Wandering the solitary environs of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Argentine director Mariano Llinás (Historias Extraordinarias) defends the art of voiceover narration and explains his Borgesian theories of “unlimited” fiction to Reverse Shot’s Damon Smith.
Host Eric Hynes talks to filmmaker Clio Barnard about the slippage between reality and representation in her new documentary-fiction hybrid The Arbor, which utilizes an evocative lip-synch technique to explore the gritty legacy of celebrated British playwright Andrea Dunbar.
Host Eric Hynes takes an adventurous stroll through midtown Manhattan with Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik and subject of the new documentary Gnarr, who discusses his love of The Wire after watching an unidentified man devour an enchilada.
Host Eric Hynes chats with celebrity cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) about the "dance" between camera and subject in a mirrored hair salon during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, where Doyle was attending the premiere of his "pink" film Underwater Love.
Eric Hynes and filmmaker Kyle Smith took a break from the SXSW bedlam to toss the pigskin around and discuss Smith's unique, assured debut Turkey Bowl. Here Kyle relates the high school sports moment that might have consigned him to a lifetime of filmmaking.
Set sail on Town Lake in downtown Austin with director Todd Rohal, while his co-stars Robert Longstreet and Steve Little pilot the most feared ship on the high seas.
Art and life often meet in Kiarostami, though not often with such a conventional mise-en-scène. Still, the film is as ambiguous and sophisticated as anything in his oeuvre; even his prelude to the couple’s marriage ruse is a savvy and imaginative contrivance.
Too many Hollywood movies “loosely adapted” from Philip K. Dick stories (whether credited or not; Truman writer Andrew Niccol’s shameless swiping of Time Out of Joint comes to mind) water down the wigged-out, schizo futurist’s most radical ideas.
Host Eric Hynes talks to Palme d'Or–winning filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) about the Thai jungle, time and duration, and the transformative qualities of life and cinema.
Newer modes of viewing require us to make decisions about what kinds of films we are willing to watch in nontraditional formats. It would be senseless to watch a widescreen epic like Lawrence of Arabia on a tablet device, yet many may choose to do so.