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Crash: The Wreck of the Century
Crash: The Wreck of the Century

In one of the most controversial films of his career, David Cronenberg adapts a scandalous J. G. Ballard novel, radically overhauling its story to address a society paralyzed in the headlights of a new millennium.

By Jessica Kiang

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2020: The Listing Begins
2020: The Listing Begins

The new Artforum features top tens from John Waters and Amy Taubin as more best-of-2020 lists pop up in Time and Sight & Sound.

By David Hudson

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Bengali First: The Fierce Commitments of Soumitra Chatterjee
Bengali First: The Fierce Commitments of Soumitra Chatterjee

The esteemed actor, who died in November, was far more than the face of Satyajit Ray’s cinema. Always, though, he maintained an unwavering devotion to his roots in Bengal.

By Mayukh Sen

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Cultivating the Legacy of Cuban Cinema: A Conversation with Luciano Castillo
Cultivating the Legacy of Cuban Cinema: A Conversation with Luciano Castillo

With his deep knowledge of Cuban film history and his tireless efforts to promote it, the director of the Cinemateca de Cuba has been an invaluable resource for our releases of Memories of Underdevelopment and Lucía.

By Valeria Rotella

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Anthology Celebrates Fifty Years
Anthology Celebrates Fifty Years

Anthology Film Archives presents its inaugural program, tributes from around the world, and its plans for the future.

By David Hudson

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The Irishman: The Wages of Loyalty
The Irishman: The Wages of Loyalty

Sprawling across more than half a century of American history, Martin Scorsese’s crime saga combines epic ambition with a mood of isolation and dissolution.

By Geoffrey O’Brien

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Primary Sources
Primary Sources

With roots in Italian neorealism, Federico Fellini’s beguiling body of work moved beyond that movement to embrace the coalescing of real life and dream life.

By Michael Almereyda

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Long Views from a Short Week

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Long Views from a Short Week

A talk with Claudia Weill, a new issue of Cineaste, and an appreciation of playback singer Asha Bhosle are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Alexander Nanau’s Collective
Alexander Nanau’s Collective

One of the most widely praised documentaries of the past year tells a local story with immediate and global relevance.

By David Hudson

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Ma Rainey’s Acting Showcase
Ma Rainey’s Acting Showcase

The new adaptation of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars Viola Davis and features the final performance from Chadwick Boseman.

By David Hudson

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Black and White and Technicolor

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Black and White and Technicolor

Garrett Bradley, David Fincher, Hayao Miyazaki, George Clooney, Jim Jarmusch, and RZA bring us this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Queer Fear: Dorian the Devil
Queer Fear: Dorian the Devil

In Albert Lewin’s cagey adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, homosexuality is viewed as it was in much of classical Hollywood cinema: as an eerie monstrosity.

By Michael Koresky

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Train Ride to Hell: A Shocking Encounter in Code Unknown

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Train Ride to Hell: A Shocking Encounter in Code Unknown

The director of Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Nest examines the violence and unexpected humanism in one of Michael Haneke’s most unnerving long takes.

By Sean Durkin

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November Books
November Books

This month, we’re sorting through new books featuring—for starters—Jean-Luc Godard, Marguerite Duras, Billy Wilder, Geraldine Chaplin, and Harmony Korine.

By David Hudson

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Moonstruck: Life in the In-Between
Moonstruck: Life in the In-Between

In this highly quotable, opera-infused romantic comedy, Norman Jewison finds endless possibilities in a world dominated by constricting binaries.

By Emily VanDerWerff

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The Deaths and Rebirths of Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory
The Deaths and Rebirths of Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory

One of the French auteur’s most immersive art projects finds itself on the brink of format obsolescence, as Acrobat plans to phase out Flash software at the end of the year.

By Isabel Ochoa Gold

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Adam Nayman’s Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks
Adam Nayman’s Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

The author of books on Ben Wheatley and the Coen brothers turns to one of the most lauded living filmmakers in American cinema.

By David Hudson

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Ghost Dog: By the Book
Ghost Dog: By the Book

Two Zen masters of contemporary American cinema—Jim Jarmusch and Forest Whitaker—explore masculine codes of honor in this postmodern mix of the samurai and gangster genres.

By Greg Tate

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Ghost Dog as International Sampler
Ghost Dog as International Sampler

In his final film of the twentieth century, Jim Jarmusch evokes the tragic weight of history while also anticipating the mythical identities of a social-media-saturated future.

By Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Shabier Kirchner’s Love Letter to a Vanishing Antigua
Shabier Kirchner’s Love Letter to a Vanishing Antigua

The cinematographer behind Steve McQueen’s acclaimed Small Axe films discusses his debut short, Dadli, which makes its premiere this week on the Criterion Channel.

By Penelope Bartlett

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Dazed and Confused: “It’s About the Vibe”
Dazed and Confused: “It’s About the Vibe”

This week sees the release of Melissa Maerz’s new book, Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

By David Hudson

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The World of Soumitra Chatterjee
The World of Soumitra Chatterjee

The renowned Bengali actor, playwright, and poet will be remembered first and foremost for his work with Satyajit Ray.

By David Hudson

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A Robust Round

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A Robust Round

We’re keeping busy with online festivals, awards nominations, remembrances, and plenty of weekend reading.

By David Hudson

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First Cow Leads the Gotham Awards Nominations
First Cow Leads the Gotham Awards Nominations

All five films up for best feature are directed by women.

By David Hudson

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