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April 2024 Roundup

May 9, 2024

Credit: Altered Innocence

ESSAYS

UNPLUGGING THE EMPATHY MACHINE: HIROKAZU KORE-EDA’S MONSTER AND RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI’S EVIL DOES NOT EXIST
FEATURE BY: Theo Rollason

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BATHS
FEATURE BY: Joshua Peinado

LIGHT, TIME, AND SPACE: THE ECLIPSE FILMS OF KEVIN JEROME EVERSON
 FEATURE BY: Alex Fields


INTERVIEWS

REAL MAGIC IN THAT KIND OF ART: AN INTERVIEW WITH VERA DREW
FEATURE BY: Esmé Holden

AM I REALLY DOING CINEMA?: AN INTERVIEW WITH LAV DIAZ
FEATURE BY: Joshua Bogatin


FESTIVAL COVERAGE

CINÉMA DU RÉEL

NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF MOVIES

Credit: Miramax

KILL BILL: VOL. 2
DIRECTOR: Masaki Kobayashi — WRITTEN BY: Jake Tropila

DOGVILLE
DIRECTOR: David Cronenberg — WRITTEN BY: Jake Tropila

Credit: Magnolia Pictures

APRIL 1 – APRIL 5

THE BEAST
DIRECTOR: Bertrand Bonello — REVIEW BY: Morris Yang

THE PEOPLE’S JOKER
DIRECTOR: Vera Drew — REVIEW BY: Ryan Coleman

MONKEY MAN
DIRECTOR: Dev Patel — REVIEW BY: Matt Lynch

THE OLD OAK
DIRECTOR: Ken Loach — REVIEW BY: Michael Sicinski

THE FIRST OMEN
DIRECTOR: Arkasha Stevenson — REVIEW BY: Andrew Dignan

HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS
DIRECTOR: Goran Stolevski — REVIEW BY: Joshua Polanski

YANNICK
DIRECTOR: Quentin Dupieux — REVIEW BY: Morris Yang

COUP DE CHANCE
DIRECTOR: Johan Renck — REVIEW BY: Michael Sicinski

RIPLEY
DIRECTOR: Steve Zallian — REVIEW BY: Selina Lee

THE GREATEST HITS
DIRECTOR: Ned Benson — REVIEW BY: Ayeen Forootan

GIRLS STATE
DIRECTOR: Jesse Moss & Amanda McBaine — REVIEW BY: Andrew Dignan

BABY ASSASSINS 2
DIRECTOR: Yugo Sakamoto — REVIEW BY: Matt McCracken

SCOOP
DIRECTOR: Philip Martin — REVIEW BY: Emily DuGranrut

PARACHUTE
DIRECTOR: Brittany Snow — REVIEW BY: Luke Gorham

A PERFECT DAY FOR CARIBOU
DIRECTOR: Jeff Rutherford — REVIEW BY: Chris Cassingham

GETTING IT BACK: THE STORY OF CYMANDE
DIRECTOR: Tim MacKenzie-Smith — REVIEW BY: Joshua Minsoo Kim

KIM’S VIDEO
DIRECTOR: David Redmon & Ashley Sabin — REVIEW BY: Matt Lynch


APRIL 8 – APRIL 12

SASQUATCH SUNSET
DIRECTOR: David Zellner & Nathan Zellner — REVIEW BY: Morris Yang

CIVIL WAR
DIRECTOR: Alex Garland — REVIEW BY: Matt Lynch

SWEET DREAMS
DIRECTOR: Ena Sendijarevic — REVIEW BY: Igor Fishman

IN FLAMES
DIRECTOR: Zarrar Kahn — REVIEW BY: Daniel Gorman

AMAR SINGH CHAMKILA
DIRECTOR: Imtiaz Ali — REVIEW BY: Dhruv Goyal

ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH
DIRECTOR: Paul Duane — REVIEW BY: Daniel Gorman

OMEN
DIRECTOR: Bajoli — REVIEW BY: Sarah Williams

WES IS DYING
DIRECTOR: Parker Seaman — REVIEW BY: Luke Gorham


APRIL 15 – APRIL 19

THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE
DIRECTOR: Guy Ritchie — REVIEW BY: Matt Lynch

ABIGAIL
DIRECTOR: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett — REVIEW BY: Andrew Dignan

REBEL MOON: PART 2 – THE SCARIGVER
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder — REVIEW BY: Matt Lynch

STRESS POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Theda Hammel — REVIEW BY: Daniel Gorman

THE THREE MUSKETEERS: PART II – MILADY
DIRECTOR: Martin Bouboulon — REVIEW BY: Joshua Polanski

EGOIST
DIRECTOR: Daishi Matsunaga — REVIEW BY: Fred Barrett


APRIL 22 – APRIL 26

CHALLENGERS
DIRECTOR: Luca Guadagnino — REVIEW BY: Andrew Dignan

THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED
DIRECTOR: Joanna Arnow — REVIEW BY: Daniel Gorman

ART COLLEGE, 1994
DIRECTOR: Liu Jian — REVIEW BY: Travis DeShong

HUMANE
DIRECTOR: Caitlin Cronenberg — REVIEW BY: Morris Yang

BOY KILLS WORLD
DIRECTOR: Moritz Mohr — REVIEW BY: Daniel Gorman

INFESTED
DIRECTOR: Sébastien Vaniček — REVIEW BY: Daniel Gorman

TIGER
DIRECTOR: Mark Linfield — REVIEW BY: Luke Gorham

TERRESTRIAL VERSES
DIRECTOR: Ali Asgari & Alireza Khatami — REVIEW BY: Michael Sicinski

UNCROPPED
DIRECTOR: D.W. Young — REVIEW BY: Travis DeShong

ALAM
DIRECTOR: Firas Khoury — REVIEW BY: Dhruv Goyal

LYD
DIRECTOR: Sarah Ema Friedland & Rami Younis — REVIEW BY: Chris Cassingham