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Sound of Metal: Throbbing Eternity

Darius Marder’s Oscar-nominated drama captures the isolation and despair of a man who suddenly goes deaf and struggles in vain to regain his former life.

By Roxana Hadadi

NYFF 2022’s Revivals

New restorations of work by Pedro Costa, Kira Muratova, Jean Eustache, Edward Yang, and Claire Denis are set to screen in New York.

By David Hudson

Pierre Clémenti in Vienna and New York

The Austrian Film Museum and MoMA will present new restorations, talks, and live readings.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

Comedy! Melodrama! Horror!

This week: An appreciation of Marilyn Monroe, a conversation with Karim Aïnouz, and a preview of the year’s scariest season.

By David Hudson

September Books

This month we’re reading about Jean-Luc Godard, Dirk Bogarde, Michael K. Williams, a few new novels, and just the state of things in general.

By David Hudson

The Resurgence of Serge Daney

A new collection introduces a major French critic and editor to English-speaking cinephiles.

By David Hudson

Exotica: Formula for Seduction

The Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan’s strip-club-set drama is an intricate tapestry of grief and trauma, held together by a longing for human connection.

By Jason Wood

Wrapping Toronto 2022

Let’s have a look at the award-winners and critical favorites.

By David Hudson

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra and the Birth of African Cinema

Deeply influenced by his French education but primarily interested in the representation of African realities on-screen, this long-overlooked visionary approached a variety of subjects with a style both investigative and declarative.

By Akin Adeṣọkan

Did You See This?

Cinema and Counter-cinema

It’s been a week overshadowed by loss, but here are a few of the brighter highlights.

By David Hudson

Killing Time with Fronza Woods

The trailblazing and idiosyncratic filmmaker discusses her two newly restored shorts, her childhood in Detroit, and her decision to leave the movie industry behind.

By Lydia Ogwang

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans

Spielberg finally tells the story that has shaped so many of his films, and critics are loving it.

By David Hudson

The Reinventions of Jean-Luc Godard

Always innovating, Godard was one of the most vital and influential figures in the history of cinema.

By David Hudson

Take Out: Off the Books

Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou’s portrait of an undocumented Chinese immigrant working in New York City captures a suspenseful human drama with a DIY, documentary-like approach.

By J. J. Murphy

All the Lions and the Volpi Cups

Laura Poitras, Alice Diop, Luca Guadagnino, and Martin McDonagh win top awards in Venice.

By David Hudson

Trials and Tribulations

New films by Andrew Dominik, Paul Schrader, Rebecca Zlotowski, Alice Diop, and Florian Zeller premiere in Venice.

By David Hudson

James Wong Howe’s Way with Light

Throughout his prolific career, the Oscar-winning cinematographer mixed technical ingenuity with the vulnerability and longing of an outsider.

By Walter Chaw

Poitras, Herzog, and Cousins

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is the only nonfiction film competing in Venice—and Werner Herzog and Mark Cousins remain as busy as ever.

By David Hudson

Fraught Tales of Friends and Family

The first reviews are in for new films by Martin McDonagh, Joanna Hogg, Emanuele Crialese, and Koji Fukada.

By David Hudson

Seven Up for the Golden Lion

Here’s an overview of how some of the contenders are faring with critics in Venice.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

Survivors

Spend the holiday weekend with Hugo Fregonese, Serge Daney, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Schultz, and Todd Haynes.

By David Hudson

Venice Opens with White Noise

Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel is met with a first round of qualified praise.

By David Hudson

Intimate Apparel: A Conversation with Nancy Steiner

The veteran designer talks about her wide-ranging, three-decade career, which has included collaborations with rock icons like Nirvana and filmmakers like Sofia Coppola and David Lynch.

By Hillary Weston

Faya dayi: Escape and Return

A lyrical study of a farming community in Ethiopia, Jessica Beshir’s debut feature reckons with the consequences of the region’s reliance on the cash crop khat.

By Yasmina Price