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In today's roundup of news and views: Reverse Shot's Martin Scorsese symposium rolls on. Twin Peaks will be a book before it returns. Jonathan Rosenbaum's posted excerpts from his conversations with Jean-Luc Godard. J. Hoberman reviews two films by Fritz Lang. The Nation reviews poetry by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Criterion's Peter Becker interviews Volker Schlöndorff. João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata's A Última Vez Que Vi Macau sweeps awards in Portugal. A Marguerite Duras series opens in New York. Plus, remembering Pavel Landovsky, Marie Dubois and more. » - David Hudson »
Co-directors João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata are first and foremost cinephiles, and make no bones about invoking the classic Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray directed, Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell starred Rko feature, Macao, throughout their own shapeshifting exploration of the post-Portuguese protean city. But The Last Time I Saw Macao is much more than just an homage to beloved cinema greats. Like it’s cinematic ancestor, the film delves into the darkness of film noir, but it also passes like a shadow from underground thriller to personal documentary, city symphony to action shoot-out at any given moment, all while acting as a cinematic travelogue for Guerra da Mata, who grew up in Macao, but hasn’t been back in thirty years.
In the last three decades the city has changed quite a bit, and in the film’s parallel universe, it’s fallen into shadow »
- Jordan M. Smith
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