Scott Esposito takes a close and critical look at Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructions: “I’d rather have something to hang on to.”
Gabriel Blackwell’s essay takes a close and tangential look at the scene [INT: Elster’s Office (DAY)] from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
Filmmaker Aaron Mirkin and author Lonely Christopher discuss their process of collaboration translating short story into short film.
Sara Finnerty on watching movies last year with her new baby, and the associated sadness/lonliness/bliss of the first few months of motherhood.
At his annual Oscar party Kevin Killian laments the lack of nominees of color while roasting the sure fire white winners playing numerous afflictions.
Jake Valento looks closely at Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and finds a film that’s more than the sum of its shaggy-dog pot-smoked parts.
Daniel Beauregard on one of the most stunning films by Japanese New Wave icon Masahiro Shinoda.
Eric Nelson takes a look at what is unspoken and what is lacking in The Interview.
Brian Warfield looks into the mirror of the mirror of the mirror of Bill Murray in The Razor’s Edge and Groundhog Day.
Micah Gottlieb provides an inside look at the Migrating Forms Festival, taking place December 10-18 in NYC, including new films by Gina Telaroli and Stanya Kahn.