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“Forgotten with a Vengeance”

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“Forgotten with a Vengeance”

Oscar-nominated songs, the unsung Marielle Heller, Lois Weber, Germans in Paris, and more feature in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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New Latin American Cinema in New York

Goings On

New Latin American Cinema in New York

The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s series Neighboring Scenes spotlights promising new talents.

By David Hudson

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Notorious Sparkles Anew at the Wexner Center

Repertory Picks

Notorious Sparkles Anew at the Wexner Center

Digital restoration artist Eric Luszcz introduces a screening of our new restoration of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most perfect thrillers.

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The Best of Berlinale 2019
The Best of Berlinale 2019

An overview of the award winners and a few critical and personal favorites.

By David Hudson

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Death in Venice: Ruinous Infatuation
Death in Venice: Ruinous Infatuation

A master at adapting literary classics for the screen, Luchino Visconti made a bold choice in emphasizing the homoerotic undertones in Thomas Mann’s novella.

By Dennis Lim

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How The Qatsi Trilogy Gave RaMell Ross a New Way of Seeing

Under the Influence

How The Qatsi Trilogy Gave RaMell Ross a New Way of Seeing

The Oscar-nominated director of Hale County This Morning, This Evening finds an expansive political vision in the mind-altering work of Godfrey Reggio.

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Bruno Ganz: “I Know Now What No Angel Knows”
Bruno Ganz: “I Know Now What No Angel Knows”

The Swiss actor will be remembered for a range of characters spanning from heaven to hell.

By David Hudson

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“The Community of Things”

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“The Community of Things”

New restorations, a new trailer, new translations, a new publication, and new perspectives on an awesome and abhorrent film.

By David Hudson

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Cinema’s Ultimate War and Peace, Sumptuously Restored
Cinema’s Ultimate War and Peace, Sumptuously Restored

The most lavish screen adaptation of War and Peace comes back to screens this week at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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A Globalized Kaurismäki in Toronto

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A Globalized Kaurismäki in Toronto

This Friday, critic Girish Shambu appears at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to introduce Aki Kaurismäki’s warmhearted fable Le Havre, the first film in his trilogy about the refugee crisis in Europe.

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Varda by Agnès
Varda by Agnès

The utterly delightful new film is the ninety-year-old artist’s guide to her films, photography, and visual art.

By David Hudson

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So Far, a Tough Year for the Berlinale
So Far, a Tough Year for the Berlinale

The competition is struggling as China yanks one film and theater owners threaten another.

By David Hudson

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La vérité: Women on Trial
La vérité: Women on Trial

Brigitte Bardot delivers her greatest performance in what would be Henri-Georges Clouzot’s final masterpiece, a stinging indictment of a justice system run by a moralistic patriarchy.

By Ginette Vincendeau

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Personal Histories
Personal Histories

Thomas Heise, Stephan Geene, and Lei Lei innovatively reconstruct stories from the not-so-distant past.

By David Hudson

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Albert Finney, the Reluctant Star
Albert Finney, the Reluctant Star

He became a star in Britain’s “angry young men” era, but some of his best work would come decades later.

By David Hudson

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Odd Couples

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Odd Couples

Norman Jewison and Ray Charles, Jules Feiffer and Alain Renais, and Jia Zhangke and Apple.

By David Hudson

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Lone Scherfig Opens Berlinale 2019
Lone Scherfig Opens Berlinale 2019

It’s an inauspicious beginning for festival director Dieter Kosslick’s farewell edition, but there’s much to look forward to.

By David Hudson

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Gothic Roeg in Cambridge

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Gothic Roeg in Cambridge

This Saturday, a double feature at the Brattle Theatre highlights the dark side of the late, great filmmaker.

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Film Comment Selects 2019

Goings On

Film Comment Selects 2019

Ten forward-looking features and a few intriguing revivals will screen from today through Sunday in New York.

By David Hudson

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Big Bad World: A Conversation with Lee Chang-dong
Big Bad World: A Conversation with Lee Chang-dong

In the wake of Burning, one of the most critically acclaimed films of last year, we caught up with the great Korean director about what keeps him going as a storyteller.

By Andrew Chan

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Rotterdam’s Eclectic Discoveries
Rotterdam’s Eclectic Discoveries

The festival focuses on promising filmmakers few of us know much about yet and neglected treasures from the archives.

By David Hudson

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Shame: Twilight of the Humans
Shame: Twilight of the Humans

In 1968, Ingmar Bergman channeled his anguish over the legacy of World War II and the escalating brutality in Vietnam into the most fiercely political film of his career.

By Michael Sragow

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A Guide to the Winners at Sundance 2019
A Guide to the Winners at Sundance 2019

All four of this year’s top prizewinners have been directed or codirected by women.

By David Hudson

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Too Close for Comfort: Theresa Russell in Bad Timing

Performances

Too Close for Comfort: Theresa Russell in Bad Timing

A true acting iconoclast, Theresa Russell unleashes a torrent of emotion in this tale of sexual obsession, her first collaboration with the director Nicolas Roeg.

By Dan Callahan

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