The Future of Preservation: ASN Roadshow Edition 2

By Elias Savada. The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has supported a wide variety of members from around the globe: ‘archivists, librarians, collectors, curators, students, educators, artists, technologists, researchers, distributors, exhibitors, service providers, consultants, and advocates,’ according to its website.” Yeah, you’re asking yourself, what the F is ASN […]

The Power of ‘Yes’: A Wakefield Poole Remembrance

By Andrew Repasky McElhinney. Poole’s life covers an enviable (at least in retrospect, at least to me) span of the post-WWII 20th century America…. [with] one of the first positive representations of Gay life and Gay sex in the U.S., and a talisman for the then emerging Pride movement.” I […]

E. Elias Merhige’s Begotten: Still Burning Away the Darkness

By Ted Knighton. Merhige pushed the distortion to its limits to transform the look of his film, exploding the emulsion’s grain and slowing the frame-rate to stagger time and motion…. Begotten is, at times, difficult to discern, and our eyes have to adjust to its scorched, lunar landscape.” In his […]

The Stranger and Etiquette of Post-War Life (Preview)

At Retreats from Oblivion: the Journal of NoirCon, FilmInt contributor Richmond B. Adams discusses Welles’ The Stranger: Welles’s war-time writings demonstrated his concern that America, even as it celebrated military victory, might, in its naiveté, overlook the possibility of a rebirth of ‘fascism in America’ which could take root among […]

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on 1000 Women in Horror

Critic and Film International contributor Alexandra Heller-Nicholas discusses her 2020 book 1000 Women in Horror (BearManor Media) on the Rutgers University-Camden site. A few quotes from the interview: “1000 Women in Horror was a very different kind of project (than my other books) yet again, but I guess it still had […]

Houseless but not Homeless: the Nomads of Chloe Zhao

By Ali Moosavi. Not being able to face the world, nor having the moral certitude to take their own lives, they exist in a limbo, an endless night which exists in their mind.” In director Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Fern (Frances McDormand) lives in an old and tattered small RV caravan. […]

Film Scratches: January 2021

Film Scratches is a blog by David Finkelstein focusing on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. Theory versus Practice: Letters from Vancouver (1973) Canadian filmmaker Kirk Tougas made his film diptych Letters from Vancouver in 1973, and […]