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Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.

Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.

Dissonance and Resonance: Sushma Khadepaun Interviewed by Olivia Ciacci
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The filmmaker on visibility, connection, and dialogue.

Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran’s Decade of Fire by Roya Marsh
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Decade of Fire is a remarkable tale of the Bronx’s rise from ash, standing to set the record straight about the fires that ravaged the borough in the late ’60s and ’70s.

A Surreptitious Form of Activism: Michelle Handelman Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris
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The filmmaker on her 1995 film BloodSisters documenting San Francisco’s leather-dyke scene.

Mining the Gap: Darol Olu Kae Interviewed by Megan Steinman
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The filmmaker on love, life, death, and survival.

Larger Than Oneself: Olivier Assayas’s Wasp Network by Ken Foster
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A Cuban political thriller that leaves politics off-screen.

Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
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Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Nina Menkes’s Queen of Diamonds by Catherine Damman
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“Are you in pain?”

The first words spoken in Nina Menkes’s 1991 film, Queen of Diamonds, treated to a recent 4k restoration, slice through minutes of opening silence.

Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. by Esmé Hogeveen
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“You look really different than your picture.” This skewering statement is delivered at the outset of a doomed Tinder date by Anne, the impish protagonist of Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft.

Disorderly Glory: Joyce García’s Yo No Soy Guapo by Max Pearl
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Mexico City’s sonidero scene finally gets the documentary it deserves.

Miasmic Dread and Inexplicable Lightness: Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki’s 2 Lizards Reviewed by Simon Wu
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Narrativizing everyday experiences of the pandemic in New York City.

A Surface of Circulation: Lewis Klahr Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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The artist-filmmaker on his prescient collage film, featuring the jetsam and flotsam of global supply chains and a prophecy of the coming pandemic.

Tania Cypriano by Amy Jenkins
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Cypriano’s documentary Born to Be follows the profound journeys of several patients and doctors at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

The World’s Chaos Intercedes: Zia Anger’s My First Film by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The detritus of a filmmaking career becomes an immersive work of autofiction.

Stop Making Sense: Sara Magenheimer Interviewed by Nicole Kaack
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The lossy poetics of Magenheimer’s video script-cum-publication embraces the split self of the information age.

Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow by Michael Blair
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Two friends flee from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest and dream of striking it rich.

Unity and Defiance: Bacurau Reviewed by Ken Foster
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A world in which quiet beauty can still intercept brutality and corruption.

Let the Dialogue Do Something: Angela Schanelec Interviewed by Ricky D’Ambrose
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The German filmmaker discusses her reductive approach.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Film
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With contributions from Laurie Simmons, Amy Jenkins, Mary Helena Clark, and more.

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