Mark Fisher and Rob White debate Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises: is it a radical or reactionary film?
Rob White interviews Patricio Guzmán about, Nostalgia for the Light his latest film exploring the aftermath of Chile’s 1973 coup d’état
The successor editors pay fond tribute to Film Quarterly founding editor Chick Callenbach.
Rob White discusses bureaucracy in A Separation (Asghar Farhadi), The Descendants (Alexander Payne), and This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi).
A web-exclusive debate about Todd Haynes’s miniseries Mildred Pierce between Amber Jacobs and Rob White, covering questions of desire, labor, economics, psychoanalysis, and feminism.
Nina Power and Rob White discuss the politics and aesthetics of Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world drama, Melancholia.
Report from the London Film Festival 2011: Dark Horse (Todd Solondz), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay), Shame (Steve McQueen), Carnage (Roman Polanski), A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg), and Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos).
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Paul Julian Smith (Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY) discusses Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In with FQ editor Rob White.
Poison tells three tales about ostracism. In “Horror,” an experimental serum turns an overzealous scientist into a plague-carrier; this storyline is filmed in the style of trashy “psychotronic” B-movies such as Glen or Glenda and Carnival of Souls with a touch also of Samuel Fuller…
Voices are heard in Film Socialisme but often the speaker is not seen; conversations are decontextualized to the point of absurdity. The line between epigrammatic and nonsensical is impossible to draw.