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Issue 58 Table of Contents
Issue 58 Editor’s Note
By Mark Peranson The Cinema Scope Top Ten of 2013 1. L’inconnu du lac (Alain Guiraudie) 2. Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz) 3. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke) 4. What Now? Remind Me (Joaquim Pinto) 5. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher) Read more →
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, UK)
By Blake Williams In their attempt to adapt of one of those ornery “unfilmable” novels to the big screen, Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze transformed Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief into a meta-satire on film adaptations called, appropriately, Adaptation (2002). Following a short prologue in Read more →
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, US/Germany)
By Julian Carrington. “Let’s make an agreement,” declares Anjelica Huston’s estranged matriarch to her trio of wayward sons in the penultimate scene of The Darjeeling Limited (2007): “We’ll stop feeling sorry for ourselves. It’s not very attractive.” Following the downbeat double-header of Darjeeling and The Read more →
Festivals | Rotterdam: M for Mellow
By Calum Marsh Dissonance was in the air in the Rotterdam. There persists, of course, a contradiction at the heart of every international film festival: thousands are asked to converge together in a city so that they may spend their time alone in the dark, Read more →
Festivals | Berlin: Black Coal, Thin Ice
By Shelly Kraicer There are aspects of present-day Chinese reality so bizarre that only surrealist-tinged genre films can come close to capturing them. In the press kit for the brilliant noir-mystery-arthouse mash-up Black Coal, Thin Ice, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin, director Diao Read more →
Festivals | Berlin: The Forma of Things to Come
By Robert Koehler Amongst the certainties of every large festival, three are more certain than the others. One, every large festival shows many bad movies. Second, no two people (unless they’re attached at the hip) see remotely similar lineups of movies and can’t see enough Read more →
Exploded View | Ed Emshwiller’s Thanatopsis
By Chuck Stephens To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language… —Thanatopsis, William Cullen Bryant, 1811 A buzzsaw in turbulent neon; a heartbeat and a hummingbird; a flickering flame mistaken for a cosmic streetwalker Read more →
Film/Art | Provenance: The Artist (Amie Siegel)
By Andréa Picard When Heidegger assigned the virtue of truth to works of art, he did so while heeding to his own tastes as any aesthete would. The origin of a work of art, he opined, is where said authenticity lies. Determining provenance is thus Read more →
Global Discoveries on DVD | Mitigating Circumstances
By Jonathan Rosenbaum There’s no question that DVDs and Blu-rays are fostering new viewing habits and also new critical protocols and processes in sizing up what we’re watching. A perfect example of what I mean is Criterion’s brilliant idea to release Kurosawa Akira’s Throne of Read more →
The Conversation: Stephanie Barber’s DAREDEVILS
By Max Goldberg “The only truth is face to face, the poem whose words become your mouth”—Frank O’Hara Perhaps the only rule of Stephanie Barber’s otherwise unruly art is that words not be taken for granted. “There’s a certain faith that people put in language,” Read more →
Dreams of Light: The Cinema of Amit Dutta
By Max Nelson Six minutes into Nainsukh (2010), Amit Dutta’s dreamy, intoxicating tribute to the life and work of the brilliant 18th-century Indian miniaturist painter, two worlds collide. As Nainsukh and his father, also a painter, sit bent over their work in an open-air second-storey Read more →
Man from the Southwest: The Brutish Cinema of José Campusano
By Quintín 3D, a charming little comedy/documentary by Rosendo Rui, recently had its international premiere in Rotterdam, and the film itself transpires at another film festival: the 2013 edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín (FICIC), held at the Cosquín resort in Read more →
Paolo Sorrentino: A Medium Talent
By Michael Sicinski “Medium talent!” —Bill Murray, to Chevy Chase at the end of their 1977 fistfight, backstage at Saturday Night Live 1. Not unlike such melodramatic European specialties as the Transavantguardia and Robbie Williams, Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino makes a lot more sense in Read more →
Game Theories: Corneliu Porumboiu and the New Romanian Wake
By Jordan Cronk Since reaching its height of visibility following the release of the Palme d’Or winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), the Romanian New Wave has charted an oblique, fascinating course away from the spotlight. The rising tide of interest prompted Read more →
Hardbodies and Soul: The Professional Wrestler as Actor
By Adam Nayman Wrapping up the Toronto International Film Festival in Film Comment last fall, editor Gavin Smith praised Philomena and confused the Yucatan for the Philippines before bestowing his seal of approval on Oculus, a mildly effective American horror movie by Mike Flanagan about Read more →
What is Boyhood?
By Gabe Klinger Shot from 2002 to 2013, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood charts a dozen years in the life of a family: Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane), Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), Olivia (Patricia Arquette), and Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke). Related mainly from Mason Jr.’s point of view as Read more →
Issue 57 Table of Contents
This is the complete list of articles from magazine issue of Cinema Scope #57. We post selected articles from each issue on the site. For the complete content please subscribe to the magazine, or consider the instant digital download version. INTERVIEWS Architecture of Desire: Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition by Paul Read more →
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, US/UK)
By Julian Carrington Despite frequent disclaimers that Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is “difficult to watch,” the reverence that has greeted the film’s theatrical release speaks to its essentially and calculatedly benign character. There can be few clearer indications of the film’s eminent palatability Read more →
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, US)
By Adam Nayman For a pair of authentically brand-name filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen have a funny thing for pseudonyms and noms de plume. It’s common knowledge that they’ve edited all of their productions (and been nominated for multiple Oscars) under the assumed identity of Read more →
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- Jenny Moir Find Me Guilty: Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing Saw The Act of Killing last night, here in Chelmsford, England. Am still reeling from it. I was...
- Jim S. “No One Can Survive In That Water”: Jane Campion and Garth Davis’ Top of the Lake Your review is challenging and thoughtful, but it fails in one very significant respect. Campion...
- Lynn The Talented Mr. Allen: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Amen...match point was great
- Jesse F Global Discoveries on DVD | Monuments, Documents, and Diversions There's also an adequate English .srt file for Spectre floating around on the net that can be man...
- Rita Azevedo Gomes A Truck Full of Turkeys: Thoughts on Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me Both (Joaquim and Nuno) put it in two straight words: What Now? then added two more: remember m...
- Robin E. Simmons This Is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan, US) A wonderful review of a singularly terrific film. Subtle and sly, it penetrates the heart where ...
- Luis Miguel Cintra A Truck Full of Turkeys: Thoughts on Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me God bless you, Francisco Ferreira, for your paper on Joaquim's film! Yes, I also think it is a ve...
- Larry Gross The Beauty of Horror and the Horror of Beauty: An Encounter with Albert Serra ." I said that my films are unfuckable in the context of film criticism, in that you have to take...