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Jessica Kiang
a year ago
Here's the @criterion essay I've been bleating about for a while. It's even prettier printed (the liner layout is just beautiful) but while you wait for the physical disc that you've definitely already ordered to arrive, here are some bonus features.
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Jessica Kiang
21 minutes ago
This is the SPENCER of opinion columns and you all know how much I love SPENCER.
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Marina Hyde
39 minutes ago
My bit about the royals, Amol Rajan, and an absolutely vintage week in newspaper hypocrisy
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Jessica Kiang
21 hours ago
This essay, which was such an honour and a pleasure to write, came about as the result of a half-joking tweet I wrote after watching AZOR @sansebastianfes, so you see Twitter ain't all bad.
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Jessica Kiang
21 hours ago
So happy to make my @mubi debut writing about AZOR, which I'm also gratified to see place so highly on the @SightSoundmag 2021 Best Films list.
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
Thanks but I need email that works substantially harder than that.
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
Anyway, bloody Speer, still stirring shit after all this time.
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
3) I also felt that any addendum was going to raise more questions than it answered unless it was very long and detailed, as @Glenn__Kenny's piece is, which is why I'm so glad he wrote it and I can encourage you all to read it.
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
2) The film itself has not actually changed, so the review is of a text that still exists in the world exactly as I saw it, misrepresentations and all. And while the review of a flawed film needs to point out the flaws, it's not the place, I believe, to make redress for them. And
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
1) I think the review as I wrote it does a fairly decent job of highlighting those very issues, and of placing responsibility for them squarely with the director, not Birkin.
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
In his mail, he mentioned Glenn was writing this piece and very politely requested that we put an addendum on my review, to reflect some of his issues with the film. In consultation with my eds, I argued against doing so, not because I don't believe him – I do – but because:
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
I'm so glad @Glenn__Kenny has written such an excellent, scrupulously researched piece on this wild story...
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Glenn Kenny
a day ago
For @ebertvoices I looked into the “re-recorded” conversations in the documentary “Speer Goes To Hollywood.”
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
The only possible response is this famous gif of Zach Galifianakis.
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
English: let's just name the movie after the dude in it Italian:
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Jessica Kiang
a day ago
NYT Spelling Bee doesn't recognise NAPHTHA so that's my morning gone from dizzying high to Slough of Despond in an instant.
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Jessica Kiang
2 days ago
My Spotify Wrapped is boring as batshit, being just my writing playlist plus approx 1m repeat plays of Dolly's "Here You Come Again" but sure, whatever, well done all youse with your varied musical palates, your munificent attention spans, your apparently infinite ears.
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Jessica Kiang
2 days ago
BENEDETTA's in the news because of something someone wrote about it, so here's something else someone else (me) wrote about it *for balance*.
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