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Miloš Forman, the Open-Hearted Nonconformist

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Miloš Forman, the Open-Hearted Nonconformist

Boasting the longest, most versatile career of any Czechoslovak New Waver, the late master made films mixed with deep compassion and an antiauthoritarian spirit.

By Peter Cowie

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch: She Sings the Body Electric
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: She Sings the Body Electric

A work of rapturous energy, John Cameron Mitchell’s beloved debut feature is a freewheeling rock-and-roll musical suffused with heartbreak and pleasure.

By Stephanie Zacharek

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Youssef Chahine Restorations Tour Europe
Youssef Chahine Restorations Tour Europe

Festivals across the continent celebrate the eclectic oeuvre of the renowned Egyptian filmmaker.

By David Hudson

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The Big Questions

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The Big Questions

Can the movies survive? Can rotten people be great artists? Are we all doomed?

By David Hudson

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Prime Pride

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Prime Pride

Film series around the world are making this year’s Pride Month especially loud and proud.

By David Hudson

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The Pauline Kael Centennial
The Pauline Kael Centennial

To mark the anniversary, editors are highlighting some of her best work while critics and acolytes measure her impact.

By David Hudson

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L’humanité: Ordinary Human Behavior
L’humanité: Ordinary Human Behavior

In his idiosyncratic, award-winning second film, Bruno Dumont uses the story of an alienated police detective to investigate the most elemental aspects of human experience.

By Nicholas Elliott

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La vie de Jésus: The Sky Above
La vie de Jésus: The Sky Above

Bruno Dumont’s remarkable first feature examines the intermingling of the sacred and the profane in the French provinces.

By Nicholas Elliott

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Tears Left to Cry: Jeon Do-yeon in Secret Sunshine

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Tears Left to Cry: Jeon Do-yeon in Secret Sunshine

The Cannes-award-winning lead performance in Lee Chang-dong’s masterful melodrama captures both the pain and perverse pleasure of public crying.

By Andrew Chan

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The Triumphs and Failures of Franco Zeffirelli
The Triumphs and Failures of Franco Zeffirelli

Renowned for his adaptations of Shakespeare and great operas, the director was also a controversial Italian senator and stood accused of sexual misconduct.

By David Hudson

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A Newly Restored Paris Struts Back into Theaters
A Newly Restored Paris Struts Back into Theaters

Starting this weekend, Janus Films is putting Jennie Livingston’s extraordinary snapshot of Harlem’s drag balls of the 1980s back on the big screen.

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A Panorama of Politics

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A Panorama of Politics

On the late Peter Whitehead, Jordan Peele’s Us, drag culture, European refugees, and images of incarceration

By David Hudson

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Sylvia Miles Played to Win
Sylvia Miles Played to Win

She turned roles as women past their prime into her greatest triumphs.

By David Hudson

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Dead Neighbors: Jim Jarmusch on George A. Romero
Dead Neighbors: Jim Jarmusch on George A. Romero

With his eccentric new zombie movie The Dead Don’t Die coming to theaters, Jim Jarmusch talks with us about the inspiration he drew from the late horror maestro’s postmodern, politically tinged approach to genre.

By Hillary Weston

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More Is More: Lessons in Excess from Women in Love

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More Is More: Lessons in Excess from Women in Love

The director of the Sundance hit The Last Black Man in San Francisco reflects on what he learned from Ken Russell’s extravagant style and approach to the subject of male relationships.

By Joe Talbot

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BAMcinemaFest 2019
BAMcinemaFest 2019

Some of the best new independent films of the past year are lined up for the eleventh edition.

By David Hudson

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Another Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Another Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

In the mid-1970s, a poet’s circus rolled through the northeast, manifesting the spirit and confusion of the era.

By David Hudson

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Swing Time: Heaven Can’t Wait
Swing Time: Heaven Can’t Wait

In their most sublime collaboration, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers perfected a seamless blend of song, dance, and swooning romance.

By Imogen Sara Smith

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Summer Reading from Film Quarterly
Summer Reading from Film Quarterly

The new issue focuses on the impact of Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, women’s film criticism, and Hollywood’s international productions.

By David Hudson

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The Chameleonic Charms of Sir Alec
The Chameleonic Charms of Sir Alec

Alec Guinness carved out a place among the greatest of British actors by mixing his demure persona with dry wit and a taste for the absurd.

By David Thomson

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Tours and Sighs

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Tours and Sighs

This week we revisit the work of Pawel Pawlikowski, Carlos Reygadas, Robert Mitchum, Hal Hartley, and Elaine May.

By David Hudson

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Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence: The Word and the Spirit
Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence: The Word and the Spirit

In this series of intense chamber dramas influenced by the work of August Strindberg, Ingmar Bergman grapples with Europe’s collective crisis of faith in the modern era.

By Catherine Wheatley

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Jarmusch Season

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Jarmusch Season

Before The Dead Don’t Die opens in theaters, two series offer crash courses on a singular oeuvre.

By David Hudson

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Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars

With the help of MGM’s most ingenious photographers, screen goddesses like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford made the still portrait a key part of their artistry.