TALKING TO HIMSELF: On Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructions

Scott Esposito


Scott Esposito takes a close and critical look at Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructions: ā€œIā€™d rather have something to hang on to.ā€

[INT: Elster’s Office (DAY)]

Gabriel Blackwell


Gabriel Blackwell’s essay takes a close and tangential look at the scene [INT: Elster’s Office (DAY)] from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

We Are Not Here: An Interview with Aaron Mirkin

Lonely Christopher


Filmmaker Aaron Mirkin and author Lonely Christopher discuss their process of collaboration translating short story into short film.

Existentialism at Fifteen Baby-And-Me Movies

Sara Finnerty


Sara Finnerty on watching movies last year with her new baby, and the associated sadness/lonliness/bliss of the first few months of motherhood.

Oscar Party 2015: White Year

Kevin Killian


At his annual Oscar party Kevin Killian laments the lack of nominees of color while roasting the sure fire white winners playing numerous afflictions.

The Master At Play

Jake Valento


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.

Masahiro Shinoda and his film Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

Daniel Beauregard


Daniel Beauregard on one of the most stunning films by Japanese New Wave icon Masahiro Shinoda.

God is an American: Bros and Cultural Imperialism in The Interview

Eric Nelson


Eric Nelson takes a look at what is unspoken and what is lacking in The Interview.

Double Bill

Brian Warfield


Brian Warfield looks into the mirror of the mirror of the mirror of Bill Murray in The Razor’s Edge and Groundhog Day.

Migrating Forms Festival

Micah Gottlieb


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.