Is it possible to speak of a twenty-first century cinema barely a decade into the millennium? Acclaimed film critic J. Hoberman’s new book, Film After Film (Verso, 2012) is a timely and provocative collection of writings that chronicle how the advent of digital technology has led to the displacement of the medium of film—and the very relationship between movies and reality. This sea change in filmmaking also spanned the 2000 American presidential election and the trauma of 9/11, events that reshaped world politics and left an indelible imprint on the emerging aesthetic of the new century’s cinema.
In his book, Hoberman presents considerations of the defining movies of the twenty-first century, collected here.
Directed by:Ernie Gehr
Genre: Avant Garde / Experimental
Directed by:Ken Jacobs
One of America's leading experimental filmmakers embraces the technical and aesthetic possibiliti...
Directed by:Hou Hsiao-hsien
Genre: Comedy Drama
Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (Flight of the Red Balloon), which constitutes celebrated Taiwanese dir...
All of the thrills and chills of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing can be relived in this produ...
Directed by:Manoel de Oliveira
In this stylish exercise in magic realism, Isaac (Ricardo Trêpa) is a photographer who is contact...
Directed by:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
A night spent gathering evidence of a killing reveals a great deal about both the criminals and t...