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Kartemquin Films and Documentary Art

November 15, 2015 | One Comment

It’s about story, craft and ethics, says artistic director Gordon Quinn.

War Movies for People Who Don’t Like War Movies

November 11, 2015

Even the staunchest ‘anti-war’ movies glorify killing fields. In MARWENCOL and LA FRANCE, we find a few key exceptions to the rule.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cinema of Penance

October 30, 2015

In a televisual landscape of fast-paced overstimulation, Kurosawa breaks the rhythms familiar to viewers to usher in a truly cinematic experience.

Beyond Audience: Alverson and Silver

October 22, 2015

Iconoclasts Rick Alverson and Nathan Silver in conversation at the Chicago International.

33 Jane Birkins by Agnès Varda

October 16, 2015

On identity expanded in JANE B. PAR AGNES V.

DRAGON TATTOOs, Side by Side

October 9, 2015

Double vision: Comparing a Scandinavian hit movie and its Hollywood remake.

17 Rock Bands, 30 Years: The DECLINE Trilogy

October 2, 2015

Spheeris’ seminal docs tour three distinct L.A. music scenes over three decades.

THE EXILES Rediscovered, David Lynch Style

September 29, 2015

A Lynchian look at THE EXILES’ raw and gripping feverish yearnings.

Cassavetes’ Spaces of Seduction

September 26, 2015

On one of the supremely heartbreaking moments in American cinema, big or small.

One Museum, Two Movies

September 23, 2015

One location that’s spawned two movies sparks a dialogue on the state and meaning of ‘the art museum.’

When Porn Goes Deep: LOVE RITES

September 14, 2015

A fearless Walerian Borowczyk offers up the cruel base instincts of male desire, as well as the inner resolve of a woman to overcome them.

Highest Wavelengths at #TIFF15

September 8, 2015

The boldness of vision found in Toronto’s experimental showcase often defies description.