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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


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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



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


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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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