TIFF

The Strange Little Cat (2013)

This article was originally published at 2013 AFI Fest.

Nov 10, 2013
Category: Essays, Film

Frederick Wiseman: Reasoned Arguments

This interview was originally posted at Senses of Cinema.

Sep 30, 2013
Category: Film, Interviews

Jia Zhangke: Confronting the Darkness

This interview was originally published at Mubi.

Sep 30, 2013
Category: Film, Interviews

Catherine Breillat: Material Desires

This interview was originally posted at Mubi.

Sep 25, 2013
Category: Film, Interviews

To the Wonder (Malick, 2012)

This essay was originally published at Mubi.

Nov 27, 2012
Category: Essays, Film

Three Sisters (2012)

Wang introduced Three Sisters as “a simple film” that “might be too long.” I appreciate his humility (a hallmark of his filmmaking, too), but I think he’s wrong on both counts. There’s nothing simple about this precise assemblage of footage collected during several visits to the girls’ remote farming village, and the length of the film is, in fact, essential to its success.

Oct 14, 2012
Category: Festivals, Film, Film Responses

TIFF 2012 – Day 6

Dormant Beauty (Bellocchio), Something in the Air (Assayas), Berberian Sound Studio (Strickland), Nights with Theodore (Betbeder), and The Last Time I Saw Macao (Rodrigues and Guerra da Mata).

Sep 11, 2012
Category: Festivals, Film, Film Responses

TIFF 2012 – Day 5

The Master (Anderson), Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica (Gomes), Birds (Abrantes), and Viola (Piñeiro).

Sep 10, 2012
Category: Festivals, Film, Film Responses

Nicolas Rey: differently, molussia

This interview was originally published at Senses of Cinema.

Sep 9, 2012
Category: Festivals, Film, Interviews

TIFF 2012 – Day 4

Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami), Far from Vietnam, Tower (Radwanski), and August and After (Dorsky).

Sep 9, 2012
Category: Festivals, Film, Film Responses