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Film Quarterly. 2009; 62420–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2009.62.4.20
Published: 01 June 2009
...James Naremore Prefaced by remarks about methodology, the article presents the author's selection of the best films released in the U.S., 2008 (including one archival reissue). The top three are all city films: Jia Zhang-ke's 24 City , Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg , and Terence Davies's Of Time and...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73465–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.4.65
Published: 01 June 2020
... of spectacle with the intelligence, performance, re- serve, and poetry of Sam Mendes s filmmaking. Whether it s the undulating, dark tone of his American Beauty (1999) and Revolutionary Road (2008) or the wide-screen elegance of the best of Daniel Craig s Bond films, Skyfall (2012), Mendes s...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73441–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.4.41
Published: 01 June 2020
... Coco. Eliana Buenrostro argues that Coco s final takeaway is that the only way to cross the border is legally a conclusion that causes any critique of the militarized border to be lost.4 In his essay The Best Mexican Is a (Day of the) Dead Mexican: RepresentingMexicanness in U.S. Animated Films, FILM...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73411–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.4.11
Published: 01 June 2020
... s category of the workings of redemption would include such films as Haile Gerima s Sankofa (1994), John J. Doherty s Frederick Douglass and the White Negro (2008), and Steve McQueen s Ten Years a Slave (2013), as well as the miniseries blockbuster Roots (ABC, 1997). For a reading of Sankofa that...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73389–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.89
Published: 01 March 2020
... their work. Playback: Ensayo de una despedida ([Playback], Agustina Comedi, 2019), named the best Argentine short film, explored the audiovisual archive of a drag queen community. Through her voiceover, one of the drag queens of a club in the city of Córdoba evokes her friendship with a gay man who died...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73321–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.21
Published: 01 March 2020
... egotism, but I think the emergence of our school [in 2008] was already evidence of the turning point not because we immediately started making great films, but because somehow we could sense the present reality, of a present that wants to speak to us, but we don t know its language, so we don t know what...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73379–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.79
Published: 01 March 2020
... what it means to love and be loved in 2019. The influential IndieWire website termed End of the Cen- tury (Lucio Castro, 2019) the Best Gay Romance of 2019. Castro s film swells and swoons after an eerily quiet, even cold, opening thirteen minutes with no dialogue. The sole protagonist Ocho (Juan...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 7335–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.5
Published: 01 March 2020
...- ence, gripped by its tensions, stayed to debate the charac- ters choices, joined by producer Mohammed Alhamoud. Fatherhood is the great theme, Swinton wisely ob- served. Valley of Souls and Last Visit weren t the only films exploring these tropes of masculinity, just two of the best I saw, but it...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73347–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.47
Published: 01 March 2020
... Inspirational Film Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Golden Maile Award at the Hawai i International Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival; Kelly Loves Tony was nominated for Best Feature by the Inter- national Documentary Association. 3. The phrase...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 7329–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.9
Published: 01 December 2019
... nobility. 20 To Reichert s astonishment, the film was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Docu- mentary Feature category: We found out when reporters showed up at our doorstep with cameras. At the time, the Academy was heavily weighted toward men and toward coastal professionals; Barbara Kopple...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 73231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.31
Published: 01 December 2019
... masterful voice for the documentary tradition on the continent, followed closely by Aïcha Boro, winner of the Golden Yennenga Stallion for best documentary for her film Le loup d or de Balolé (The Golden Wolf of Balolé, 2018). Their films celebrate the dignity of marginalized workers who toil in conditions...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 732110–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.110
Published: 01 December 2019
... characters around them. Keegan offers a reading of the film that does what con- temporaneous 1990s queer theory did best: destabilize the cat- egories of gender and sexuality. Keegan writes, Bound thus draws the trans* presence haunting lesbian signification into perception by pluralizing female genders so...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 73241–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.41
Published: 01 December 2019
...Joan Dupont Marceline Loridan-Ivens may be best known for her scene-stealing participation in Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's cinema verité classic, Chronicle of a Summer (1961). However, as FQ contributing editor Joan Dupont makes manifestly clear in her evocative appreciation, Loridan-Ivens was a...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 73185–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.1.85
Published: 01 September 2019
... egregious tax on cultural goods was added that was symptomatic of the country s dire state during the post-2008 financial crash, as well as of the policy of the right-of-center People s Party (PP) government of 2011 18 to represent the arts as an expendable luxury.3 In the documen- tary film La pantalla...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 73154–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.1.54
Published: 01 September 2019
... elite cultural corner- stone as a study of class, gender, and tradition within inter- generational cross-border communities. Rivera s landmark film Sleep Dealer (2008) presciently fig- ures a speculative future inwhich private, transnational entities minimize Mexican access to water and maximize...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72366–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.3.66
Published: 01 March 2019
... Planes, whichwas featured in Danny Boyle s Slumdog Millionaire (2008). She was nomi- nated for an Oscar, performed at the Grammys, and eventu- ally played the Super Bowl halftime stage with Madonna. The new, unvarnished film is the opposite of that glossy as- cent. Edited to ninetyminutes frommore than...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72326–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.3.26
Published: 01 March 2019
... skillfully exploited in his celebrated stroll be- tween New York City s Twin Towers in 1974, as brought to life for moviegoers inMan on Wire (James Marsh, 2008), or in narrative films likeThe Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995), nobody suspects a cripple. What with the Trump adminis- tration doing everything...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72369–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.3.69
Published: 01 March 2019
... Spanish cinema, even though Spanish cinema would be inconceivable without Catalan film production. Catalan cinema is in fact not marginal: it is the very core of Spanish cinema. Today some of the interna- tionally best-known Spanish filmmakers are Catalan: Isabel Coixet, Bigas Lunas, Cesc Gay, to name a...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 72394–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.72.3.94
Published: 01 March 2019
... the pale of consumption. At best, that s therapeutic. At worst, it s trig- gering and infuriating. 98 SPRING 2019 My next idea was to write about the horror film The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2015), because it gave me vivid night- mares when I first saw it. I would lie awake at night in bed replaying the...
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Film Quarterly. 2018; 72226–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2018.72.2.26
Published: 01 December 2018
...Donna Ong The Pure Film movement to elevate cinema as an art form enjoyed a global following amongst commercial to avant-garde filmmakers and theorists during the interwar period. In East Asia, the influence of this vibrant discourse is perhaps best represented by the widely studied Japanese Pure...