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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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Tales from Earthsea

Poor Goro. Could there be anything more thankless than taking over a project tailor-made for your genius father, a master of animation renowned for his grace and deep humanity, and attempt to match his best work? When it was announced that Goro Miyazaki, son of anime legend Hayao, was directing the adaptation of Ursula K. […]

Pusher 3

Copenhagen is a tough place for drug lords, heroin addicts, and fathers–and Milo (Zlatko Buric) happens to be all three. Set over the course of one particular rough day in Milo’s life, the final installment of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy walks a thin line between character study and hard-hitting underworld expose. When we first […]


“America’s Greatest Living Writer” Neal Pollack is on the road promoting his hipster parenting memoir Alternadad. I caught Neal last week at Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction; here’s the entire reading–poo, vaporizers, bhotman and all–cut into four bite-size chunks for your enjoyment. Part 1: Prologue and Amsterdam Part 2: Blog Posts Part 3: Q&A Part […]


The outrageous imagery of David Lynch works in mysterious ways, seeping into your dreams and gestating in your subconscious. Eraserhead presents me with a particular riddle: I was convinced I’d never seen the movie, yet felt instantly familiar with it. Did Lynch’s subsequent work fill in the blanks as if through osmosis, or–more likely–had I […]


L’Enfant won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, but it’s going on our worst-of-year list. The set up is interesting enough: a homeless teenager leaves the hospital with a newborn, and her small-time crook boyfriend decides that it would be a good idea to sell the baby for a handful of cash. The technical term for […]

Family Law

A very sweet family drama about fathers, sons, and lawyers that snuck up on me in all sorts of unexpected ways. Marcy is taking over reviewing duties for this one–she also liked Burman’s Lost Embrace. Family Law is Argentina’s entry for the Academy Awards and opens December 8. Derecho de familia. Daniel Burman, 2006. *** […]

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