Eric Hynes

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  • 25 days ago | Film and TV

    It's no secret that some documentary films are either partly or largely staged. Think of Errol Morris's re-enactments; think of the fake archival footage in Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell; think of documentary granddad Robert Flaherty casting and ...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    Though they worked on just five films together, the last way back in 1983, the association between Chantal Akerman and French cinematographer Babette Mangolte remains strong, largely thanks to two masterpieces: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 10...

  • 3 years ago

    You'd be forgiven for thinking that Olivier Assayas has a thing for the '70s. Following Carlos (2010), his six-hour, Golden Globe-winning miniseries about the decade's most notorious terrorist, the director again breaks out the brown leather jacke...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    Abbas Kiarostami is preoccupied with my tape recorder. He wonders if it's too far away from where he's sitting. He makes his translator switch from one side of him to another so that the recorder is between them. After a while, clearly still anxio...

  • 4 years ago

    Perhaps in response to bombastic mainstream Hollywood, international auteurs often veer toward minimalism—quieter emotions, slower tempos, a tightly defined era and setting. Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes is clearly a man of the art house...

  • 4 years ago

    Imagine Julia Roberts being asked to charm without her smile. Or Paul Newman bereft of those baby blues. That's the kind of handicap given to Max von Sydow in last year's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Playing a mute, he never had recourse to ...

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