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InRO Monthly — December 2023

January 4, 2024

In This Issue:

FEATURES:

What You See in the Film Is What I Found: An Interview with Frederick Wiseman by Sam C. Mac

Shattered Camaraderie: Revisiting Michael Roemer’s Vengeance Is Mine by Joshua Peinado

Movies for a Free Person: A Conversation with the Cast & Crew of The Sweet East by Conor Truax

Digital Noir Prophecies in The Canyons and The Counselor by Mike Thorn

A Certain Circularity: An Interview with Fernando Frias by Joshua Bogatin

Red Sea International Film Festival Coverage by Joshua Bogatin

Hallmark and Beyond: Quick Takes on a Selection of 2023 Holiday Films

 

KICKING THE CANON:

Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien) by Fred Barrett

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson) by Joshua Polanski

 

FILM REVIEWS:

Release Week: November 27 – December 1

in water (Hong Sang-soo) by Ryan Swen   //   Godzilla Minus One (Takashi Yamazaki) by Esmé Holden   //   Eileen (William Oldroyd) by Selina Lee   //   The Daughters of Fire (Pedro Costa) by Daniel Gorman   //   White River (Ma Xue) by Joshua Polanski   //   Silent Night (John Woo) by Matt Lynch   //   A Male (Fabián Hernández) by Steven Warner   //   Raging Grace (Paris Zarcilla) by Daniel Gorman   //   Last Suspect (Zhang Mo) by Noel Oakshot   //

Release Week: December 4 – December 8

Poor Things (Yorgos Lanthimos) by Morris Yang    //   Leave the World Behind (Sam Esmail) by Andrew Dignan   //   The Peasants (DK Welchman & Hugh Welchman) by Joshua Polanski   //   La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher) by Ryan Swen   //   Total Trust (Zhang Jialing) by Noel Oakshot   //   Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Sam Fell) by Esmé Holden   //   Origin (Ava DuVernay) by Travis DeShong   //   The Three Musketeers: Part I: — D’artagnan (Martin Bourboulon) by Joshua Peinado   //   Concrete Utopia (Um Tae-hwa) by Andrew Dignan   //   The Boy and the Heron (Hayao Miyazaki) by Matt McCracken   //   Mr. Monk’s Last Case (Randy Zisk) by Greg Cwik   //   The Last Wife (Victor Vu) by Joshua Polanski

Release Week: December 11 – December 15

Rebel Moon — Part One: Child of Fire (Zack Snyder) by Matt Lynch   //  The Zone of Interest (Jonathan Glazer) by Lawrence Garcia   //   American Fiction (Cord Jefferson) by Andrew Dignan   //   Trailer of a Film that Will Never Exist: Phony Wars (Jean-Luc Godard) by Daniel Gorman   //   Finestkind (Brian Helgeland) by Zachary Goldkind   //   Wonka (Paul King) by Travis DeShong   //   Godard Cinema (Cyril Leuthy) by Daniel Gorman   //   Time Bomb Y2K (Marley Mcdonald & Brian Becker) by Daniel Gorman

Release Week: December 18 – December 22

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (James Wan) by Matt Lynch   //   The Iron Claw (Sean Durkin) by Andrew Dignan   //   All of Us Strangers (Andrew Haigh) by Lawrence Garcia   //   Memory (Michel Franco) by Conor Truax   //    Society of the Snow (J.A. Bayona) by Andrew Dignan   //   A Murder at the End of the World (Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij) by Morris Yang

Release Week: December 25 – December 29

Ferrari (Michael Mann) by Brad Hanford   //   The Color Purple (Blitz Bazawule) by Andrew Dignan   //   The Teachers’ Lounge (Ilker Çatak) by Andrew Dignan   //   Freud’s Last Session (Matthew Brown) by Joshua Peinado   //   The Crime is Mine (François Ozon) by Andrew Reichel

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