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The Unstoppable Varda on the Cusp of Ninety

Goings On

The Unstoppable Varda on the Cusp of Ninety

Let the celebrations begin with a series in New York, a season in London, and a new restoration.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 24, 2018
Tativille in Louisville

Repertory Picks

Tativille in Louisville

Jacques Tati’s iconic character Monsieur Hulot gets lost in an absurd modern cityscape in the elaborately choreographed PlayTime, playing this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

On Film / In Theaters
May 24, 2018
Will There Ever Be a Great Philip Roth Movie?
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.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 24, 2018
The Wide, Wide Range of Sylvia Chang

Goings On

The Wide, Wide Range of Sylvia Chang

A series in New York celebrates an illustrious, multifaceted talent.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 24, 2018
Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
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.…

By Bilge Ebiri

On Film / Essays
May 23, 2018
Dancing Chaplin

Anatomy of a Gag

Dancing Chaplin

In some of his most elaborately choreographed set pieces, the silent-comedy master confronted the chaos of the world with balletic grace and rhythmic precision.

The Universes Are Expanding
The Universes Are Expanding

Movies you may not care about are inspiring some writing you won’t want to ignore.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 22, 2018
Beyond the Hills: Offscreen Cinema
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.

By Doru Pop

On Film / Essays
May 21, 2018
Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed
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.

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Interviews
May 21, 2018
MoMA Presents Fox Rarities

Goings On

MoMA Presents Fox Rarities

New restorations of rarely seen gems from the 1920s and ’30s are screening in New York.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 21, 2018
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters Wins the Palme d’Or

Cannes 2018

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.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 20, 2018
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree

Cannes 2018

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree

Talky, dense, and long, the follow-up to the Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep is also visually splendorous.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 19, 2018
Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum

Cannes 2018

Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum

All agree that the drama set in the slums of Beirut is gripping, but is it too manipulative?

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 19, 2018
Matteo Garrone’s Dogman

Cannes 2018

Matteo Garrone’s Dogman

Critics split over this “urban western,” Garrone’s fourth film in competition.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 19, 2018
Border Wins the Un Certain Regard Prize

Cannes 2018

Border Wins the Un Certain Regard Prize

And Sergei Loznitsa wins the best director award for Donbass.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 19, 2018
Dead Man: Earth, Wind, and Fire
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.

By Ben Ratliff

On Film / Essays
May 18, 2018
Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Cannes 2018

Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

The young Chinese director transports critics to a state of “melancholic bliss.”

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 18, 2018
Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

Cannes 2018

Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

High praise for the Korean director’s first film in eight years.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 18, 2018
Directors’ Fortnight Awards: Climax and Comedy

Cannes 2018

Directors’ Fortnight Awards: Climax and Comedy

Gaspar Noé’s nightmare party movie takes the top prize.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 17, 2018
David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

Cannes 2018

David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

The Los Angeles noir starring Andrew Garfield is met with mixed reviews.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 17, 2018
Opposites Attract in Omaha

Repertory Picks

Opposites Attract in Omaha

Two legends of Italian cinema share the screen in Ettore Scola’s 1977 drama A Special Day, screening at Omaha’s Film Streams.

On Film / In Theaters
May 17, 2018
Stéphane Brizé’s At War

Cannes 2018

Stéphane Brizé’s At War

Workers and management face off in a French factory, and the reviews are so-so.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 17, 2018
Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II

Cannes 2018

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II

Critical reception is subdued compared to the raves for Happy Hour (2015).

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 16, 2018
Diamantino Tops the Critics’ Week Awards

Cannes 2018

Diamantino Tops the Critics’ Week Awards

Joachim Trier’s jury goes for a satire about a Portuguese soccer star.

By David Hudson

On Film / The Daily
May 16, 2018