Alex Ross Perry

Issue 59 Table of Contents

By Cinema Scope / June 25, 2014

This is the complete list of articles from the print magazine issue of Cinema Scope #59. We post selected articles from each issue on the site. For the complete content please subscribe to the magazine, or consider the instant digital download version. Articles available free online are linked below. FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS *Declarations of Independence: A Conversation Between Alex Ross Perry…

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Declarations of Independence: A Conversation Between Alex Ross Perry and Joel Potrykus

By Cinema Scope / June 25, 2014

I first encountered Joel Potrykus’ Ape (2012) when I was a jury member for the Filmmakers of the Present competition at Locarno. As it was the sole American narrative film in the selection, my curiosity was piqued before the festival even began. Ape was a revelation, and the jury agreed: we awarded Joel the Best…

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The End of Cinema: La última película

By Phil Coldiron / August 28, 2013

By Phil Coldiron What comes at the end of cinema? Not what comes after cinema—a good question for marketing gurus like Spielberg and Lucas and Cameron to lock themselves in a room and argue over until they expire, choking on their own hot air—but right there at the end, in death tranquil or terrifying or…

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Gravity’s Grayscale: Alex Ross Perry’s Cinema of Deaffirmation

By Michael Sicinski / September 28, 2011

By Michael Sicinski One could make a long, sad list of everything wrong with American independent cinema today, but one of the worst things about so much of it is just how desperate it is to be liked. There’s an ugly tendency to simultaneously flatter an audience’s supposed good taste and breeding (“look at you,…

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