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“Nobody Knows Anything”

Did You See This?

“Nobody Knows Anything”

Critics Serge Daney and V. F. Perkins and filmmakers Dziga Vertov, William Friedkin, and Alfonso Cuarón are among the subjects of this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Wang Bing in New York

Goings On

Wang Bing in New York

Studies of China’s past and present are screening at three venues in the city.

By David Hudson

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A Touch of Paradise in Miami

Repertory Picks

A Touch of Paradise in Miami

Filled with passion and intrigue, one of the great epic romances of French cinema plays this Sunday at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

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Remembering Marvel Mastermind Stan Lee
Remembering Marvel Mastermind Stan Lee

He transformed a fledgling comic book publisher into a juggernaut brand.

By David Hudson

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November Books
November Books

The history of Hollywood is the focus of this round, but its reach also extends well beyond.

By David Hudson

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A Story from Chikamatsu: From a Distance
A Story from Chikamatsu: From a Distance

Turning to theater for inspiration, Kenji Mizoguchi transformed a popular eighteenth-century play into a spiritually charged meditation on forbidden love and societal oppression.

By Haden Guest

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This Weekend’s Awards and Nominations
This Weekend’s Awards and Nominations

Cold War leads the nominations for this year’s European Film Awards, while Ray & Liz scores in Thessaloniki.

By David Hudson

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The Touch and The Serpent’s Egg: Foreign Tongues

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

The Touch and The Serpent’s Egg: Foreign Tongues

Critically maligned upon their release, Ingmar Bergman’s only two English-language films show the master’s artistry at its most restrained and its most convoluted.

By Karan Mahajan

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Pioneers and Paradoxes

Did You See This?

Pioneers and Paradoxes

This week has seen appreciations of such disparate figures as Ida Lupino, André Bazin, and F. J. Ossang.

By David Hudson

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Extravagant Visconti at Berkeley

Repertory Picks

Extravagant Visconti at Berkeley

California’s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive celebrates one of Italian cinema’s great perfectionists with a screening of Senso.

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Aretha Franklin Documentary Amazing Grace Set to Premiere

Goings On

Aretha Franklin Documentary Amazing Grace Set to Premiere

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S., will present 300 films in eight days.

By David Hudson

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Filmmakers’ Arts

Goings On

Filmmakers’ Arts

Multimedia exhibitions of work by Andy Warhol, Chris Marker, Pedro Costa, and others are now on view around the world.

By David Hudson

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“A Mighty Cinematic Force”: Patrick Wang’s A Bread Factory
“A Mighty Cinematic Force”: Patrick Wang’s A Bread Factory

With the gradual rollout of his two-part semi-musical, Wang is seeing his strongest reviews yet.

By David Hudson

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A Second Look at Happy as Lazzaro
A Second Look at Happy as Lazzaro

Alice Rohrwacher’s third feature, currently playing in Europe, heads to home screens at the end of the month.

By David Hudson

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The Year of Bergman and Welles

Did You See This?

The Year of Bergman and Welles

The branding of Bergman, the arrival of The Other Side of the Wind, and more highlights of the week.

By David Hudson

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Fanny and Alexander: The Other Side

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Fanny and Alexander: The Other Side

This sensuous, sprawling epic, which Ingmar Bergman intended to be his swan song, offers an effortless summing up of the themes—among them family, identity, and mortality—he'd spent a career exploring.

By Molly Haskell

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Jarmusch’s Jailbirds in Seattle

Repertory Picks

Jarmusch’s Jailbirds in Seattle

Seattle’s oldest continuously running movie theater showcases the career of one of American independent cinema’s great rebels.

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Down and Dirty in Gower Gulch

Goings On

Down and Dirty in Gower Gulch

The UCLA Film & Television Archive in Los Angeles is presenting new restorations of B movies made on Poverty Row.

By David Hudson

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Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Lists of favorites from a genre on the rise.

By David Hudson

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Awards News from London and Paris
Awards News from London and Paris

The nominations for the British Independent Film Awards and the Louis Delluc Prize are out.

By David Hudson

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A Flower in the Mud: Val Lewton’s Isle of the Dead

Deep Dives

A Flower in the Mud: Val Lewton’s Isle of the Dead

A showcase for some of Boris Karloff’s most nuanced acting, this beguiling horror gem is perfect Halloween viewing.

By Dan Callahan

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The Princess Bride: Let Me Sum Up
The Princess Bride: Let Me Sum Up

Ridiculous on the outside but full of truth on the inside, Rob Reiner’s fairy-tale classic is a childhood touchstone for generations of movie lovers.

By Sloane Crosley

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A Second Look at Burning
A Second Look at Burning

With Lee Chang-dong’s latest film opening in U.S. theaters, we take a look at the second wave of critical response.

By David Hudson

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Least Wanted—Film Noir’s Character Actors: Thelma Ritter

Dark Passages

Least Wanted—Film Noir’s Character Actors: Thelma Ritter

Supporting roles bring potent flavor to classic Hollywood’s darkest genre. In the first installment of a series, Imogen Sara Smith pays tribute to the queen of character actors: Thelma Ritter.

By Imogen Sara Smith

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