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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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New Reviews

From the best movie of the year so far to the baldfaced atrocity that was Watchmen, here’s a roundup of recent reviews, in order of preference: Adventureland. Greg Mottola, 2009. ***** Mesrine. Jean-François Richet, 2009. **** 1/2 Tokyo Sonata. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2009. **** Sin Nombre. Cary Fukunaga, 2009. *** 1/2 Tokyo! Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho, […]

Good News Now!

The local TV station in Hattiesburg, MS, used to segment its bite-sized news coverage with fanfare flashes that moved quickly from “World News Now!” and “Local News Now!” to conclude with uplifting “Good News Now!”  Well. In case you haven’t heard yet, Marcy‘s second novel Bad Marie, follow-up to the New York Times editor’s choice […]

Quantum of Black Speed Flash Gonzo Truth Strain Boogie Racer

Awards screeners are starting to come in hard & fast now, so here’s a hectic (and almost certainly incomplete) roundup of movies I’ve watched these last few weeks. In order of preference! My Mother, My Bride, and I/Die Zweite Frau Another cross-cultural love story from Europe, this time bridging Bavaria and Romania. Erwin Kobarek (Matthias […]

NYFF08: Che Guevara and Debussy to a Disco Beat

As the 46th New York Film Festival slouches towards its final weekend — one more movie, one more party, and Catherine Deneuve in the flesh – it’s time for a little roundup. I’ve mainly posted capsules to Worldfilm, with the exception of Che, which is on track for my favorite of the year and required something […]

Extreme Viewing

You may think of film criticism as a rather sedate pursuit, involving a lot of sitting around in the dark and scratching one’s beard. But in truth, the trenches of cinemania are treacherous ground. Never mind the blogger infighting and hordes of rabid fanboys waiting for you after you post — I’m talking about the […]

The Week in Moving Pictures

Wild Reeds/Les Roseaux sauvages. André Téchiné, 1994. **** It Happened One Night. Frank Capra, 1934. **** Recount. Jay Roach, 2008. **** The Long Good Friday. John Mackenzie, 1980. **** Ikiru. Akira Kurosawa, 1952. **** Hamlet 2. Andrew Fleming, 2008. *** Autumn/Automne. Ra’up McGee, 2004. *** Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Jon Hurwitz and […]

Vicky Christina Tatooine

Yes, there is a once-great filmmaker out there who desperately needs to be stopped before he completely destroys his formerly inspired legacy with a series of mechanical, lazy cash-ins that only blinkered fanboys could pretend to like. But it’s not George Lucas. Marcy Dermansky Ed Gonzalez Andrew O’Hehir Vicky Christina Barcelona. Woody Allen, 2008. *

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

It’s no secret that I love Star Wars — and not just “the old ones” but all six movies: their mythic scope, their conceptual and visual inventiveness, the cheesy characters and blunt dialogue, the structural complexity, the joy they take in speed and color. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the all-new animated Star Wars adventure, […]

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