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by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film Horizon Line

First Cow | Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt’s latest treads familiar thematic territory, but her minimalist leanings here lend toward something altogether more expansive. First Cow is a film of beginnings and endings (and thusly also of returns). Kelly Reichardt‘s second period film marks the return of the 4:3 aspect ratio, once…

March 26, 2020
by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film Kicking the Canon

Chelsea Girls | Andy Warhol

In the age of mass production, art is nothing unique. And in the 1960s, the work of Andy Warhol became one of the foremost indicators of this new shift in cultural understanding. Reflected in his work is an increasing disassociation from modernist ideals and…

March 15, 2020
by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film

Bitter Bread | Abbas Fahdel

Situated in a tent camp within Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, Bitter Bread follows a number of Syrian refugees, separated from their homes by war and snow-capped mountains, as the travail of their everyday existence is brought to light. Director Abbas Fahdel sews together the experience…

October 17, 2019
by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film

The Tree House | Truong Minh Quý

Although it’s ostensibly science-fiction, The Tree House is a film grounded in the past, present and future — or perhaps it occupies the gaps in between? Narrating from Mars (a location never seen, only referenced), director Truong Minh Quý leads us through the caverns…

October 17, 2019
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