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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.

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill
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Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.

An Astral Monument: Andrei Ujică Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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On directing a film about the Mir space station and viewing the fall of the Soviet Union from above.

Lana Lin’s The Cancer Journals Revisited by Amber Power
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An interrogation of the ways in which the system of representation surrounding breast cancer can isolate, infantilize, and even erase the women it professes to help.

To Be With Time: Varda by Agnès Reviewed by Amy Chabassier
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A final, reflexive work from the godmother of the French New Wave.

A Dream Deferred: Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston Reviewed by Ehm West
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A portrait of Langston Hughes and Black queer Harlem.

Movement and Technology: Jenn Nkiru Interviewed by Rianna Jade Parker
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A short history of Detroit techno.

Living Matter by Claire Atherton
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I never made a decision to become a film editor—or, in any case, I didn’t decide upon it at a young age and follow a single career path.

Nanfu Wang by Hao Wu
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The two Chinese-born filmmakers reflect on Wang’s new documentary One Child Nation and her unique approach to blending the personal and political.

Hope Is Fragile: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Reviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
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Jim Henson’s Netflix prequel is a masterpiece of puppetry filled with allusions to our contemporary moment.

Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam’s The Sweet Requiem by Sabine Russ
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A film about departures, the kind without return.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins by Mary Helena Clark
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Shot on a vintage news camera, with a script containing appropriated texts, The Plagiarists is a sendup of indie movie tropes and notions of creative authenticity.

Femmes Damnées: Jacqueline Audry’s Olivia by Mark Lukenbill
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A 1950s queer cinema staple has been restored.

Something You’re Not Supposed to Look At: Christopher Harris Interviewed by Andrew Northrop
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The filmmaker discusses his resurgent work still/here and the examination of landscape and history through the lens of race.

Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But… by Anthony Hawley
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Much silence fills the exquisite visual tableaus in German filmmaker Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But…

One Piece: Ken Jacobs
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The artist talks about his film Joan Mitchell: Departures and its relation to Eternalism.

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