different Way of Watching Film.

Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang wrote and directed Stray Dogs in 2017. Seeing it is not like seeing other films. There are two meanings to the word see. […]
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October 30, 2021

The Role of Conflict in Tomcat

This article contains spoilers. Tomcat centers around one sharp moment of horror. A single lightning bolt out of nowhere that leaves you breathless. Tomcat is […]
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October 30, 2021

Subject Position in Bone

The movie, Bone was released in 1972 and everything about it reflects that time frame. In 1972 Richard Nixon was president, Gloria Steinem’s published the first issue […]
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October 29, 2021

A Far Too Brief Essay About Sátántangó

Béla Tarr’s film Sátántangó is formidable. Not simply because it is 7.5 hours long, but because any exposure to Bela Tarr’s world view is a rough ride. […]
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October 29, 2021

The Headless Woman

The most salient feature of Lucrecia Martel’s 2004 film, The Headless Woman, is the insightful and meticulous observations she finds in mundane moments. The way droplets of […]
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October 28, 2021

Reconciling The Wayward Cloud

​A young man climbs on to the roof of a high-rise and carefully sneaks into a water tower. He soaps up and lazily floats in the […]
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October 27, 2021

Favorite Scenes №13: Nostalgia

Andre Tarkovsky made his film Nostalgia in 1983. It is a breathtaking two hours and ten minutes of heart-aching humanism. Nestled in the middle of the movie […]
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October 26, 2021

The Frog by Segundo de Chomón

The surrealists recognized that not all surrealist art needed to be made by a surrealist. As a group they laid claim to many artworks and […]
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October 26, 2021

The Bothersome Man: Bloody Hilarious

“The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.” (Friedrich Nietzsche) Jens Lien’s 2006 film The […]
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October 25, 2021

Do You See What I See: Interpreting 8 ½

In reading about Fellini’s 8 ½ I was surprised by the number of critics and reviewers who focused on the film as a depiction of what it is […]
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October 24, 2021

Kiarostami’s Where Is The Friend’s House?

​Jean-Luc Godard famously bragged “All I need to make a movie is a girl and a gun” but he was a pretentious asshole. All Abbas […]
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October 23, 2021

Gorod Zero: Hidden Soviet Era Gem

Michael Palin enters a banal, bureaucratic looking office where sits John Cleese behind a desk.Palin: Is this the right room for an argument?Cleese: I’ve told […]
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October 23, 2021

Favorite Scenes №9: Ran

​In 1985 Akira Kurosawa finished his grand-scale opus, Ran. The film is his interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. It is full of spectacular imagery, ornate […]
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October 22, 2021

György Pálfi’s Hukkle

The world of cinema is most often constructed out of three shots: the wide shot, the medium shot, and the close-up. It’s a relative analog to […]
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October 22, 2021

György Pálfi’s Taxidermia

After you recover from the shock of the opening scene you realize you will need to recalibrate your surrealism scale if you are going to […]
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October 21, 2021

A Little About Andy Warhol’s Films

“His genius was in his way of looking at things, at singling out common objects for extraordinary examination. But the idea of looking at a […]
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October 21, 2021

Situationist International and Thermroc

In May of 1968, France came to a standstill. The economy ceased to function the president fled the country and a huge percentage of the […]
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October 19, 2021

Bong Joon Ho, Michael Gondry, and Leos Carax, in Tokyo!

Tokyo! Is an anthology film. It contains three movies by three different filmmakers. The first is called Interior Design by Michael Gondry, the second is Merde […]
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October 19, 2021

Favorite Scenes №5: The White Ribbon

​Austrian filmmaker, Michael Haneke, made The White Ribbon In 2009. It was his contribution to an age-old discussion, a paradox caused by our mortality. The fact that […]
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October 17, 2021

Todd Solondz’s Sequel to Happiness, Life During War Time

Much of what makes a Todd Solondz movie compelling is its ability to strike a razor-thin balance between sincerity and satire, between tragedy and absurdity. […]
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