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INTERVIEWS

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L’avventura: Pedro Costa on Horse Money by Mark Peranson

Quest for Happiness: A Conversation with Peter von Bagh by Boris Nelepo and Celluloid Liberation Front

Beautiful Games: Matías Piñeiro on The Princess of France by Andrew Tracy

Pacifico’s Heights: Simone Rapisarda Casanova on The Creation of Meaning by Jason Anderson


FEATURES

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No Protection: When John Ford Went to War by Christoph Huber

Philosophical Toys: Thom Andersen’s Antecinema by Phil Coldiron

The Noise Made By People: The Films of Martín Rejtman by Max Nelson

Going for Baroque: The Films of Eugène Green by Blake Williams

City to City 2014 and Beyond: TIFF’s Uneven Seoul Patch by Michael Sicinski

Imaginary Love: Xavier Dolan’s Mommy by Adam Nayman

Voices Off: The Films and Videos of John Smith by Samuel La France

A Place Beyond the Pines: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the Missing Pieces, and the Legacy of Brutality by Jordan Cronk


COLUMNS

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Editor’s Note

Film/Art | Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire by Andréa Picard

Global Discoveries on DVD by Jonathan Rosenbaum

Exploded View | Michael Snow’s Wavelength by Chuck Stephens


CURRENCY

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The Captive by Adam Nayman

20,000 Days on Earth by Angelo Muredda

Eastern Boys by Tom Charity

The Expendables 3 by Quintín

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    Though the process of watching the onset of life’s end yields gut-wrenching moments, some recorded, some reconstructed, it makes little sense to extract one scene from the whole picture, as the film’s ultimate strength lies in its refusal to privilege, well, anything: an image of a tree means as much as a visit to an onsen, three people walking in the dark, a farmer hoeing her land, or a black screen with no image at all, only an intricately composed soundscape (as the quote introducing the film reads, “Until the moment you are dead you can still hear”). Make no mistake: though mortality is front and centre, this is a salute to the possibilities provided by cinema, a celebration of life. More →

  • DAU. Diary & Dialogue. Part One: A Living World

    At the press conference for the premiere of DAU. Natasha at this year’s Berlinale, director Ilya Khrzhanovsky pre-empted questions regarding the controversial methods involved in the realization of his 14-year passion project—collectively known as DAU—by contrasting the experiences of his actors with the everyday lives of their Soviet-era characters. “All the feelings [depicted in the film] are real,” he said, “but the circumstances are not real in which these feelings happen. More →

  • The Math of Love Triangles: Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Trigonometry

    The most arresting image in the new BBC Studios series Trigonometry (airing in the US this summer on HBO Max and in Canada on CBC Gem) comes in the fifth episode, when restaurateur Gemma (Thalissa Teixeira), in the middle of a difficult Nordic honeymoon getaway with her new husband Kieran (Gary Carr), goes on an evening field trip to see the Northern Lights. As Kieran sulks back at the hotel, she gazes up at a display that imbues the uncanny sensation—for the character, as well as the audience—of a planetarium-show special effect despite its you-are-there authenticity. More →

  • In Search of the Female Gaze

    The trope of a woman removing her glasses to suddenly reveal her great beauty is as familiar as it is eye-roll-inducing. She never looks that different, but her status as an erotic object changes immediately and immensely. A classic example is Dorothy Malone as a bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep (1946), but more recently there is Rachel Leigh Cook descending the stairs to the saccharine sounds of “Kiss Me” in She’s All That (1999). Give up your active gaze, this convention seems to say, and you will be alluring. More →