VOL. 12, NO. 3
interviewed by Anisse Gross
The director talks about cinema, feminism, and the differences between Matt Damon and Christian Bale
FREE DVD INCLUDED
On the Disc
The films collected on the included DVD span the first seventeen of John and Faith Hubley’s twenty-two-year working relationship.
It Looked Like Jazz
An introduction to the DVD by John Sayles
interviewed by Chris McCoy
A chat with legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis, the man responsible for the look of the Godfather films and Woody Allen's Manhattan.
“I’m Not Making Everybody Beautiful”
Heba Thorisdottir interviewed by Kathryn Borel
in conversation with Carrie Brownstein
The Portlandia stars chat about flip-flops, blondes, small deformities, and more.
Carmen Winant talks with Leigh Ledare about Shoulder
by Katie Arnold-Ratliff
A Survey of Raison d'Être Dramedies, a Micro Genre of Film Dominated by the Ennui and Magical Realism.
Animals Were Harmed in This Production
by J. M. Tyree
An exploration of the roles animals play in cinema, using Robert Bresson's Au hazard Balthazar and Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North as its guides.
Nicholas Rombes reviews the trailer for Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds
Kathleen Rooney reviews a scene from Dorothy Davenport and Walter Lang’s The Red Kimona
Greg Cwik reviews Tim Burton’s Batman Returns
“Shark Week”: A new poem
by Jennifer Willoughby
“A Camera Crew Films a Telenovela Based on the Miracles at Puraquequara”
A new poem by Traci Brimhall
What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler
Pillow of Air
by Lawrence Weschler
Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
edited by Alvin Buenaventura
A monthly podcast from THE BELIEVER and KCRW
This whole episode (our season one finale) is a conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume, in Blume’s Manhattan apartment.
Also: We asked Lena Dunham to help us score the interview, and we made this mixtape of the songs she suggested. The mix complies songs Lena thinks go well with the interview, as well as music she’s currently listening to.