Author: Martha Nochimson

New York Film Festival 2015 Part Four: Reclamation

In her fourth and final post on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha Nochimson talks about loss as an organizing principle for Michael Moore’s documentary Where to Invade Next and Don Cheadle’s biopic Miles Ahead.

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New York Film Festival 2015 Part Three: Only Connect?

In part three of her series on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha Nochimson explores the thematic significance of connection in Jia Zhang-ke’s Mountains May Depart, James D. Solomon’s The Witness, and Stephane Brizé’s Measure of a Man.

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New York Film Festival 2015 Part One: Schrodinger’s Cinema

In the first installment of a four-part series on the 2015 New York Film Festival, Martha P. Nochimson argues that Kyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey to the Shore and Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights trilogy dissolve the boundaries between life and death, then and now, and here and there.

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New York Film Festival 2014, Part Three: Men

In part three of the NYFF52 series, interesting masculinities are explored in Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army, Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr. Turner, and Mathieu Amalric’s feature The Blue Room.

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NYFF51: Made for Each Other? [Part 4]

In the final installment of this four-part series, love is the theme shared between Spike Jonze’s HER, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman.

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NYFF51: Darkness Falls on the City [Part 2]

In A Touch of Sin, director Jia Zhang-ke continues to address the wounds inflicted by Mao’s Cultural Revolution on historical continuity and individuals’ self-worth in contemporary China.

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