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    VIDEO ESSAY: Sight and Sound Film Poll - Jonathan Rosenbaum on SATANTANGO

    From a personal standpoint, it is fitting that the second video of this series, following the opening tribute to Roger Ebert, features Jonathan Rosenbaum. It was through Ebert that I discovered Rosenbaum's writing 14 years ago, when his weekly reviews for The Chicago Reader made Ebert's list of "20 ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Three Reasons: MEN IN BLACK

    For this month’s Criterion Consideration, coming up with a suitable equivalent to Barry Sonnenfeld's latest film, "Men in Black III," was a bit of a challenge.

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    VIDEO ESSAY - The Sight and Sound Film Poll: An International Tribute to Roger Ebert and His Favorite Films

    Press Play introduces Sight and Sound Film Poll: Critics' Picks, a series of video essays featuring prominent film critics on films they selected for Sight and Sound magazine's poll of the greatest films of all time. New videos will premiere each week until the poll results are announced later this ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Law and Disorder in Ying Liang’s THE OTHER HALF

    Exiled from China in the wake of last week’s premiere of WHEN NIGHT FALLS, Ying Liang has built a resume of brave challenges to the system. A video essay takes a close look at the best of those, THE OTHER HALF.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Dial K for Kurosawa

    The perfect crime, the wrong man, the speeding train, and the surprising MacGuffin. "High and Low" has all the best elements of a great Alfred Hitchcock film. But it isn’t Hitchcock—it’s Akira Kurosawa, the Japanese director better known for his samurai flicks and complex moral tales.

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    GIRLS RECAP 5: HARD BEING EASY

    More like "Hard Writing Consistently." What *was* that?

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    VIDEO ESSAY - Deceptive Surfaces: The Films of Christian Petzold

    Film history, class consciousness merge in the brilliantly no-nonsense filmmaking of Christian Petzold.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Depp Shadows: Tim Burton's Cinema

    “Basically Johnny Depp is playing Tim Burton in all his movies.” – Scott Rudin (Producer of "Sleepy Hollow") This ubiquitous quote by Rudin is often the throwaway summation found in most writings on, and dissections of, the cinematic works of Tim Burton with Johnny Depp. Which is a shame, really....

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    VIDEO ESSAY - Utopia Online?

    Watching two short documentaries from Sam Green’s once-live UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS performance online makes one viewer wonder: Is utopia a state of mind?

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    AUDIOVISUALCY: How to "Perform" the Video Essay

    Beautiful, stimulating, impactful, all the while in sync with the work it critiques, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence – A Visual Study" inspires new or awakens old curiosity about the film. And it does so by virtue of an exceptional performance.

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