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Leaping and Looping with Shane Carruth – By Robert Koehler

*After-School Special: Joseph Kahn’s Detention – By Adam Nayman

*Middlegame: An Interview with Andrew Bujalski – By Phil Coldiron


*An Ursine Halfabet: Denis Côté’s Vic+Flo ont vu un ours – By Michael Sicinski

*One Horizontal, One Vertical: Some Preliminary Observations on Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster – By Shelly Kraicer

Inner Image Collage (for Tony Scott) – By Daniel Kasman

*Fire in Every Shot: Wang Bing’s Three Sisters – By Thom Andersen


*Editor’s Note

Deaths of Cinema: Michael Winner – By Christoph Huber

*Film/Art: Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan – By Andréa Picard

Spare Change: Into Pat Collins’ Silence – By Jason Anderson

Rotterdam: Cristi Puiu’s Three Interpretation Exercises – By Aaron Cutler

Sundance: American Promise – By Jay Kuehner

*Global Discoveries on DVD – By Jonathan Rosenbaum

Books Around – By Olaf Möller

Canadiana: David Pike’s Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World – By Steve Gravestock

*Exploded View: Chumlum – By Chuck Stephens


*Passion – By Andrew Tracy

*Django Unchained – By Quintín

Tchoupitoulas – By Calum Marsh

*You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet – By Blake Williams

Tricked – By Adam Nayman


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  • 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 →