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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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Konsum: Turkey Parade

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford Dullsville and then some. Artfully shot, for sure, but ripping off Malick isn’t as easy as it looks. The voice-over narration, always describing what we already saw, doesn’t create openings but locks the movie down even more than the airless, repetitive scenes between paranoid outlaws. […]

Redacting Redacted

Brian De Palma’s Redacted, the devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl by American soldiers, has been one of the most divisive films at the New York Film Festival and it came as no surprise when tempers flared at a NYFF press conference with De Palma yesterday. “Did you intend to […]


More than with any film I’ve seen at the New York Film Festival so far, I’ve been struggling to find a way to talk about Brian De Palma’s Redacted, a movie that attempts to recreate the appalling images which have been systematically removed from the “news” about Iraq. The devastating reconstruction of the rape and […]

Death of a President

Gabriel Range’s faux TV documentary about the October 2007 assassination of George Bush and its aftermath is skillfully crafted and utterly pointless. The smoothly assembled film features real archival footage, futzed footage, and actors who stand in as talking heads–Bush’s speechwriter, the retired head of security, the forensics expert, etc. It’s all perfectly convincing, but […]

The Ground Truth

Did you know? War is hell. Soldiers kill enemies and civilians alike. In Iraq, American troops torture and murder innocents; many of the soldiers have serious doubts that they are indeed fighting for freedom and democracy. When they return to civilian life, they find themselves physicially, psychologically, and spiritually wounded, and they struggle to adapt. […]

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