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Stories of Their Lives

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Stories of Their Lives

Look back with us on the winding career of Arthur Jafa, a summer spent with Tilda Swinton, and an evening with soccer “super-fan” Agnès Varda.

By David Hudson

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The Inland Sea: Invitation to the Voyage
The Inland Sea: Invitation to the Voyage

In Lucille Carra’s poetic adaptation of a classic travelogue by Donald Richie, an exploration of life in Japan’s Inland Sea becomes a path to self-discovery.

By Arturo Silva

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Checking in on Locarno
Checking in on Locarno

A week into this year’s edition, a few critical favorites are emerging from the competition.

By David Hudson

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Look Back in Rapture: Il Cinema Ritrovato
Look Back in Rapture: Il Cinema Ritrovato

Bologna’s annual celebration of classic movies is a site of endless discovery, inspiring new ways of thinking about our nostalgia for cinema’s past.

By Imogen Sara Smith

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Projections, Wavelengths, and More
Projections, Wavelengths, and More

As Toronto’s full lineup nears completion, New York looks to expand upon “our notions of what the moving image can do and be.”

By David Hudson

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August Books
August Books

This month we’re looking at titles by or about Chantal Akerman, Orson Welles, Chris Marker, Kathleen Collins, and many more filmmakers and writers.

By David Hudson

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Moods and Memes

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Moods and Memes

This week we’re revisiting the work of Ida Lupino, Nicholas Cage, Juraj Herz, Spike Jonze, and more.

By David Hudson

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NYFF Main Slate and TIFF Platform Lineup
NYFF Main Slate and TIFF Platform Lineup

The last two days have seen an avalanche of titles filling up the fall festival lineups.

By David Hudson

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D. A. Pennebaker: Observation as Action
D. A. Pennebaker: Observation as Action

The groundbreaking filmmaker had a hand in inventing—and then reinventing over and again—the modern documentary.

By David Hudson

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Werner’s World
Werner’s World

The subject of a career retrospective on the Criterion Channel, this risk-taking, death-defying visionary of the New German Cinema makes movies that are forces of nature.

By Michael Atkinson

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“Welcome to the Realm of Imperfection”
“Welcome to the Realm of Imperfection”

This year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival was haunted by the shadows of lost films, abandoned formats, and fascinating ephemera.

By ​Pamela Hutchinson

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“This Is Peachy Keen!”

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“This Is Peachy Keen!”

Extraordinarily long movies, challenging movies, and even ugly movies figure into this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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America from the Outside In
America from the Outside In

A new book and film series survey the many varied ways filmmakers from outside the country have viewed America.

By David Hudson

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A Flurry of Fall Lineup News
A Flurry of Fall Lineup News

A centerpiece for New York, Canadian films in Toronto, genre fare in Austin, and silent classics in Pordenone, Italy.

By David Hudson

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Scorsese: Opening NYFF and Preparing Killers of the Flower Moon
Scorsese: Opening NYFF and Preparing Killers of the Flower Moon

The New York Film Festival has landed the world premiere of The Irishman—and Scorsese is already at work on his next feature.

By David Hudson

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Pleasure in the Process: A Rehearsal Scene in Topsy-Turvy

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Pleasure in the Process: A Rehearsal Scene in Topsy-Turvy

The director of Midsommar finds the joy of collaboration and creation in Mike Leigh’s period epic.

By Ari Aster

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The Unnervingly Beautiful and Versatile Rutger Hauer
The Unnervingly Beautiful and Versatile Rutger Hauer

The late Dutch actor worked with directors as varied as Paul Verhoeven, Ermanno Olmi, Ridley Scott, and Nicolas Roeg.

By David Hudson

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Three Weeks of Kiarostami
Three Weeks of Kiarostami

The late Iranian master takes the spotlight in a magisterial retrospective—the most comprehensive survey of his career ever mounted—opening today at New York’s IFC Center.

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Do Look Back

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Do Look Back

This week’s round features conversations with Abbas Kiarostami, Christopher Doyle, Julia Loktev, and Barry Jenkins.

By David Hudson

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1984: Coming Soon to a Country Near You
1984: Coming Soon to a Country Near You

Brought to harrowing life in this film adaptation, George Orwell’s dystopian vision continues to ring true today. But so does his belief in the power of love and hope to overthrow the darkness.

By A. L. Kennedy

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Venice Promises Controversy
Venice Promises Controversy

The festival will premiere new work from James Gray, Haifaa al-Mansour, Roy Andersson, Ciro Guerra, Costa-Gavras, Roman Polanski, and Olivier Assayas.

By David Hudson

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Forging Female Identity
Forging Female Identity

The director of Angela and The Ballad of Jack and Rose revisits the themes of personal crisis and transformation that drive her early films, now playing on the Criterion Channel.

By Rebecca Miller

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Toronto’s Galas and Specials
Toronto’s Galas and Specials

New films by Josh and Benny Safdie, Marielle Heller, Pablo Larraín, Kasi Lemmons, Rian Johnson, Robert Eggers, Steven Soderbergh, and Lou Ye are heading to the festival.

By David Hudson

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The Latest from Venice
The Latest from Venice

The festival announces an intriguing closing night film, and the sidebar known to most as Venice Days unveils its lineup.

By David Hudson

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