Matt Peterson recently competed a film on the Tunisian insurrection, Scenes from a Revolt Sustained.
Chris Marker: Make Cats Not WarThe Case Of The Grinning Cat, plus 5 shortsBy Matt Peterson
Chris Markers latest film, The Case Of The Grinning Cat, was originally released in France in 2004, and played in last Springs Tribeca Film Festival. Wandering the streets in search of a response to the current state of the nation, Marker finds himself taken by these unexplained images of cats, which, for him, must be connected to political discontent.
Shock Treatment: Michael Haneke’s The Seventh Continent (’89, Kino) and Lars von Trier’s Manderlay (’06, IFC Films)By Matt Peterson
Matt Peterson on Michael Haneke’s 1989 debut The Seventh Generation and the Brecht-inspired Lars von Trier’s Manderley.
DVD CultureBy Matt Peterson
Jean-Luc Godards 1985 Hail Mary, coming twenty years after Contempt, and twenty years before Notre Musique, springs from smack in the middle of the no-mans land that was Godard in the 80s. ...
Super-Realism: Observations on the New York Film FestivalBy Matt Peterson
Last month the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted its 52nd annual New York Film Festival, undeniably the citys most important cinematic event, and therefore an ideal setting to see the state of narrative filmmaking today.