Dora Garcia and Albert Serra Win at FIDMarseille
The festival has become a fertile hunting ground for discerning programmers.
sex, lies, and videotape: Some Kind of Skin Flick
Flesh has rarely been as alive on-screen as it is in Steven Soderbergh’s feature debut, an intimate drama that changed the face of American independent film.
No, But I Saw the Game
In this essay originally published in the New Yorker, Roger Angell hails Ron Shelton’s comic ode to baseball as one of the few movies to capture the essence of the sport.
Getting Baseball Right: A Conversation with Roger Angell
The legendary baseball writer talks about the no-nonsense pleasures of one of the all-time great sports movies and the classic essay he wrote about it.
Journal Spotlights Eisenstein and Tati
NECSUS, a freely accessible, international journal of media studies, is rolling out its new issue.
Kubrick Screenplay Rediscovered
Burning Secret would have been an adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s 1913 novella.
Claire Denis’s High Life Rolls Out This Fall
The French director’s English-language debut and first science fiction film is one of the first seven films selected to compete in San Sebastián.
Karina Longworth Fact-Checks Hollywood Babylon
The popular podcast You Must Remember This takes on Kenneth Anger’s movie industry gossip.
Dragon Inn: Poised for Battle
The martial-arts film was never the same after King Hu got his hands on it, reinventing the genre with subtle editing and dazzling choreography.
Hollywood Icon Tab Hunter Dies at Eighty-Six
His days as an on-screen heartthrob peaked in the 1950s and early ’60s, but John Waters made him a star all over again.
Radu Jude Wins in Karlovy Vary
“I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” takes the top prize.
Remembering Claude Lanzmann
The writer and director lived a full and robust life both before and after his monumental Shoah.
Summer Reading II
New issues of Cinema Scope, Film Comment, and Senses of Cinema take stock of the year in cinema—so far.
Robby Müller, “Master of Light,” Dies at Seventy-Eight
Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch have always been eager to credit the Dutch cinematographer for teaching them about color and light.
Where Credit Is Due
Josef von Sternberg may have been one of cinema’s original micromanagers, but his films are testaments to longstanding collaborations with brilliant artists and technicians.