The characters that Noujaim selects for The Square prove to be more than symbolic, or bricks in the wall of the movement—they are major players in it, brainstorming ways of expressing and popularizing their goals simultaneous to the film employing them to do the same.
It stands alone as Spielberg’s only courtroom drama, and as thus is preoccupied with concrete matters that none of his other films are, in terms both historical (that history is a reflection of a given era’s social institutions) and philosophical (that natural law needs to supersede that of the land and government).
Marie Losier (The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye) and host Eric Hynes visit the state Capitol in Austin, Texas to talk about portraiture, collage, and the glories of sonic disruption, which Genesis P-Orridge demonstrates across town with her legendary band Psychic TV.
The inimitable Terence Davies has an animated chat about time and memory, T.S. Eliot and Alec Guinness, the terror of being alive and the special magic of American musicals on the occasion of the U.S. release of his latest film, The Deep Blue Sea.
Icelandic comedian and current mayor of Reykjavik Jón Gnarr (Gnarr, now available on VOD) talks to host Eric Hynes (and a few random New Yorkers) about taking his job seriously, becoming a target rather than an assassin of derision, and why Rudy Giuliani was full of crap.
Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling and director Angelina Maccarone sit down by the fire with host Eric Hynes to talk about the risks and revelations of big screen exposure in their unique documentary portrait, Charlotte Rampling: The Look.
Todd Rohal and his Catechism Cataclysm stars, Robert Longstreet and Steve Little, hit the high seas with the Reverse Shot team.
Host Eric Hynes and filmmaker Alma Har'el (of the singular doc-musical Bombay Beach) stroll past the skateboarders and bubble-blowers of New York's Central Park to discuss the spectacle of bodies in motion and documentary filmmaking as an act of creative collaboration.