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Quantum Entanglement in a Mabusean World

This week brings a new issue of Seen, featuring Cauleen Smith; a conversation with Jia Zhangke; and a deep dive into Twin Peaks: The Return.

By David Hudson

Bright Lights, Dark Dreams: Alejandro Galindo in Morelia

This great director from the golden age of Mexican cinema drew upon a wide range of styles to explore the conflict between tradition and modernity.

By Imogen Sara Smith

Two Midnighters

With confident verve, Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool and Laura Moss’s birth/rebirth defy horror fans’ expectations.

By David Hudson

A Handful of Sundance Premieres

Critical favorites include new films by Ira Sachs, Roger Ross Williams, William Oldroyd, and Raine Allen-Miller.

By David Hudson

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection: Staying Power

Filled with evocative images and guided by the unique aesthetic sensibility of the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s film is an exploration of the power of grief that is paradoxically uplifting.

By Zakes Mda

Oscar Nominations: Everything Goes to Eleven

The Daniels’ gender-blender is out front, followed by The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on the Western Front.

By David Hudson

Berlinale 2013 Competition and Encounters Lineups

The German contingent is strong: Margarethe von Trotta, Christian Petzold, Angela Schanelec, Christoph Hochhäusler, and Emily Atef.

By David Hudson

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To Truly Feel Everything

This week: Jerzy Skolimowski, Alice Diop, Alexander Hammid, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Orson Welles.

By David Hudson

Something Human: A Conversation with Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell

The frequent collaborators talk about their close friendship, the paths that led them to each other, and the artistic values they share.

By Hillary Weston

Let the Winter Festivities Begin

Critics list their most-anticipated films as Sundance opens with Rotterdam and Berlin hot on its heels.

By David Hudson

January Books

Names on the shelves this month include Terrence Malick, Vladimir Nabokov, Veronica Lake, and Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

By David Hudson

Farewell, Gina Lollobrigida

Despite her initial reluctance and a stifling contract with Howard Hughes, La Lollo became one of the top stars of the 1950s and ’60s.

By David Hudson

Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy: Straight to the Bottom of the River

One of contemporary cinema’s most provocative filmmakers launched his career with three deeply unnerving, deliriously genre-blending portraits of Europe.

By Howard Hampton

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Bric-à-Brakhage and Curiosities

This week’s eclectic round touches on experimental milestones, restorations, Mexican cinema, a Japanese series, and movies about movies.

By David Hudson

Seijun Suzuki Centennial Trailer

Japan Society and the Japan Foundation present six imported 35 mm prints showcasing the work of one of cinema’s most exhilarating stylists.

By David Hudson

The Golden Globes’ Anxious Return

Following scandal and a round of reforms, the HFPA is hoping everyone enjoyed Tuesday night’s show.

By David Hudson

Young at Heart in Berlin

Alice Diop and Martin Scorsese are among the filmmakers who have selected films for this year’s Berlinale Retrospective.

By David Hudson

Imitation of Life: On Passing Between

In its ambivalence toward its provocative themes, John M. Stahl’s groundbreaking exploration of racial identity demonstrates the insolubility of Hollywood’s representational conundrum.

By Miriam J. Petty

A Snapshot of the Frontrunners

We gather some of the best recent writing on the National Society of Film Critics’s choices for the best films of 2022.

By David Hudson

Their Sounds Were Watching God

The films in the Criterion Channel collection Free Jazz chronicle the development of a deeply experimental music that has baffled and enthralled listeners in equal measure.

By Harmony Holiday

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Uncertain Futures

We’re catching up with a conversation with Tom Gunning, an essay on the nuclear threat, and appreciations of Jean-Louis Trintignant and Norma Shearer.

By David Hudson

Michael Snow, Seen or Unseen

The interdisciplinary Canadian artist was best-known in the States for such landmark films as Wavelength (1967) and La région centrale (1971).

By David Hudson

James Baldwin Abroad

New York’s Film Forum presents three recently restored short films that capture the writer in Istanbul, Paris, and London.

By David Hudson

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: A Reason to Believe

A work of pure, rigorous enchantment, the final film in Terry Gilliam’s “Trilogy of Imagination” employs old-fashioned technical wizardry to bring about its wall-to-wall visual astonishments.

By Michael Koresky