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Essays
The Big Sleep and Howard Hawks's Cinema of Moments

The Big Sleep and Howard Hawks’s Cinema of Moments

Hawks, one of cinema’s most inconspicuous poets, talks about “making scenes” as if it were playing baseball or going fishing. To say he had a gift for making scenes would be an understatement.
Dancing with Jarmusch

Dancing with Jarmusch

Jarmusch’s moments embody his uniquely non-narrative spirit that persists still within a more traditional framework. The Jarmuschian dance becomes the urge to stay put and hang out against all odds, as Jarmusch, more than any other American director, continues to walk the line between European art-house and Hollywood cinema.
Taxi-to the-Dermy

Taxi-to the-Dermy

This week on Will’s WBAR show Insufficiently Dialectical, we gushed about an iconic shot from Psycho (see below). As a follow-up, Joseph Pomp presents this taxidermy photo-essay.
A Real Minute of Silence

A Real Minute of Silence

Nathan Proctor on silence, duration, and Godard.
A Town Where Strangers Meet

A Town Where Strangers Meet

In honor of Casablanca's 70th anniversary, Theo Zenou reflects on a few of the beloved film's seemingly incidental faces.
The Sound of Actual Time Approaching

The Sound of Actual Time Approaching

Max Nelson endures Christian Marclay’s 24-hour opus The Clock and lives to tell the tale.
Love Streams

Love Streams

What’s in a name? Will Noah deconstructs the title of Cassavetes’ final film.
The Psycho Birds

The Psycho Birds

John Colella analyses the bird imagery in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and The Birds.
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