Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy; both are currently engaged in their North American theatrical runs.)
In the meantime, allow me to draw your attention to the latest issue of Senses of Cinema, where I have two new pieces, and where Mrs. Tativille, Lisa K. Broad, has a third. Included in the current issue's "Featured Articles" section is my 6,500 word treatment of Ernst Lubitsch's silent comedies, "Transatlantic Auteur: Ernst Lubitsch's Self-reflexive Comedies of Misunderstanding". To borrow Senses of Cinema's description, Transatlantic Auteur is "a detailed analysis of the both the stylistic and thematic continuities, and the fault lines, between the German and Hollywood periods of Lubitsch’s work." Over in the "Cinémathèque Annotations on Film" section, I have a second, much shorter essay on a single, masterful work of screen comedy: "The Awful Truth and the Smallest Injustice in Film History". In the same section, Lisa provides a very fine analysis of Alain Resnais's undervalued "La Guerre est finie". Please do check out all three of our pieces, and as always, thank you for your continued readership - particularly in this productively leaner time.