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Essaying the top 100

I suppose videos like this are always tough to put together. Not only must you choose one film (just one!) as the best of each year, but you must then decide on a single shot from each film that not only epitomizes what makes the film so great, but you must also consider how the shots will flow together. 1,055 more words

Rants And Lists

Revisiting Roger Ebert's Clockwork Orange Review

Image Credit to Spielberg-orc.com

Earlier today, Matt Zoller Seitz paid tribute to the great critic Roger Ebert by choosing 13 of his best reviews on the anniversary of his death. 1,095 more words


"The crucial question of the modern novel is memory . . ."

The crucial question of the modern novel is memory—specifically, the tension between fiction and nonfiction, between the sharp-edged exclusivity of the contours of a finely crafted story and the loose-ended and associatively meandering and indeterminate formlessness of experience as captured (or trapped) in memory.

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Book of Job Redux -- "In the Heart of the Sea"

by Gabriel Valdez

There’s no way to put this simply or without making a really bad pun, but critics are missing the boat on “In the Heart of the Sea.” It’s too many films, they say. 1,147 more words


The Stevens on the State of the Game

In an earlier post — Soderbergh Raids the Ark — I shared Steven Soderbergh’s very revealing experiment in which he turned Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark  107 more words

Chapter 5

Video: Pulp Fiction and the Birth of the Cool

Matt Zoller Seitz and his colleagues at Indiewire’s Press Play have created a series of 10 -12 minute video essays (collectively called “On the Q.T.”) that explore individual Tarantino films and his approach to filmmaking.  31 more words

Opinion Leaders

How sign language thriller The Tribe teaches you to watch it

Set in a boarding school for deaf teenagers, with dialogue entirely in untranslated sign language, Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s debut feature, The Tribe, is as much about rewiring how you watch films as it is about anything that happens within it. 962 more words