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The Hole | Tsai Ming-liang

February 27, 2020

In his essential Jerry Lewis essay “The Jerriad: A Clown Painting,” film critic B. Kite discusses the lineage of classic clowns like Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy, saying: “The great comedians are metaphysicians. Through their relations with space and interactions with the material world, each embodies a mode of being and intimates a deeper (dis)order.” Taiwanese master Tsai Ming-liang may not be a comedian in the way we understand those figures, but he nonetheless carries on in that tradition.…

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New York Film Festival 2018 – Dispatch 2

For our final dispatch from the 2018 New York Film Festival, we take a look at each of the features from the fest’s avant garde-themed Projections program (our previous dispatch featured our takes on some of the titles from NYFF’s Main Slate). Included in this year’s impressive line-up:…

October 22, 2018
by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2014

There were times during this especially tumultuous year when it seemed as if the world at large was on the verge of collapsing. A whole commercial jetliner seemingly disappeared without a trace, leading some ostensibly serious news outlets to put forth honest-to-god inquires about…

December 31, 2014
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