Some of you may have run across print copies of our sixth issue (Fall/Winter 2013-2014) floating around campus in the past few weeks. Now, you can browse through the journal cover-to-cover online: 62 jam-packed pages of top-flight film criticism. This issue leads off with Jackson Arn’s survey of the “1% Existential Ennui Film,” a history of upper-class angst movies extending from Antonioni to Sofia Coppola, and closes with a wide-ranging essay by Theo Zenou on the ineffable aura of the movie star. In between, you’ll find features on filmmakers as diverse as Andrezj Wajda, Nicole Holofcener, and Georges Franju, a fresh look at Claire Denis’ Trouble Every Day, a reflection on the relationship between Blue is the Warmest Color and the paintings of Gustave Courbet, a look at a trio of recent shorts culled from the Venice Film Festival’s “Future Reloaded” program, and—last but certainly not least—a special portfolio on film criticism, featuring a pair of original translations of the great French critic Serge Daney (one of which, to our knowledge, has never before appeared in English), a conversation with new MoMA adjunct film curator Dave Kehr on his transition from criticism to programming, and an appreciation of the legendary American critic Manny Farber.
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