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Cinema Scope 54 Editor’s Note
By Mark Peranson First of all, apologies for the quality of this issue, and this editor’s note in general. I take full blame when things go wrong at Cinema Scope headquarters, which for the better part of six weeks has been in hotel and conference Read more →
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Alain Resnais, France)
By Blake Williams That Alain Resnais would endow his follow-up to his neurologically scrambled masterpiece Les herbes folles (2009) with the title You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet seems like a goad to premature eulogists. As Resnais would be turning 90 a fortnight after the film’s Read more →
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, US)
By Quintín In one of the first scenes of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012), a black soldier stands proudly and defiantly in front of the President and, without technically overstepping the bounds of respectfulness, argues that African-Americans (it sounds ridiculous to use that term in this Read more →
Exploded View: Ron Rice’s Chumlum
By Chuck Stephens “Her eye saw not just beauty but incredible, delirious, drug-like hallucinatory beauty.” Jack Smith—creature on fire, ruler of lost Atlantis, and author of the bite-sized encomium to the “perfect filmic appositeness” of Maria Montez quoted above—looms before us in a column of Read more →
Global Discoveries on DVD | Freebies, Purchases, Extras
By Jonathan Rosenbaum One limitation of this column when it comes to overseas releases is that many (if not all) of my selections are determined by which companies send me review copies and which ones don’t. When it comes to the UK, I eventually gave Read more →
Film/Art | Out of Bounds: The Formal Trajectories of Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan
By Andréa Picard “You have to rack your brain to know how to film a location…You have to walk around it for a while if you want to find, to use a military term, a strategic lookout. There are not many. When you explore Read more →
Fire in Every Shot: Wang Bing’s Three Sisters
By Thom Andersen “Films have no interest unless one finds something that burns somewhere within the shot.”—Jean-Marie Straub, Cahiers du Cinéma, October 1984, p. 34 Wang Bing’s Three Sisters (2012) tells a simple story. Three sisters, aged four, six, and ten, live like orphans in Read more →
One Horizontal, One Vertical: Some Preliminary Observations on Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster
By Shelly Kraicer The good news about Wong Kar-wai’s new film is that, following the debacle that was My Blueberry Nights (2007), the good Wong is back. The Grandmaster not only banishes the (thankfully now easily forgotten) memory of Blueberry, but also manages to continue Read more →
An Ursine Halfabet: Denis Côté’s Vic+Flo ont vu un ours
By Michael Sicinski In Denis Côté’s Bestiaire (2012), you might have really seen a bear. That’s because it took place in a zoo. As for his latest, au contraire; the grizzlies are not really there. The title’s both a metaphor and a clue: the phrasing, Read more →
Middlegame: An Interview with Andrew Bujalski
By Phil Coldiron Here’s a human point: this little introduction to the following interview with Andrew Bujalski on the occasion of the Sundance and Berlin premieres of his extraordinary new film, Computer Chess, has given me more sleepless nights than just about anything I’ve ever Read more →
After-School Special: Joseph Kahn’s Detention
By Adam Nayman No American filmmaker in recent years has put his money where his mouth is like Joseph Kahn, the director of music videos for artists including Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, U2, and Read more →
Passion (Brian De Palma, France/Germany)
By Andrew Tracy Allow for the possibility that perspective can trump prejudice, I suppose. Eight months after seeing Brian De Palma’s Passion and thinking it ludicrous (probably intentional) and dreadful (presumably not), I’ve since scaled it back to the former—though the fact that it isn’t Read more →
Issue 53 Table of Contents
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- Issue 54 Table of Contents
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- Boring Twenties: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
- Deaths of Cinema | Blank Slate: Remembering Les Blank
- Between the Walls: Images Festival 2013
- By the Book: Evil Dead
- “No One Can Survive In That Water”: Jane Campion and Garth Davis’ Top of the Lake
- Some Kind of Monster: True/False 2013
- A Confrontation with Madness: Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival 2013
- Forced Exchange: Nicolás Pereda and Jacob Schulsinger on Killing Strangers
- Brice Split Decision: Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz Oh, and it's the dress she starts in when she first checks into her room. So she's in the dress ...
- Brice Split Decision: Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz You guys both kinda missed parts of the kitchen. At the beginning she is actually in two differe...
- Carlos Claro One Horizontal, One Vertical: Some Preliminary Observations on Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster Great review but it seems lacking the mention that the film seems heavily cut. There's unexplaine...
- Thomas One Horizontal, One Vertical: Some Preliminary Observations on Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster I would rather watch this than Blueberry Nights but it's not much better. A let down, really. As...
- Jay Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, US) Who gives a shit if Tarantino "matters"? Who gives a shit if he cites Gordon Parks, Bresson, Lewi...
- Ian So You Think You Can Dance: David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook I couldn't disagree more with this review. It is not poorly argued, but it does not take into con...
- Patsy East lesblank Sorry to hear of Les Blanks passing..I remember him so well as he made the film, "Sprout Wings an...
- Nick Sifting Through the Guano: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises I'm a little too late perhaps but this essay is excellent.