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Film: Oscar Contenders at MoMA, the Year's Best Video Essays, David Fincher

Jan 8, 2021 • View in browser
The new year is here. January is typically a light time for new releases, but there’s still plenty of interest to stream, if you know where to look. This week, we cover a new film about living on the autism spectrum, the year’s best video essays, and more. Times are strange and scary. Stay safe!
– Dan Schindel, Associate Editor for Documentary

What's New?
How Autistic People See the World, in Their Own Words
What to Stream
From "Mangrove"
From "Mangrove"
The Museum of Modern Art has premiered its latest edition of The Contenders, showcasing all the movies you’ll soon be hearing about from various awards shows.
Sight & Sound recently released its annual poll of the best video essays of the year. I’ve highlighted some personal favorites to check out.
I wasn’t a big fan of Mank, but I quite liked this video rundown by The Discarded Image, which catalogs director David Fincher’s invocations of old Hollywood history and tropes.
Mank: Why David Fincher Embraced Old Hollywood Artifice
Mank: Why David Fincher Embraced Old Hollywood Artifice
Until we can see you in the theater again, stay safe!
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