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HIGHLIGHTS 2012

Matthew Flanagan

(Leer en castellano)

By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging (David Gatten, 2012)



(alphabetical)

Antiphon (Peter Kubelka, 2012)
April (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2012)
Barbara (Christian Petzold, 2012)
By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging (David Gatten, 2012)
Dyut meng gam (Johnnie To, 2011)
Un été brûlant (Philippe Garrel, 2011)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(David Fincher, 2011)
Kill List (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
A Lax Riddle Unit (Laida Lertxundi, 2011)
Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
A Torinói ló (Béla Tarr, 2011)
Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2011)

 

I didn't see many new or old films last year, as my world slowly unravelled. If the first month of 2013 is anything to go by, I doubt I'll put more effort in next time. In wretched times, images can become unusable and hollow, as you too become nothing...

 

Matthew Flanagan (U.K.) is co-editor of Lumen, and the author of the blog Landscape Suicide. He recently completed his PhD thesis, Slow Cinema: Temporality and Style in Contemporary Art and Experimental Film, at the University of Exeter. Previously, he contributed an essay to the DVD edition of Bill Douglas' Trilogy published by the BFI, and has participated in several conferences, including Film-Philosophy III (at the University of Warwick, 2010), with a paper called "Bitomsky, Bazin and the Crisis of the Real."