Andrei Tarkovsky – Stalker / Claire Denis – High Life

The following is part three of my coverage of Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Mixtape: Free Double Features series. Part one can be read, here and part two, here. I’ve previously written about Stalker, here, and High Life, here. There will be spoilers for both films, so if you haven’t seen them, I recommend doing … Continue reading Andrei Tarkovsky – Stalker / Claire Denis – High Life

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Eduardo Williams – The Human Surge

The Human Surge is split between three characters in their respective countries. Exe in Buenos Aires, Alf in Mozambique, and an unnamed woman in the Philippines. Williams doesn’t have a conventional story to tell. Rather, we follow the characters as they meander through their lives, all attempting to connect online but ultimately failing to do … Continue reading Eduardo Williams – The Human Surge

Francois Truffaut – Two English Girls / David Lynch – Mulholland Drive

The following is part two of my coverage of Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Mixtape: Free Double Features series. Part one can be read, here. No hay banda -Mulholland Drive To choose between two things, you must know both. l can't choose vice or virtue knowing only virtue. -Two English Girls The first question to … Continue reading Francois Truffaut – Two English Girls / David Lynch – Mulholland Drive

Nina Menkes – Queen of Diamonds

Nina Menkes’ Queen of Diamonds (1991) is the type of low-budget independent film possessed of great magnitude alongside the likes of Wanda (1970), Killer of Sheep (1978), and Daughters of the Dust (1991). Like those films, Queen of Diamonds has also been pulled from obscurity thanks to a new restoration by Arbelos[1]. Tinka Menkes—Nina’s sister—plays … Continue reading Nina Menkes – Queen of Diamonds

Agnes Varda – Cleo from 5 to 7 / Jane Campion – The Portrait of a Lady

The following is part one my coverage of Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Mixtape: Free Double Features series. The common thread between Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) and Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady (1996) is time and freedom. Cleo (Corinne Marchand), feeling trapped by the chanteuse industry, anxiously wanders Paris … Continue reading Agnes Varda – Cleo from 5 to 7 / Jane Campion – The Portrait of a Lady

Michael M. Bilandic – Happy Life / Hellaware

Just two months ago, Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side finally opened. For the unfamiliar, imagine: towering glass structures, boutique stores, and luxury apartments. This, the Hudson Yards website declares is “a template for the future of cities.” But for whom and at what cost? Reading Patti Smith’s Just Kids or Ada Calhoun’s St. Marks … Continue reading Michael M. Bilandic – Happy Life / Hellaware