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Blow-Up: Larry Clark’s Portrait in Flesh

May 28, 2015

…..like Teen Spirit? In defense of THE SMELL OF US.

Caveh Zahedi: The Audacity of Paying Attention

May 27, 2015

Cinema, and perhaps all art, is about an act of consciousness.

Blow-Up: Bechdel Testing …. 1, 2

May 26, 2015 | One Comment

The larger question is, should we be trying to influence or legislate how many or what kind of women characters go into a movie?

I Was Possessed by Caveh Zahedi

May 25, 2015

With Caveh Zahedi, there is no middle ground.

Jodorowsky: Before, After and SANTA SANGRE

May 22, 2015 | One Comment
SANTA SANGRE

1989’s SANTA SANGRE serves up lurid content with a certain bemusement at its own absurdity.

Gestures: Bertrand Tavernier and Philippe Noiret

May 18, 2015 | One Comment
LET JOY REIGN SUPREME

‘In watching both LET JOY REIGN SUPREME and LIFE AND NOTHING BUT, I’ve come to realize I’ve been sleeping on not one great artist, but two.’

Art Panic, Revisited

May 17, 2015
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

At nearly six months distance, 2014 still stands as a year of irreconcilable sadness, beauty and meta-puzzle-making surrender.

All Power to the Imagination: Rivette’s OUT 1

May 14, 2015
OUT 1

Like all Rivette works, it’s obsessed with the interrelationship between theater and life, reality and fantasy. And it accomplishes this while evoking the malaise that came in the wake of May ‘68.

Barter, Better? LA MANO VISIBLE

May 11, 2015
LA MANO VISIBLE

Gael García Bernal provides a small vignette in which labor and its local economy is not only seen, but felt.

On Midwifery and Moviemaking

May 10, 2015 | 3 Comments

Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore talk about bringing a story about natural childbirth to life.

Orson Welles: THE TRIAL

May 6, 2015 | One Comment
THE TRIAL

Welles to Bogdanovich: THE TRIAL is ‘the most autobiographical movie that I’ve ever made, the only one that’s really close to me.’

Orson Welles Goes AROUND THE WORLD

May 6, 2015
AROUND THE WORLD WITH ORSON WELLES

Travelogue as essay: ‘Home movies’ as only Welles could make them.