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the_dirtiesFeatures and Interviews

*Pretending That Life Has No Meaning: Paul Schrader’s The Canyons by Phil Coldiron

*One-Man Band: A Conversation with Matt Johnson About The Dirties by Calum Marsh

Soft in the Head: The Films of Nathan Silver by Quintín

*The Poetry of Confined Quarters: Ramon Zürcher’s The Strange Little Cat by Michael Sicinski

Love Letters from a Spanish Monomaniac: The Labyrinthine Legacy of Jess Franco by Christoph Huber

*Danger Zone: FX’s Archer by Adam Nayman

*Sex, Death, and Geometry: A Conversation Between Alain Guiraudie and João Pedro Rodrigues on L’inconnu du lac

La-vie-dAdèle_Cannes2013_ThumbSpotlight: Cannes 2013

*La vie d’Adèle—chapitre 1 & 2, Inside Llewyn Davis, L’inconnu du Lac by Mark Peranson

*A Touch of Sin by Robert Koehler 

Like Father, Like Son by Scott Foundas

The Immigrant by Adam Cook

*Only God Forgives by Kong Rithdee

The Past, Manuscripts Don’t Burn by Richard Porton

* Death March, The Missing Picture, The Last of the Unjust by Christoph Huber

* Norte, the End of History by Boris Nelepo

* 3x3D by Blake Williams

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*The Selfish Giant by Jay Kuehner


*Editor’s Note

Film/Art: Helga Fanderl by Andréa Picard

Books Around by Olaf Möller

*Global Discoveries on DVD by Jonathan Rosenbaum

DVD Bonus: Pere Portabella by Jerry White

*Exploded View: Hollis Frampton’s Critical Mass by Chuck Stephens


*Behind the Candelabra by Jason Anderson

Before Midnight by Max Nelson

*Short Term 12 by Kiva Reardon

*Mud by Andrew Tracy


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