Archive for category: Links

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of December 19

19 December, 2014 (08:51) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“How many times is the word “love” uttered in Day of Wrath (1943), Ordet and Gertrud? Many, more than many—it is voiced so much one can’t look away, because when love is the overt subject of art (we should assume it is always the implicit subject) we know the artist is not afraid and certainly […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of December 12

12 December, 2014 (10:29) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

Grantland’s series of articles on Paul Thomas Anderson are timed to the release of Inherent Vice, but most are good enough to prompt the question: Why can’t every week be Paul Thomas Anderson week? In fact that’s already so; most of the articles getting attention (like Alex French and Howie Kahn’s oral history of Boogie Nights, […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of December 5

5 December, 2014 (12:02) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“But look, most movies suck. Absolutely suck. They just do. Most TV shows suck. Most books suck. If most things were good, I’d make $15 an hour. I don’t live the way I live because most things are even remotely good. But when you have a system where you probably only see three movies with […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of November 28

28 November, 2014 (10:19) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

While the recent career of Nastassja Kinski has taken some odd, intriguing turns worthy of attention, the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s retrospective of her early work has writers remembering that decade or so when she was the most consistently surprising of It Girls, walking through her movies with an erotic air so languorous you […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of November 21

21 November, 2014 (10:35) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“What a fitting end to your life’s pursuits.” One of the most charming details of Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb’s Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation—I mean, aside from the terrier standing in for the monkey pulling off the Nazi salute—is how the filmmakers just skipped right over the fight at the […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of November 14

14 November, 2014 (11:29) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Editor

“Grizzled, furrow-browed, full-lipped, toothy, sensual, goofy; laser-eyed and softly observing. Empathetic, angry, insane, proud, humble, stupid, intelligent; sexy, uniquely handsome and sometimes ugly, but ugly in a way that made him more beautiful. A face with history and innocence; future and failure. A face with dreams but a face that knows dreams are often just […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of November 7

7 November, 2014 (09:43) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“If you men only knew.” Adam Nayman defends the films of Stanley Kubrick from charges of misogyny by pointing out these aren’t films about women ruining things, but of “male self-absorption, and its dire consequences.” Via Mubi. Kalefa Sanneh’s profile of Chris Rock does a good job explaining movie stardom by counter-example, as pretty much […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of October 31

31 October, 2014 (09:49) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, Seattle Screens | By: Bruce Reid

All due (and seasonally apposite) respect to Clive Barker, the video release of the moment is clearly Criterion’s complete Tati set. At their website the company is offering some fine essays connected to the release. Jonathan Rosenbaum displays how precise Tati’s use of color and sound was to guide the viewer through his open, detailed […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of October 24

24 October, 2014 (11:09) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

The latest excerpt from Michael Koresky’s book on Terence Davies logically should maybe have been the first, being primarily a career overview. But Koresky lays out the argument for placing Davies squarely in the queer cinema tradition with which he’s had a troubled relationship, and it’s always nice to read someone praising The Neon Bible. […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of October 17

17 October, 2014 (09:10) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“I met this guy named Ding-Dong. He told me the whole Earth is goin’ up in flame. Flames will come out of here and there and they’ll just rise up. The mountains are gonna go up in big flames, the water’s gonna rise in flames. There’s gonna be creatures runnin’ every which way, some of […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of October 10

10 October, 2014 (11:10) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“Wong’s acting was subtle and unmannered; her eyebrow game was on point. She had a piercing stare that made you feel as if she saw the very best and very worst things about you, and her signature blunt-cut bangs made her face seem at once exquisitely, perfectly symmetrical. Given the quilt work of exotic roles […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of October 3

3 October, 2014 (10:25) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links, screenings | By: Bruce Reid

Ray Pride (with “additional contributions” from Brian Hieggelke) offers a rundown of the film talent located between the coasts, with his list of 50—Count ‘em 50—key players in the Chicago movie scene. Speaking of Chicago talent (number two on Pride’s list, in fact): Unreturned calls to a 1-800 number, regretfully declined invites to Cannes, limo […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of Friday, September 26

26 September, 2014 (09:07) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

“His apartment, which he rented for 10 dollars a month, was described by friends as “beat up” and by him as “terrific.” He survived on two meals a day, mostly combinations of steak, eggs, and orange juice, and he eschewed nightclubs, instead spending his spare time reading Chekov, classic works of history and economics, and […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of September 19

19 September, 2014 (10:15) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Editor

“As plot events shake his world, Apley passes by the slanting print and doesn’t pause to set it right—the offending imbalance is framed by Mankiewicz so that it occupies the lion’s share of screen space as Apley moves across the frame. And you feel it, this little earthquake in a tidy world. That’s a visual […]

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The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for the week of September 12

12 September, 2014 (08:24) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, Links | By: Bruce Reid

In response to an industrial bias that has grown from little-remarked upon oversight to universally decried embarrassment in a few short years, the New York Times’s movie section of late has a decidedly female slant, from A. O. Scott and Manohla Dargis’s roundup of the new roles (or at least more complex variations on the […]

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