In our morning reading: Kim Gordon on life in LA, exploring a Susan Choi sentence, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Noah Cicero Interviewed, Julio Torres, Jess Row’s Latest, Föllakzoid, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Noah Cicero, thoughts on Jess Row’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeff VanderMeer Excerpted, Jess Row, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Interviewed, J. Ryan Stradal, and More
In our morning reading: excerpts from novels by Jeff VanderMeer and Gina Apostol, an interview with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, and more.
Morning Bites: John Langan’s Fiction, Cristina Rivera Garza, Kyle Bobby Dunn’s Latest, Ottessa Moshfegh, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the fiction of John Langan and Ottessa Moshfegh, great news about a Brooklyn cultural institution, and more.
Morning Bites: Norah Lange, National Book Award Finalists, Nicholas Rombes, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Norah Lange and Nicholas Rombes, an interview with Lacy M. Johnson, and more.
“If Anything, the Film Directs You”: Nicholas Rombes on Making “The Removals”
The Removals, the first film from writer-director Nicholas Rombes, simultaneously occupies a number of bold artistic territories. It’s a speculative work about an underground organization revisiting and re-enacting moments from history to change society to their own end; it’s a paranoid thriller about members of that organization growing disenchanted with it; and it’s about the troubles can come when you attempt to revisit the past. (In this film there are echoes of everything from Charlie Kaufman’s film Synecdoche, New York […]
Avant-Garde Realism (Redux)
Little did I know, 16 years ago when I wrote an article about the experimental uses of digital cinema, that one day I’d be putting theory to practice in my own film. The Removals—a lo-fi, sci-fi love story produced by the film production wing of Two Dollar Radio—conjures the genre of the paranoid thriller to explore the idea of replication and disruption in the digital age. What I had wondered in that original article at CTheory was this: how is […]
Nicholas Rombes’s Film “The Removals” Debuts Next Month
In 2014, Nicholas Rombes‘s novel of secret film history, The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing, was released by Two Dollar Radio. This year brings with it Rombes’s first film as writer and director, The Removals, also released through Two Dollar Radio’s cinematic arm. The film will have its premiere screening in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts on May 4th. The trailer promises plenty of ominous dialogue, mysterious buildings, and shadowy disappearances–all promising ingredients for a paranoid […]