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Michael Joshua Rowin

Michael Joshua Rowin writes for Reverse Shot, Cineaste, and Stop Smiling, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

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Party Time in Fellini Land

In La dolce vita, an upbeat tune by Nino Rota turns a dour party into a feast of ecstatic movement.

By Michael Joshua Rowin

Dillinger Is Dead: Apocalypse Now
More than a decade after his death in 1997, the moment is right for the rediscovery of the work of Marco Ferreri. “I think he’s modern. More than modern, in fact,” frequent collaborator Marcello Mastroianni once remarked, encapsulating how far …

By Michael Joshua Rowin

Le jour se lève: Working-Class Hero
Le jour se lève was Marcel Carné’s fourth collaboration with screenwriter and poet Jacques Prévert and their third entry in the poetic realism cinema movement, following their vanguard Drôle de drame and Port of Shadows. Both of those films wer…

By Michael Joshua Rowin