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March
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Le Pont du Nord

As one of the first Cahiers du Cinema writers to begin work on a feature film Jacques Rivette was also one of the last to gain any kind of serious recognition. Despite his influence on such directors as Spike Jonze, Susan Sideman, Michel Gondry, Sofia Coppola, Charlie Kaufman, and Jim Jarmusch his place in cinema [...]

4
March
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Electric Kingdom: Hip Hop on Film from Wild Style to Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton

Growing up in the eighties there was a kid in our neighbourhood who rarely wore shoes, owned far too many dogs, and had a rather liberal attitude towards personal hygiene, theft and casual violence. He was also the only person I knew who had access to an actual video shop membership card. Circumstances which lead [...]

14
October
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Akira (1988)

“The thing about Akira’s power is it exists within everyone, but when that power is awakened inside it is important to wisely choose how to use it. When the time comes you might not know it, let alone be prepared for it.” -Kiyoko (Number 25) As I’m sure you can imagine being a fat teenager [...]

28
September
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Brewster McCloud (1970)

“How I yearn to throw myself into endless space and float above the awful abyss.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Within the spacious enclosure of the Houston Astrodome, Texas, a young introverted social outsider stands confidently upon the concrete ledge of the highest seating balcony. Strapped to his back is a pair of handmade mechanical [...]