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Hito Steyerl, Strike, 2010, AV Festival 14 installation view. Photograph: Colin Davison

The North Sea coast is often full of cargo vessels loaded with oil. These ships will wait patiently for the value of their contents to increase and then come ashore to take full advantage. It’s a curious strategy and one…

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Lars von Trier’s Psychosocial Aesthetics

by Jacob Lillemose

Lars von Trier

After being aggressively threatened at gunpoint by Smuck, who wanted to see her bra, Mimi goes to the toilet and vomits. In tears she exits the toilet and is met by Job, who encourages her to change her rugged way…

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New Directors/New Films and Film Comment Selects

by Ela Bittencourt

Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, 'A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness' (2013)

The Film Society at Lincoln Center has come under some scrutiny in recent months, with two articles in The New York Times, by critics Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, positing the need for more robust community outreach, particularly when…

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