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All About My Mother: Matriarchal Society
All About My Mother: Matriarchal Society

Of the many odes to motherhood in Pedro Almodóvar’s filmography, this Oscar-winning hit is the most exquisite exploration of maternal love’s all-consuming power.

By Emma Wilson

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Miranda July’s Kajillionaire
Miranda July’s Kajillionaire

The unpredictable story of a family of petty criminals features Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger.

By David Hudson

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Sundance 2020: Before and After #MeToo
Sundance 2020: Before and After #MeToo

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s On the Record and Kitty Green’s The Assistant explore the “ecosystems of power” that enable abusers.

By David Hudson

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Erice, Varda, Linklater, and More

Did You See This?

Erice, Varda, Linklater, and More

This week we’re looking at new work from Víctor Erice, the varied oeuvre of Agnès Varda, the cinematic lighthouse, the making of Before Sunrise, and more.

By David Hudson

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Burt Lancaster: Body and Soul
Burt Lancaster: Body and Soul

Having mastered his imposing physicality early in his career, the legendary Hollywood actor later gravitated toward roles that allowed him to explore a rich, complicated inner life.

By Dan Callahan

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Critics Preview Sundance 2020
Critics Preview Sundance 2020

The return of Miranda July, a first feature from Garrett Bradley, and a new doc from Kirsten Johnson are a few of this year’s most anticipated features.

By David Hudson

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Stop-Motion with a Human Touch: A Conversation with Anna Mantzaris
Stop-Motion with a Human Touch: A Conversation with Anna Mantzaris

The filmmaker behind the short Good Intentions, now featured on the Criterion Channel, talks with us about the long and laborious process of bringing human complexity to her animated puppets.

By Penelope Bartlett

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Le petit soldat: The Awful Truth
Le petit soldat: The Awful Truth

One of the lesser-known films in Godard’s extraordinary run of 1960s masterpieces, this severe, angular thriller was the director’s first foray into the political territory that would prove so essential to his later work.

By Nicholas Elliott

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January Books
January Books

The Mankiewicz brothers, Jonas Mekas, Werner Herzog, Sidney Lumet, and Ja’Tovia Gary all figure in this month’s roundup.

By David Hudson

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My Kind of Clown

One Scene

My Kind of Clown

In celebration of Federico Fellini’s 100th birthday, the director of The Farewell talks about the deeply moving final scene of Nights of Cabiria and its mixture of pain and hope.

By Lulu Wang

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Celebrating Fellini at 100
Celebrating Fellini at 100

Traveling exhibitions, retrospectives, and rereleases mark the centenary throughout the U.S. and Europe.

By David Hudson

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The Labyrinth and the Plague
The Labyrinth and the Plague

The chaos of a rapidly changing world and a politically turbulent decade come into focus in a series of science-fiction films made in the 1970s, now playing on the Criterion Channel.

By Ed Park

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Fresh Encounters and Return Visits

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Fresh Encounters and Return Visits

Cocteau in the ’50s, Jane Fonda in the ’60s, and Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in the ’70s feature in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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Harold Lloyd Has Something to Say: The Silent Master’s Funniest Talkie

Deep Dives

Harold Lloyd Has Something to Say: The Silent Master’s Funniest Talkie

The arrival of sound proved an enormous challenge for the geniuses of silent comedy. But Harold Lloyd, with his unflappable determination, finally made a successful transition.

By Stephen Winer

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SXSW 2020 Features Lineup
SXSW 2020 Features Lineup

The Austin film festival is set to launch new work by Spike Jonze, Amy Seimetz, RZA, Frank Oz, Judd Apatow, and Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar.

By David Hudson

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News from Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and Berlin
News from Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and Berlin

Cannes and Venice select jury presidents, and the Berlinale will present new work by Damien Chazelle, Athina Rachel Tsangari, and more.

By David Hudson

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Oscar Shut-Outs and Silver Linings
Oscar Shut-Outs and Silver Linings

There’s been a whole of kvetching, but also a bit of celebrating since the nominations were announced on Monday.

By David Hudson

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From Intimate Lighting to Cutter’s Way: Ivan Passer
From Intimate Lighting to Cutter’s Way: Ivan Passer

A key figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Passer went on to direct a classic American neonoir.

By David Hudson

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Structures and Strategies

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Structures and Strategies

How do movies work? It’s a question that seems to have been on more than a few minds this week.

By David Hudson

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Luis Buñuel: Eternal Surrealist
Luis Buñuel: Eternal Surrealist

With a mixture of intuition, craft, and an endless curiosity about how cinema can be used to shock and provoke, the Spanish master left us with a rich body of work that stands as a testament to the power of surrealism.

By Adrian Martin

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American Neorealism
American Neorealism

The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents a series of films bearing aesthetic and political similarities to the Italian neorealist classics of the late 1940s.

By David Hudson

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To Save and Project 2020
To Save and Project 2020

MoMA presents an eclectic selection of new restorations and discoveries from around the world.

By David Hudson

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Curtain Call: Noah Baumbach on Making Divorce Cinematic
Curtain Call: Noah Baumbach on Making Divorce Cinematic

How do you tell a story that seems to be over? The director of Marriage Story talks with us about the craft that goes into building a shared history and intimacy between characters whose relationship is already fractured.

By Hillary Weston

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Godard in Paris
Godard in Paris

A major retrospective at the Cinémathèque française has us turning to writing by Peter Wollen, Gilberto Perez, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.

By David Hudson

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