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Gender, Death, and FNC 2021

Volume 26, Issue 7-8 / July–August 2022

This double issue has several themes, including that of death (too broad I know to be of any real clarity), issues of gender in Hollywood, with two essays on Alex Garland’s controversial Men, death (in the adventure genre, The Martian and All is Lost, in The Promise, and in Vortex), two reports on Montreal’s Festival of New Cinema 2021 edition, and the remote Greek island film festival, Beyond Borders, by Pablo García Conde.

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  • Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

    September 19th

    The filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (1930 – 2022) was a great and inventive artist, a man with a curious intellect and an impudent spirit, someone whose creativity sparked that of others. His films— from Breathless (1960), Contempt (1983), Band of Outsiders… Read more →

  • Gerard Potterton

    August 26th

    R.I.P Gerald Potterton. Important British born Canadian animator/documentarist Potterton has passed away (1931-2022). His most important works remain the 1965 short The Railrodder that brought some recognition back to the silent comedy genius Buster Keaton, and the cult 1981 animation… Read more →

  • Michael Walker (1942-2022)

    July 26th

    Sad to announce the death of prolific film writer and analyst Michael Walker. Read friend Keith Withall’s excellent obit. Read more →

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