Nicholas Elliott

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Thomas White by Nicholas Elliott

“If someone hands over their repertory theater group to you, what are you going to do with them?”

Looking Back on 2016: Literature & Music
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Selections by Domenick Ammirati, Sebastian Black, Gabriele Beveridge, Amina Cain, Will Chancellor, Keith Connolly, Nicholas Elliott, Wendy Ewald, Joe Fyfe, Lindsay Hunter, Ellie Krakow, Evan Lavender-Smith, Jonathan Lethem, Rebekah Weikel, and Jack Whitten.

Antonio Campos and Robert Greene by Nicholas Elliott
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Two films tell the tragic story of reporter Christine Chubbuck’s on-air suicide in 1974.

Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan by Nicholas Elliott
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“It was meant to kink your head.”

Jia Zhangke by Nicholas Elliott
​Zhao Tao and Zhang Yi

“I don’t see myself as an ambassador of Chinese reality.”

Mathieu Amalric by Nicholas Elliott
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“As soon as you film someone it accelerates the deterioration of love.”

Frederick Wiseman by Nicholas Elliott
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“The best comedy is sad comedy.”

Lisandro Alonso by Nicholas Elliott
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Where the horse opera meets a fairy tale.

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Eugène Green by Nicholas Elliott
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American-born French director applies the paradox of the Baroque worldview to the composition of his films, and most recently, to La Sapienza. Nicholas Elliott probes Green’s interest in the tension between spirit and reason.

Wim Wenders’s Paris, Texas by Nicholas Elliott
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The American West meets a harsh ’80s reality.

Alex Ross Perry by Nicholas Elliott
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Isolation, writer’s block, and break-ups on the road to success.

On Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait by Nicholas Elliott
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Discovering a cinema of civil war.

Feeling Hou Hsiao-hsien by Nicholas Elliott
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Emotion, both authentic and synthetic, in the films of the Taiwanese New Wave master.

Leos Carax’s Boy Meets Girl by Nicholas Elliott
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Modern love in slow motion and black-and-white.

Adolfo Arrieta’s Flammes by Nicholas Elliott
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Politics, sex, and fire in this cinematic house of cards.

Stéphane Delorme by Nicholas Elliott
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The editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma on Spielberg, politics, and the vitality of cinema.

Jean Grémillon’s Daïnah la métisse by Nicholas Elliott
French poster for Daïnah la métisse

Grémillon’s film presents the truth, which is political but rarely correct, if we understand “correct” to be the just order of things.

Andrew T. Betzer by Nicholas Elliott
Joel Potrykus by Nicholas Elliott
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Buzzard, Potrykus’s new film, is a funny and uncomfortable tale of a video game addict’s passion for screwing the system.

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