“Context is still important.” An Interview with Bill Morrison

written by Maximilien Luc Proctor, edited by Martin Bremer Wilting, bending, fraying, the edges of the frame dance. Brimming with signs of decay and the promise of a new life, the films of Bill Morrison turn remnants into relics, cultivating fragments of forgotten material to assemble pieces which both resist and celebrate death. His are films all about that ever-elusive sense of purpose many of … Continue reading “Context is still important.” An Interview with Bill Morrison

Berlinale 2018: ‘Season of the Devil’ by Lav Diaz

At last month’s Berlinale I managed to sit down with a pair of compelling filmmakers for a bit of conersation: Lav Diaz and James Benning. Though the Benning piece still needs some time, my thoughts on Diaz’s newest film, Season of the Devil, are now online over at Photogenie. “Lav Diaz’s latest opens on a paramilitary site, freshly bunkered down and established as local headquarters in … Continue reading Berlinale 2018: ‘Season of the Devil’ by Lav Diaz

TROUT FUN #3: Tobias Burms on ‘HOME’ (2016, dir. Fien Troch)

In the third installment of TROUT FUN, an ongoing series of articles by guest writers and fellow critics, Tobias Burms joins us again for his take on last year’s coming-of-age-cum-‘Mean Creek’ teen angst picture (from his home nation of Belgium), ‘HOME’.  A Larry Clark-lite title of sorts, Belgian flick ‘Home’ made an impression without making a splash. -MLP- The progressive educational model, where children are brought … Continue reading TROUT FUN #3: Tobias Burms on ‘HOME’ (2016, dir. Fien Troch)

(Reminiscences of a) Journey to Lithuania: Vilnius Film Festival 2017

Though it’s now been three months since I visited, the Vilnius Film Festival left a greater impression on me as an experience than most of the actual films.  Its director surely won’t be happy to read such an opening, but I’ll admit it as a matter of honest disclosure: thanks to my window of free time matching Barrage’s runtime almost to a T, I slammed … Continue reading (Reminiscences of a) Journey to Lithuania: Vilnius Film Festival 2017