Steve Macfarlane

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Leigh Ledare’s The Task by Steve Macfarlane
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At the risk of using a common critical canard: Leigh Ledare’s The Task is “a movie for anyone who” has ever been paralyzed with resentment when told they need to check their privilege—but then, maybe it’s for those whose disabusement has yet to begin.

Mala Tierra: Lucrecia Martel Interviewed by Steve Macfarlane
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The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.

Drone Cinema: on Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames by Steve Macfarlane
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The late Iranian filmmaker’s final work is an ethereal study of the mechanics of cinema.

Looking Back on 2017: Art
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Featuring selections by Corina Copp, Max Galyon, Patricia Spears Jones, S.D. Chrostowska, Karl Holmqvist, Phillip Lopate, Mary Simpson, and more.

The Ruined Map by Steve Macfarlane
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Blunt yet intoxicating, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z betrays its outsize ambitions and pained revisionism with every last scene

Ricky D’Ambrose by Steve Macfarlane
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“I don’t want to continue making movies this way.”

Jenni Olson by Steve Macfarlane
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“I’m not thinking about the market. I’m thinking about what I want to say.”

Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson by Steve Macfarlane
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“I’m always dipping myself into our stuff and seeing what color I turn.”

Jennifer Phang by Steve Macfarlane
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The director of Advantageous on technology, childhood, and the market forces that shape family relations. 

John Pirozzi by Steve Macfarlane
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Recovering the history of Cambodia’s sound.

Céline Sciamma by Steve Macfarlane
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Cinematic choreography and the art of showing, not telling.

Desiree Akhavan by Steve Macfarlane
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Exiled to adulthood.

Albert Serra by Steve Macfarlane
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Casanova, Dracula, and art in the age of digital filmmaking.

Martha Stephens by Steve Macfarlane
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Directing a comedic travelogue set in Iceland.

Lev Kalman by Steve Macfarlane
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Excess as a state of mind: intellectualism, vacation, and the pleasure of scenic rhythms.

Denis Côté by Steve Macfarlane
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Québécois filmmaker Denis Côté on filmic revenge, horror, and making a film in seven days.

Aaron Schimberg by Steve Macfarlane
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Aaron Schimberg on dominance, avoiding naturalism and psychoanalyzing a character.

Jan Němec by Steve Macfarlane
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Czechoslovak New Wave filmmaker Jan Němec discusses jazz and making movies under communism.

Matt Porterfield by Steve Macfarlane
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Filmmaker Matt Porterfield discusses the degrees of accessibility of his films and the process behind his most recent project I Used to Be Darker.

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