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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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