Cinema Scope Issue 86 Table of Contents

The Cinema Scope Top Ten of 2020


The Girl and the Spider

*En plein air: Denis Côté on Hygiène sociale by Jordan Cronk

*The Primacy of Perception: Ramon & Silvan Zürcher on The Girl and the Spider by Blake Williams

Learning to Swim: Dominik Graf on Fabian – Going to the Dogs by Christoph Huber

Hollywood Ending: Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe’s The Beta Test by Adam Nayman


*Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Fern Silva’s Itinerary by Michael Sicinski

We Can’t Go Home Again: On the Films of Simon Liu by Phil Coldiron 

Taipei Confidential: Taiwan’s “Black Movies” by Will Sloan

*Modern Mabuse: On Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales by Josh Cabrita

*Gag Orders: The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Judas and the Black Messiah by Andrew Tracy


*Editor’s Note

Film/Art: Ernie Gehr’s Lower East Side Trilogy by Chris Shields

*DVD Bonus: Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk by Beatrice Loayza


Stanley Cavell and the Invention of Genre by Lawrence Garcia

*TV or Not TV

*The Politics of Dancing: Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head by Jason Anderson


Sundance 2021: In the Year of COVID by Robert Koehler

Rotterdam 2021: Roars and Whimpers by Jesse Cumming


*Reading Aids: The Good Woman of Sichuan and Ste. Anne by James Lattimer

Exploded View

*Steina & Woody Vasulka by Chuck Stephens


*A Glitch in the Matrix by Gabrielle Marceau

Minari by Mallory Andrews

Promising Young Woman by Sofia Majstorovic

Days of Cannibalism by Chloe Lizotte

*Sound of Metal by Angelo Muredda Scope Cinema