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.
There was a mood surrounding Harmony Korine’s new film Trash Humpers that started long before the lights went down. The mostly 20-30 something audience wore their best casual cool—flannels and leather jackets on the women and men with stylish hats and ironic facial hair. In that way fashion comes ’round on itself it felt oddly very much like 1995. People kept saying how happy they were to see each other, it had been so long, and I’ve heard so much about you. I got the feeling a lot of Korine’s friends had turned out. At times it felt more like a house party than a movie premiere.
In his book The Films In My Life, Francois Truffaut boldly pinned the blame for the nascence of the Nouvelle Vague movement on one man—a man who “of all our band of fanatics, (was) the most fanatical”—the fiercely transcendent critic-cum-auteur Jacques Rivette.
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