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This is a nice piece (its intertextual connections are on point), but its ideas about feminism strike me as naive, particularly its suggestion that a feminist work needs to adopt a female perspective, that provoking one to consider feminist themes is somehow not enough. Lots of landmark feminist films, even some of the best, prefer female ciphers to psychological investigation. It also steps into the critical pitfall of asking, "What if this film were an entirely different film?" And I think the ambivalence of the ending -- is her new situation any better? -- is arguably part of the point.

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Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:11 pm
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I spoke to Ratter director Branden Kramer about shooting a film through phone cameras and webcams, directing Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers), hacking, and a run-in with the FBI.

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Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:35 am
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i'm blogging hard these days

on Mon Oncle
on 3:10 to Yuma
on Kiss Me Stupid
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on how Joe Flaherty is the greatest comic presence in TV history
on how Peter Labuza is the worst writer in film criticism history


Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:53 am
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"The cinephilia-industrial complex"

Wait, whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?

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Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:16 am
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Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:46 am
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Of all the offenders to pick on Labuza is the most harmless, then again, maybe that's why he's such a good target? IDK I am not fancy.

This is one of my favourite pieces I've written:

https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/joan-di ... -hollywood

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Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:23 pm
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This is one of my favourite pieces I've written:

https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/joan-di ... -hollywood
Loved this! <3

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Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:08 pm
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Had some brief time with Hirokazu Kore-eda to discuss his new film, Our Little Sister: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/intervi ... tle-sister

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Labuza is pretty intolerable. And Rio Bravado is a pretty good blog name i dunno

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Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:09 am
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No Mercy #9 redefines survival with a haunting stand-alone story

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Here's my two Little White Lies pieces from the IndieLisboa festival in Portugal:

http://lwlies.com/festivals/olmo-and-th ... dielisboa/
http://lwlies.com/articles/five-best-fi ... sboa-2016/

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I spoke to Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier about punk rock, genre labels, and casting Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist.

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http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/arti ... co-sanctis

A piece I wrote for The House Next Door on a recent Argentine movie shown at Cannes. I recommend you all see it. Imagine 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, with a little Invasión thrown in for good measure. The movie's set during Argentina's last military dictatorship, but it's really about someone's dictatorship of the mind.


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The horrors of This War Of Mine make for one traumatic board game

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Has anyone else read Catherine Benamou's exhaustively comprehensive account of the failed production of It's All True and its effects on Latin American culture and film culture? I read it a little while back after watching the documentary and it's very informative -- almost to a fault. But if anyone had any questions about the film, it answers just about all of them (or at least offers as many perspectives as possible). It's a fascinating book, too; I've never read something so lengthy about an unfinished work, especially one like It's All True which only exists in unorganized fragments. It paints the possibilities of a hundred different films.

Her prose style is more academic than the subject matter seems to require, and she spends dozens of pages talking about segments of the film that never made it past the early stages of pre-production, but those are trifling complaints in the face of the breadth of its accomplishments.

On an unrelated note: I really need to read more Raymond Durgnat.

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The Neon Demon is another dreamy L.A. thriller from Refn

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Spoke to Sharlto Copley and Ben Wheatley about Free Fire

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:shock: So jellies. Intrigued by the movie, too.

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My interview with I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck

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Also spoke to Pablo Larraín re: Neruda

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