Art In America

Olivier Assayas' Small World

A generation after Godard and Truffaut penned their first film criticisms for Cahiers du Cinema, filmmaker Olivier Assayas cut his teeth there as a writer. He has subsequently directed 13 feature films.  The script of his most recent, Carlos, is as...

The Architecture of Apichatpong

Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is a filmmaker and visual artist working in Chiangmai, Thailand. In May, 2010 he won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for his film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which made its American premier at the New York...

Indiscrete Images: The Anchorage

In film, racking focus isn't just left to the cinematographer.  The viewer undergoes a similar process of recognition. Each film begins in that fruitful gap of unknowing where characters and elements are as raw as a passerby on the street, their drama...

Society of the Semiospectacle

My editor said that I only have 600 words here. I'll be brief. How to limit discussion of Semiospectacle, a "literary review" premised on verbal embellishment? Footnotes aside, this amply titled variety show performed Monday night at P.S.122 was the...

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