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In an essay on Adorno’s relationship with cinema, Nicole Brenez proposes that “the fact that one can think with certain films, and not simply about them, is the irrefutable sign of their value.” Few critics have reached the same level of intensity as Brenez in thinking with cinema.

AGAINST INTERPRETATION: Hong Sang-soo at the Museum of Moving Image

Hong Sang-soo’s best films leave your retinas imprinted with a luminous clarity.

Andrzej Żuławski at BAM

At Brooklyn Academy of Music, the long over due retrospective of Poland's great film maker, the master of extreme emotion and life at its breaking point.

EROS PLUS MASSACRE: Transgressive Romances from Japan and South Korea at the Japan Society

Japan Society’s new film series, Love Will Tear Us Apart, is a perversely entertaining rejoinder to Hollywood’s Garry Marshall plan for depicting romantic love.

NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE: Selections from MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2012

Every February, the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight presents a program of new work that reveals non-fiction media’s often tenuous foothold between the film and art worlds.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2012

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