Only the Lonely: Maren Ade’s Squirm-Inducing Debut Feature
The director of Toni Erdmann burst onto the international festival circuit in 2003 with a piercing, unsettlingly funny look at the life of an idealistic schoolteacher.
Speedy: The Comic Figure of the Average Man
In Speedy, Harold Lloyd, a comic genius who thought of himself as a quintessentially average American man, places his optimistic everyman character within the context of a society in shift, to great comedic effect.
Il sorpasso: The Joys of Disillusionment
A leading light of commedia all’italiana, Dino Risi specialized in fleet, satirical takes on contemporary Italian culture, and this road-trip smash was his most trenchant.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie: The Raw and the Cooked
Tiny Furniture: Out There
Solaris: Inner Space
L’enfance nue: The Fly in the Ointment
A Christmas Tale: The Inescapable Family
Mafioso: Meet the Badalamentis!
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs:They Endure
Ugetsu: From the Other Shore
Night and Fog
Contempt: The Story of a Marriage
There is no other movie like Gertrud. It exists in its own bright, one-entry category, idiosyncratic, serenely stubborn, and sublime. When it opened in 1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s last film, one of his greatest, generated a scandal from which it h…