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David Hudson

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Personas, Conspiracies, and Outright Horror

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Personas, Conspiracies, and Outright Horror

Who did Agnès Varda want us to believe she was? Why has the idea that Stanley Kubrick faked the moon landing caught on? And Roger Corman, feminist hero?

By David Hudson

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Japan Cuts 2019

Goings On

Japan Cuts 2019

While the focus is on new films by young directors, the guest of honor will be the renowned Shinya Tsukamoto.

By David Hudson

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Hirokazu Kore-eda Will Open Venice 2019
Hirokazu Kore-eda Will Open Venice 2019

The director’s first film made outside of Japan stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, and Ludivine Sagnier.

By David Hudson

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A Multivarious Lineup for Locarno 2019
A Multivarious Lineup for Locarno 2019

The program of more than three hundred films includes new work by Pedro Costa, Koji Fukada, and Jeanne Balibar.

By David Hudson

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Early Word from London, Locarno, and Venice
Early Word from London, Locarno, and Venice

Armando Iannucci will open London, and Locarno and Venice are preparing their 2019 lineups

By David Hudson

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From Mann to Moullet

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From Mann to Moullet

This week: Michael Mann, Peter Strickland, Pedro Almodóvar, Luc Moullet, and a forgotten chapter of film history.

By David Hudson

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Valentina Cortese, from Ingénue to Diva
Valentina Cortese, from Ingénue to Diva

The great Italian actress worked with Truffaut, Fellini, Antonioni, Losey, Dassin, Bava, and Robert Wise.

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Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019
Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019

Once again, the Cineteca di Bologna has presented a richly varied showcase of discoveries, rediscoveries, and new restorations.

By David Hudson

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Rip Torn: Intense, Disturbing, and Very, Very Funny
Rip Torn: Intense, Disturbing, and Very, Very Funny

The accomplished actor could be “compellingly loathsome,” a “titan” of comedy, and “unexpectedly moving.”

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Film Culture Loses Two Innovators
Film Culture Loses Two Innovators

Ben Barenholtz and Milos Stehlik helped shape the tastes of generations of cinephiles.

By David Hudson

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Ages of Rebellion

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Ages of Rebellion

This week, we look back on the making of If...., black filmmakers in the 1990s, and the golden age of Mexican cinema.

By David Hudson

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Shonni Enelow on Acting
Shonni Enelow on Acting

The author of a book on method acting turns her attention to the performances in Do the Right Thing and the work of Juliette Binoche.

By David Hudson

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French Auteurs and July Books
French Auteurs and July Books

Truffaut, Melville, and Jean Epstein open this month’s round of reviews and discussions of the latest noteworthy publications.

By David Hudson

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New Cinema Scope and Old Polaroids

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New Cinema Scope and Old Polaroids

This week’s highlights include an oral history of one of Kubrick’s most challenging sequences and reviews of the latest works from Béla Tarr and Paul Thomas Anderson.

By David Hudson

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Ari Aster Returns with Midsommar
Ari Aster Returns with Midsommar

Early reviews of the Hereditary director’s second feature may be mixed, but everyone agrees that it’s quite a trip.

By David Hudson

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Edith Scob Gave “the Unreal Reality”
Edith Scob Gave “the Unreal Reality”

After Franju’s Eyes Without a Face, the French actress starred in films by Duvivier, Buñuel, Ruiz, Rivette, Assayas, and Hansen-Løve.

By David Hudson

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Youssef Chahine Restorations Tour Europe
Youssef Chahine Restorations Tour Europe

Festivals across the continent celebrate the eclectic oeuvre of the renowned Egyptian filmmaker.

By David Hudson

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The Big Questions

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The Big Questions

Can the movies survive? Can rotten people be great artists? Are we all doomed?

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Prime Pride

Goings On

Prime Pride

Film series around the world are making this year’s Pride Month especially loud and proud.

By David Hudson

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The Pauline Kael Centennial
The Pauline Kael Centennial

To mark the anniversary, editors are highlighting some of her best work while critics and acolytes measure her impact.

By David Hudson

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The Triumphs and Failures of Franco Zeffirelli
The Triumphs and Failures of Franco Zeffirelli

Renowned for his adaptations of Shakespeare and great operas, the director was also a controversial Italian senator and stood accused of sexual misconduct.

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A Panorama of Politics

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A Panorama of Politics

On the late Peter Whitehead, Jordan Peele’s Us, drag culture, European refugees, and images of incarceration

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Sylvia Miles Played to Win
Sylvia Miles Played to Win

She turned roles as women past their prime into her greatest triumphs.

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BAMcinemaFest 2019
BAMcinemaFest 2019

Some of the best new independent films of the past year are lined up for the eleventh edition.

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