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FEATURES

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*El Filibustero: Lav Diaz’s A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery by Michael Sicinski

Quiet Devastation: Rediscovering Gérard Blain by Christoph Huber

The Changing of the Age: Pere Portabella on Informe General II  by Jerry White

The Brush of Time: Drawing a Portrait of John Berger by Esther Yi

A Victory Against Stupidity, Contempt, and the Pimps of the Filmmaking Sector
Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet and Writings by Dan Sullivan

Seeing Stones: On Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet’s Antigone by Phil Coldiron

*Power of Attorney: Better Call Saul by Adam Nayman

American-Made Murder: Ryan Murphy’s The People v. O.J. Simpson and Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America by Angelo Muredda

*The Gag of Realism: Nathan For You by Benny Safdie

SPOTLIGHT: CANNES 2016

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*Cannes 2016: Gentlemen, We’ll Do Better Next Time by Mark Peranson

*A Battle of Humour: Maren Ade on Toni Erdmann by Mark Peranson

*Sieranevada by Jordan Cronk

Paterson by Richard Porton

*Termite Art: Kleber Mendonça Filho on Aquarius by Robert Koehler

*La mort de Louis XIV  by Blake Williams

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Jason Anderson

*Mimosas by Jay Kuehner

COLUMNS

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*Editor’s Note

*Film/Art

Bruno Dumont’s Ma Loute by Andréa Picard

*Books

David Bordwell’s The Rhapsodes by Andrew Tracy

*Global Discoveries on DVD by Jonathan Rosenbaum

*Exploded View: Robert Nelson’s Bleu Shut by Chuck Stephens

WEB ONLY

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Deaths of Cinema: Muhammad Ali: The Man Who Would Be Cinema by Celluloid Liberation Front

CURRENCY

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Dheepan by Adam Nayman

*Love and Friendship by Alicia Fletcher

Everybody Wants Some!! by Sean Rogers

The Wailing by Robert Koehler

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From the Magazine

  • Cinema Scope 83 Table of Contents

    Interviews *DAU. Diary & Dialogue. Part One: A Living World, by Jordan Cronk The Land Demands Your Effort: C.W Winter (and Anders Edström) on The More →

  • The Land Demands Your Effort: C.W Winter (and Anders Edström) on The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    Though the process of watching the onset of life’s end yields gut-wrenching moments, some recorded, some reconstructed, it makes little sense to extract one scene from the whole picture, as the film’s ultimate strength lies in its refusal to privilege, well, anything: an image of a tree means as much as a visit to an onsen, three people walking in the dark, a farmer hoeing her land, or a black screen with no image at all, only an intricately composed soundscape (as the quote introducing the film reads, “Until the moment you are dead you can still hear”). Make no mistake: though mortality is front and centre, this is a salute to the possibilities provided by cinema, a celebration of life. More →

  • DAU. Diary & Dialogue. Part One: A Living World

    At the press conference for the premiere of DAU. Natasha at this year’s Berlinale, director Ilya Khrzhanovsky pre-empted questions regarding the controversial methods involved in the realization of his 14-year passion project—collectively known as DAU—by contrasting the experiences of his actors with the everyday lives of their Soviet-era characters. “All the feelings [depicted in the film] are real,” he said, “but the circumstances are not real in which these feelings happen. More →

  • The Math of Love Triangles: Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Trigonometry

    The most arresting image in the new BBC Studios series Trigonometry (airing in the US this summer on HBO Max and in Canada on CBC Gem) comes in the fifth episode, when restaurateur Gemma (Thalissa Teixeira), in the middle of a difficult Nordic honeymoon getaway with her new husband Kieran (Gary Carr), goes on an evening field trip to see the Northern Lights. As Kieran sulks back at the hotel, she gazes up at a display that imbues the uncanny sensation—for the character, as well as the audience—of a planetarium-show special effect despite its you-are-there authenticity. More →

  • In Search of the Female Gaze

    The trope of a woman removing her glasses to suddenly reveal her great beauty is as familiar as it is eye-roll-inducing. She never looks that different, but her status as an erotic object changes immediately and immensely. A classic example is Dorothy Malone as a bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep (1946), but more recently there is Rachel Leigh Cook descending the stairs to the saccharine sounds of “Kiss Me” in She’s All That (1999). Give up your active gaze, this convention seems to say, and you will be alluring. More →