Posts Tagged: cinema

Empathy Is Cheap: A Conversation with Brandon Harris

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Brandon Harris discusses his memoir Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, gentrification in New York City and Brooklyn, the homogenization of American cities by corporate America, and whiteness of film culture.

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A Language in Constant Rebellion: Talking with Aura Xilonen

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Aura Xilonen discusses her novel, Gringo Champion, the realities of immigration, translating texts, and her love of cinema.

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A Closer Look

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That perfect movie moment is really the sum of countless cinematic cues coming together to make us think and feel. Tony Zhou’s video series “Every Frame a Painting” examines how (and when) these techniques of filmmaking work. We’ve always been watching, but what are we seeing?

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Extraordinary, Ordinary People: Another Year and the Films of Mike Leigh

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Here is the world according to Johnny, the bilious antihero of Mike Leigh’s 1993 film Naked. Johnny is a restless drifter on an odyssey through London’s nocturnal underbelly, his feverish ranting a furious response to an alien and indifferent society. “Humanity is just a cracked egg,” he insists, “and the omelet stinks.”

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