As expected, this current issue of Senses of Cinema contains the 2005 World Poll. As old as Senses itself, this is the sixth such edition of the ‘year in review’ poll.
Inevitably, it has changed and muta...
Independent Indonesian filmmaker Faozan Rizal was the unofficial subject of a retrospective at the 2005 Singapore International Film Festival. Relatively still unknown outside the region, this article provides a welcome introduction to the poetics of Rizal’s cinema.
For many, Mysterious Skin was one of the best films of 2005. In this wide-ranging discussion director Gregg Araki talks about what attracted him to the story, and much else about his career in general.
Avant-garde cinema has a long and illustrious tradition of experimentation between image and music. The work of this seminal structural/materialist filmmaker is further testament to that abiding practice.
Given that much of this Bob Dylan documentary sources its material from the archives of the Direct Cinema movement of the 1960s, this article addresses the historical reframing of such footage for contemporary use.
A producer, director, screenwriter and activist for an Australian national cinema provides a first-hand socio-cultural account of the era surrounding the late 1960s-early ’70s revival in local film production.