Kelly Reichardt teams up with writer Jon Raymond once again and plunges us into the dark side of the American dream, except the stakes in this story are considerably higher: it’s set on the Oregon Trail in 1845.
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Zachary Block and Olivier Assayas discuss Assayas’s new film, Carlos. The film tells the story of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, otherwise known as “Carlos the Jackal,” a man whose violent history was twisted and erased by the political climate of his time. With his confident and exciting combination of evidence, myth and fantasy, Assayas has created a successful, if sometimes difficult, film.
Khavn de la Cruz is an artist with an output that is singular in its fecundity, a prolix daily output that is off the charts. Musician, poet, writer, filmmaker, Cruz is, however most well-known as “the father of Philippine digital filmmaking.” Pamela Cohn sat down with Cruz in Prizen, Kosova to discuss his prodigious output.
Samuel Maoz made Lebanon to make sense of his own experiences as a soldier in the Lebanese war of the 1980s. Montana Wojczuk assesses the film and addresses the various gestation period for clear narratives that deal with traumatic events in history.
The rhythm of Heartbreaker’s romance lulls the audience into submission as easily as Alex seduces his targets. Just sometimes, it’s fun to be putty. Alice Whitwham reviews Pascal Chaumeil’s romantic comedy. Click Through!
17 years later, Sally Potter revisits her conversation with BOMB about her film interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Recently re-released by Sony Pictures Classics, the gender-bending film’s timeless themes take on a new meaning with each viewing. Sally Potter looks back at the making of the film and the ways in which filmmaking is different today.
YouTube starlet Jack Rebney, a.k.a. the Winnebago Man, faces a second round of national exposure–this time with a bit more cheer. Pamela Cohn talks to filmmaker Ben Steinbauer about his experience tracking down, getting to know, and growing to love the notorious Winnebago Man.
Montana Wojczuk interviews Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington about their film, RESTREPO, which won the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. RESTREPO documents Junger and Hetherington’s experience as journalists in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, at the American military outpost of the same name, deep in Taliban-controlled territory. [...]
From coppers and gangsters to cowboys and cattle barons (with a few soldiers, wildcatters and ancient warriors thrown in for good measure), Film Forum’s three-week retrospective of director Anthony Mann offers an unbeatable rogue’s gallery of hardboiled antiheroes. Paul Brunick tackles some critical misconceptions of Mann’s work throughout his career.
The Father of My Children, the second film by 29 year-old French writer and director, Mia Hansen-Løve, documents the stress and bureaucracy of film production as precisely and delicately as it does the emotional impact of incomprehensible loss. This impressively restrained and intelligent film gives us a man whose extraordinary capacity for repressing despair leads to a shocking and unexpected point of crisis
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