Will There Ever Be a Great Philip Roth Movie?
The late novelist’s work has proven to be an all but insurmountable challenge to screenwriters—but there’s hope.
Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
About halfway through Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation (2016), Dr. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) finds himself in a patch of woods in the middle of the night, crying. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable moment for a protagonist who is usually all business.…
The Universes Are Expanding
Movies you may not care about are inspiring some writing you won’t want to ignore.
Beyond the Hills: Offscreen Cinema
Drawing as much from the horror-movie canon as from religious iconography, Cristian Mungiu provoked the ire of the Orthodox Church with this unrelenting account of a real-life exorcism.
Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed
The veteran actor shares lessons she’s learned from working with some of the world’s greatest filmmakers.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters Wins the Palme d’Or
The full list of awards and a look back at what many consider to be the strongest edition in years.
Dead Man: Earth, Wind, and Fire
Improvising to Jim Jarmusch’s film in real time, Neil Young created a rich parallel environment that sounds like a force of nature.