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Víctor Erice’s Close Your Eyes

Echoes of the eighty-three-year-old director’s life and career are heard throughout his fourth feature.

By David Hudson

Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers

Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, and Claire Foy star in a melancholic story of romance and reconciliation.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

The Artifice and the Real

The week brings conversations with Hal Hartley, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Pedro Costa, Wang Bing, and Rita Azevedo Gomes.

By David Hudson

Abel Gance’s La roue

The newly reconstructed and restored seven-hour version of the 1923 melodrama screens on Saturday and again next week in New York.

By David Hudson

Zhang Lu’s The Shadowless Tower

After winning a handful of top awards in Beijing, the novelist-turned-filmmaker’s thirteenth fictional feature arrives in New York.

By David Hudson

Moonage Daydream: “Who Is He? What Is He?”

Brett Morgen’s portrait of David Bowie is a free-associative hybrid of pop history and imaginative extravaganza—impressionistic, eclectically allusive, and, above all, immersive.

By Jonathan Romney

La Bamba: American Dreaming, Chicano Style

In this vibrant, music-filled portrait of an artist and his community, director Luis Valdez gathers what little is known about rock-and-roll idol Ritchie Valens and fuses it with a lived-in understanding of what it is to be Chicano.

By Yolanda Machado

Agnieszka Holland’s Green Border

The winner of a Special Jury Prize in Venice and a box-office hit in Poland now heads to the New York Film Festival.

By David Hudson

The Man Behind the Wheel

Amid the anxiety and social turbulence of the Nixon era, car movies served to explore and embody the contradictions of American masculinity.

By Christina Newland

September Books

This month brings collections on Straub-Huillet and Whit Stillman, an Anna May Wong biography, and a novel starring Marilyn Monroe.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

Everything That Lasts Causes Trouble at First

John Waters goes Hollywood, Terence Davies reads a poem, and Marguerite Duras tears it all down.

By David Hudson

Eduardo Williams’s The Human Surge 3

The trippy, globe-hopping critical favorite from Locarno is now slated to screen in New York.

By David Hudson

Through a Screen Darkly: A Conversation with Micaela Durand and Daniel Chew

In the work of this New York–based filmmaking duo, the internet is an omnipresent force in everyday life, warping our perceptions and desires.

By Maya Binyam

Two by Wang Bing

Few of Wang’s films contrast as starkly as Youth (Spring) and Man in Black, and both are set to screen in New York.

By David Hudson

The Trial: Crime of the Century

In the film he once called his best, Orson Welles found a cinematic language equal to Franz Kafka’s distinctive effects, creating a vertiginous experience that accentuates the writer’s subterranean perversity.

By Jonathan Lethem

Bradley Cooper’s Maestro

Warmly received in Venice, Cooper’s portrait of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre now heads to festivals in New York, Zurich, London, Mill Valley, and Los Angeles.

By David Hudson

Toronto 2023 Awards

Winners and runners-up include American Fiction, The Holdovers, Dicks: The Musical, and Dear Jessi.

By David Hudson

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“So Much More Than Movies”

This week features interviews with Martin Scorsese and Arturo Ripstein and appreciations of Tout va bien and Boris Karloff.

By David Hudson

The Royal Hotel and Woman of the Hour

Male aggression threatens women’s lives in Kitty Green’s follow-up to The Assistant and Anna Kendrick’s debut feature.

By David Hudson

Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron

Early reviewers find that, while the master of animation’s twelfth feature may be hard to follow, it’s impossible to resist.

By David Hudson

Professors in Trouble

Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction and Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario are received in Toronto with applause, laughter, and a few reservations.

By David Hudson

2023’s Gold and Silver Lions

The jury in Venice presented its top awards to Yorgos Lanthimos, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Matteo Garrone, and Agnieszka Holland.

By David Hudson

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One Hundred Years On

We’re celebrating Ousmane Sembène’s centennial, reading interviews with Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Kasi Lemmons, and watching soundies.

By David Hudson

Out of Competition in Venice

The festival launches new films by Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Harmony Korine, and Ibrahim Nash’at.

By David Hudson