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Undone and Remade

Revivals of work by Raoul Peck and Jean-Pierre Bekolo and conversations with James Gray and Jodie Foster are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Sean Price Williams’s 1000 Movies

The great cinematographer’s list of inspirations has been circulating among friends for two decades, and now, it’s a book.

By David Hudson

Two with Isabelle Huppert

Huppert takes the lead in Hong Sangsoo’s A Traveler’s Needs and André Téchiné’s My New Friends.

By David Hudson

The Heroic Trio / Executioners: To the Power of Three

Combining the influence of the wuxia genre, the Hong Kong New Wave filmmaking of the 1980s, and loony comic-book futurism, these two ass-kicking fantasias are dazzling showcases of female physicality.

By Beatrice Loayza

Nothing but a Man: What We Can See in Ourselves

Released at the height of the civil rights movement, this deceptively simple tale of a working-class Black man’s search for love and self-worth broke ground with its realism, nuance, and intensity.

By Gene Seymour

Mati Diop’s Dahomey

Dense with conflicting ideas, the hybrid film focuses on the 2021 return of centuries-old artifacts to Africa.

By David Hudson

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Landscapes Urban and Pastoral

This week brings fresh writing on Edward Yang and David Cronenberg, a talk with Wim Wenders, and a bundle of lists.

By David Hudson

Japanese Family in Flux

Ten Japanese family portraits will screen in New York over the next ten days.

By David Hudson

February Books

Portraits of Stanley Kubrick and Agnès Varda, a memoir from Ed Zwick, and a history of Blaxploitation are among the highlights.

By David Hudson

Eric Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons: Another Year

Through its echoes, resonances, and intricately branching stories, this cycle of films evokes the feeling that life, like the weather, is based on patterns too complex to ever be fully predictable.

By Imogen Sara Smith

The Independent Spirit of Robert M. Young

Bob Young worked with Michael Roemer on Nothing but a Man and directed ¡Alambrista! and The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.

By David Hudson

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In the Zones

We’re taking Black History Month viewing recommendations, listening to Peter Bogdanovich’s podcast, and reading about London critics’ favorites.

By David Hudson

Alain Gomis in New York

Metrograph presents three of Gomis’s own features along with two he’s chosen for the weekend series.

By David Hudson

Rei Reigns in Rotterdam

Tanaka Toshihiko’s first film launches a projected trilogy of stories set on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

By David Hudson

Stop-Motion Animation Legend Mark Gustafson

He brought magical life to figures in films by Guillermo del Toro and Wes Anderson.

By David Hudson

Sapph-O-Rama

Film Forum’s series of thirty films centering on women loving women is “eccentric, enduring, and genre-encompassing.”

By David Hudson

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Storytellers

The week brings the final issue of Cinema Scope, a revival of Not a Pretty Picture, and a series of films starring Jean Arthur.

By David Hudson

Berlinale Updates

The festival sets its juries, adds two titles, and calls for the release of Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha.

By David Hudson

Trainspotting: Beyond the Tracks

Shifting recklessly between realism and surrealism, this drug-fueled odyssey from director Danny Boyle is a propulsive satire of depleted masculinity in urban Scotland.

By Graham Fuller

Buñuel in Mexico

MoMA presents a series of musicals, comedies, and melodramas injected with Buñuel’s singular surrealist vision.

By David Hudson

Mudbound: Friendship, Motherhood, and Redemptive Softness

A kaleidoscopic work of literary adaptation, Dee Rees’s fourth feature film is anchored in a powerful fraternal bond between two men from opposite sides of the color line.

By Danielle Amir Jackson

New Clip and Poster for Onlookers

Metrograph will screen Kimi Takesue’s study of tourism in Laos and stream her two previous features as well.

By David Hudson

2024 Sundance Awards

Jurors, audiences, and critics seem to agree that 2024 is off to a promising start.

By David Hudson

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Five Events

We gather essays and interviews related to series spotlighting Ousmane Sembène, Serge Daney, Skip Norman, Iranian cinema, and the Oscars.

By David Hudson