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“Collectivity, Joy, Defiance”

First: conscious neglect and budget cuts are threatening cinema’s legacy. Then: this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Chris Marker at 100

As André Bazin put it, Marker created “a new and modern reality based as much on language and words as on the power of the image.”

By David Hudson

A Second Round for the Toronto 2021 Lineup

The Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery programs are set, and the festival has added new gala and special presentations.

By David Hudson

Bravo, Bradley, and Butler

The directors of Zola and Time will direct adaptations of novels by the acclaimed science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler.

By David Hudson

A Starry Venice 2021 Lineup

The main competition boasts new work from Jane Campion, Pedro Almodóvar, Ana Lily Amirpour, and Pablo Larraín.

By David Hudson

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“Alive to the Senses”

This week’s highlights take us to Nigeria, Egypt, Sardinia, and Japan.

By David Hudson

July Books

Quentin Tarantino’s first novel and studies of Ophuls and Melville are among this month’s new and noteworthy titles.

By David Hudson

News from Venice, Toronto, and San Sebastián

Pedro Almodóvar will open Venice, and Toronto will bring several Cannes favorites to North America.

By David Hudson

Women Win Top Awards in Cannes

The Palme d’Or, Caméra d'Or, Un Certain Regard Prize, and Palme d’Or for best short film have all gone to women directors.

By David Hudson

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Harmony and Horror

The spotlight this week is on Sara Driver, Jacques Tati, Bill Duke, Lizzie Borden, and Nobuhiko Obayashi.

By David Hudson

Feathers Tops Critics’ Week

The annual showcase of emerging talent wraps its sixtieth edition with the presentation of six awards.

By David Hudson

From Fårö to Yekaterinburg

Cannes premieres new work from Mia Hansen-Løve, Wes Anderson, Nanni Moretti, Asghar Farhadi, and Kirill Serebrennikov.

By David Hudson

Eight Contenders in Cannes

Critics assess new work from Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Paul Verhoeven, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, François Ozon, Joachim Trier, and more.

By David Hudson

Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground

Far more than a behind-the-music tribute, Haynes’s first documentary reanimates American culture in the mid-1960s.

By David Hudson

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II

The British director’s autobiographical sequel is one of the most enthusiastically reviewed films at Cannes so far.

By David Hudson

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Back to the Movies?

This week: Bresson’s rhythms, Hawks’s bravura, Márta Mészáros’s choreography, and the everlasting No Wave of Beth B.

By David Hudson

Robert Downey (The Original)

One of the most irreverent and boisterously funny voices in American underground cinema has died at eighty-five.

By David Hudson

Nadav Lapid’s Ahed’s Knee

Some critics find it better than Synonyms, and while others don’t, everyone agrees that this is the Israeli director’s “most radical movie yet.”

By David Hudson

Leos Carax’s Annette

Cannes’ opening night film has thrilled some critics, disappointed others, and left a few simply confused.

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All Set for Cannes 2021

As the festival adds one last title to its lineup, attendees, vaccinated or tested, are once again streaming up and down the Croisette.

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Perfectly Imperfect

Wong Kar Wai, Tilda Swinton, Federico Fellini, Claudia Weill, and Steven Soderbergh feature in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

Janicza Bravo’s Zola

A Twitter thread gone viral becomes a stylistically innovative comedy about race and extremely online culture.

By David Hudson

Big Plans for Big Ideas

Here’s the latest on projects in the works from Lynne Ramsay, Walter Hill, David Fincher, Mia Hansen-Løve, and more.

By David Hudson

Cinema Scope: Berlin, Round Two

The new issue features in-depth writing on work by Radu Jude and Ryusuke Hamaguchi and tributes to Bertrand Tavernier and Monte Hellman.

By David Hudson