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Is this lines, or is this real?: On Licorice Pizza

Ever since relinquishing his desire to make self-assertively bravura, high-momentum Masterpiece Cinema, Paul Thomas Anderson has settled into a unique groove within film culture: that of the maturing wonderkid, still drawn to the formal flourishes that made his name, but employing these now to concrete cinematic designs. Those designs are what marks Anderson’s run from […]

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Literary Matters

2021 Readings

(R) = reread, * = favourite.  Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad.  Qiu Miaojin: Notes of a Crocodile. [Translated by Bonnie Huie.] Robert Sinnerbrink: New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images. Gilles Deleuze: Cinema I: The Movement-Image. [Translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam.] —Cinema II: The Time-Image. [Translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta.] Danez Smith: […]

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Film

2021 Favourites

I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec) First Cow (Kelly Reichardt) “America” (Garrett Bradley) Mayor (David Osit) The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion) Beginning (Déa Kulumbegashvili) It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman) Cenote (Oda Kaori) The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (Karim Aïnouz) Undine (Christian Petzold) This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection […]