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To Save and Project 2022

MoMA’s festival of film preservation presents Beat poets, crown jewels, a lonely Hungarian, and a Senegalese bad boy.

By David Hudson

Time: Time in the Mind

Unlike any other prison documentary before it, Garrett Bradley’s masterwork poetically evokes the subjective experience of a family whose lives have been fractured by incarceration.

By Doreen St. Félix

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What Happened Then . . . and Next?

This week we’re watching and reading about Tom Noonan, Jean Vigo, Marie-Claude Treilhou, and Miklós Jancsó.

By David Hudson

François Ozon Will Open Berlinale 2022

Berlin announces a “new concept” for this year’s in-person edition, Sundance adds two films, and Slamdance will launch a Channel.

By David Hudson

Sidney Poitier: Far More Than First

Yes, he opened doors, but he also brought a singular presence to American cinema.

By David Hudson


Twisted Nostalgia: Chris Isaak in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Gifted with the looks and suavity of a young Elvis, the “Wicked Game” crooner shares with David Lynch an obsession with 1950s Americana—and a knowledge of the darkness at its heart.

By Tim Greiving

The Celebration: How Long Can This Go On?

A searing melodrama that lays bare the trauma wrought by white supremacy and privilege, Thomas Vinterberg’s second feature kick-started the Dogme 95 movement.

By Michael Koresky

Peter Bogdanovich Ran Hot, Then Cold, Then Just Right

The writer and director was on top of the world before the going got tough.

By David Hudson

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From Far and Long Away

Travel this weekend with Stanley Kubrick, David Bowie, Sarah Maldoror, Lana Wachowski, and Tsai Ming-liang.

By David Hudson

Another Winter at Home

With the Omicron wave on the verge of peaking, Sundance calls off this year’s in-person events.

By David Hudson

Truffaut, Rivette, Berto

A thread runs from the Truffaut season in the UK through the Rivette retrospective in Paris to the first feature directed by Juliet Berto.

By David Hudson

Hope and Gratitude

Both as an art and a business, cinema faces serious challenges, but the past year offers reasons for optimism.

By David Hudson

The Most-Anticipated Films of 2022

Claire Denis, Martin Scorsese, Park Chan-wook, Kelly Reichardt, David Cronenberg, Josephine Decker, Yorgos Lanthimos, Mia Hansen-Løve—the list goes on.

By David Hudson

In Case You Missed It: Our Essential Reads of 2021

As the holiday season begins to wind down, we’re proud to close out another year in our online magazine by looking back at a few of our favorite essays and interviews.

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“Cinema Seems To Me Above All Inexhaustibly Generous”

A Nicole Brenez dossier and writing on Melvin Van Peebles and Nicolas Cage are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

2021: Critics’ Picks

Whether their lists run to ten or fifty films, critics argue their cases for the films they’ve put on top.

By David Hudson

Spirit Nominations and Awards from All Over

The Film Independent Spirit Awards usher in a fresh round of contenders, while critics across the country vote for their favorites.

By David Hudson

The National Film Registry’s 2021 Inductees

Twenty-five films are selected for their “enduring importance to American culture.”

By David Hudson

Parables of Perception: Three Films by Mani Kaul

Misunderstood by many of his contemporaries, this pioneer of Indian art cinema infused elements of traditional art forms into his own boldly experimental style.

By Ratik Asokan

December Books

Handsome volumes on Wes Anderson and David Fincher, a biography of Greta Garbo, and a memoir from Mel Brooks are among this month’s highlights.

By David Hudson

An Evening with Faya Dayi Director Jessica Beshir

The Brooklyn-based filmmaker spoke with fellow director Yance Ford on the challenges of making her sublimely lyrical debut feature, one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year.

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We Love Magazines

This week sees new issues from New York, Cineaste, Film Quarterly, and the Brooklyn Rail.

By David Hudson

Sundance 2022 Goes Local and Global

Sundance and Slamdance present their lineups and the Daniels will open SXSW.

By David Hudson

Greg Tate on Cinema

One of the liveliest and most perceptive cultural critics is gone at sixty-four.

By David Hudson