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 Jordan Cronk

FEATURES

*A Pierce of the Action: On Claudine and Uptight
By Andrew Tracy

*I Lost It at the Movies: Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind and I’m Thinking of Ending Things
By Adam Nayman

*Open Ticket: The Long, Strange Trip of Ulrike Ottinger
By Michael Sicinski

Movies for Robots: Isiah Medina’s Inventing the Future
By Phil Coldiron

Moving Toward and Away from Horror: 100 Years of Olympic Films, 1912–2012
By Linda C. Ehrlich

*The Home and the World: Three Films by Ruchir Joshi 
By Jesse Cumming

Paulo Rocha’s Signs of Life
By Robert Koehler

*Chums at Midnight: On Hopper/Welles
By Alex Ross Perry

COLUMNS

*Editor’s Note

*Books | Molto Bene: The Life and Deeds of a Selfless Egomaniac
By Celluloid Liberation Front

Film/Art | Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate
By Shelly Kraicer

TV or Not TV | Judged and Found Wanting: How Silicon Valley Continued Mike Judge’s Satirical Anthropology
By Christoph Huber

DVD Bonus |Francis Savel’s Équation à un inconnu
By Lawrence Garcia

*Global Discoveries on DVD | Presumptions & Biases
By Jonathan Rosenbaum

*Exploded View | Chick Strand’s Artificial Paradise
By Chuck Stephens

CURRENCY

*The Inheritance
By James Lattimer

Tenet
By Angelo Muredda

*Possessor
By Mallory Andrews

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
By Brendan Boyle

First Cow
By Josh Cabrita

WEB EXTRA

*Festivals | Fantasia 2020: Unexpected Pleasures
By Katherine Connell

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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 →