INTERVIEWS

Apt Pupil: Bi Gan on Long Day’s Journey Into Night
By Blake Williams

I Like America and America Likes Me: An Interview with Lars von Trier
By Mark Peranson

The Morals of Nature: Lee Chang-dong on Burning
By Jordan Cronk

FEATURES

Exchange Rate: The Silent Partner at 40
By Adam Nayman

Transgressions in the Dark Age: The Films of Kim Ki-young and Lee Hwa-si
By Kelley Dong

Towards an Anthropology of Colour: The Films of Sara Cwynar
By Phil Coldiron

Corrupted Affections: Bill Gunn in the Rear-View
By Steve Macfarlane

Last One Out of Germany: Ulrich Köhler’s In My Room
By Michael Sicinski

SPOTLIGHT

Cannes 2018: The Debussy Cramp
By Mark Peranson

Le livre d’image
By Andréa Picard

Shoplifters
By Mallory Andrews

BlacKkKlansman
By Richard Porton

Happy as Lazzaro
By Celluloid Liberation Front

Ash Is Purest White
By James Lattimer

Asako I & II
By Josh Cabrita

Dead Souls
By Jesse Cumming

Climax
By Lawrence Garcia

COLUMNS

Editor’s Note
By Mark Peranson

Deaths of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
By Scott Foundas

Deaths of Cinema: Michael Anderson
By Christoph Huber

DVD Bonus: Fritz Lang’s While the City Sleeps and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
By Sean Rogers

Global Discoveries on DVD
By Jonathan Rosenbaum

Exploded View: Stanya Kahn and Harry Dodge’s Whacker
By Chuck Stephens

CURRENCY

Filmworker
By Robert Koehler

The Rider
By Chelsea Phillips-Carr

Drift
By Jay Kuehner

Shirkers
By Angelo Muredda

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From the Magazine

  • Issue 84 Table of Contents

    INTERVIEWS *The Act of Living: GianfrancThe Act of Living: Gianfranco Rosi on Notturnoo Rosi on Notturno By Mark Peranson*Reconstructing Violence: Nicolás Pereda on Fauna By More →

  • The Act of Living: Gianfranco Rosi on Notturno

    “The night scares me so much,” confesses a courageous Yazidi pre-teen girl to a therapist, remembering the period when she and her younger sister were captured by ISIS. Anyone who was seen crying would be killed, they were told; it turned out to be a vacant threat, but the sisters were still beaten, and now they are attempting to exorcise their memories by drawing pictures of them. Does it help? We never find out. More →

  • Reconstructing Violence: Nicolás Pereda on Fauna

    There’s a point in nearly every Nicolás Pereda film when the narrative is either reoriented or upended in some way. In the past this has occurred through bifurcations in story structure or via ruptures along a given film’s docufiction fault line. Pereda’s ninth feature, Fauna, extends this tradition, though its means of execution and conceptual ramifications represent something new for the 38-year-old Mexican-Canadian filmmaker. More →

  • I Lost It at the Movies: Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind and I’m Thinking of Ending Things

    “It’s all planned, but it isn’t thought out,” wrote Pauline Kael in her review of A Woman Under the Influence (1974), a nifty bit of critical jiu-jitsu turning John Cassavetes’ much-theorized—and, during Kael’s reign at The New Yorker, much-derided—technique of spontaneous improvisation within a dramatic framework against him. More →

  • Open Ticket: The Long, Strange Trip of Ulrike Ottinger

    One of the most surprising things about Ulrike Ottinger’s new documentary Paris Calligrammes is how accessible it is. Some cinephiles may be familiar with Ottinger based on an 11-year period of mostly fictional productions that were adjacent to the New German Cinema but, for various reasons, were never entirely subsumed within that rubric. Others are quite possibly more aware of her later work in documentary, in particular her commitment to a radical form of experimental ethnographic cinema. More →