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For the Love of Black Queer Cinema: A Conversation with Stephen Winter

With his two features now playing on the Criterion Channel, the audacious and fiercely independent director shares memories of the nineties LGBTQ film scene and his ideas about sensuality on-screen.

By Conor Williams

Devi: Seeing and Believing

Considered his first directly political film, Satyajit Ray’s 1960 masterpiece explores how the denial of self-knowledge, a void neither religion nor Western rationalism can fill, takes a toll on women in Indian society.

By Devika Girish

Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho

In the run-up to Friday’s opening, Wright has put together a delectable issue of the Observer New Review.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

Twists of Fate

An outstanding course on Kieślowski, the revival of a Sundance award-winner, and a couple of ranked lists are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Across the Lines: Ira Sachs’s Class-Conscious Debut

In the landscape of gay-themed cinema, which often focuses on positivity and pride, The Delta stands out for asking unsettling questions about the limits of queer connection across socioeconomic and racial divides.

By Michael Koresky

Deep Dives

Two Fly-on-the-Wall Documentaries Chronicle Trans Life in the Shadows

Made in the 1990s, The Salt Mines and The Transformation take an unflinching look at the bigotry and economic hardships faced by a community of trans sex workers of color.

By Caden Mark Gardner

Gyllenhaal and Hall Lead the Gotham Nominations

This year’s round sees a category shake-up and two female writer-directors out front.

By David Hudson


Who’s That Woman?: Mickey Sumner in Frances Ha

Both the foil and the mirror to Greta Gerwig’s beloved heroine, the role of Sophie comes alive in a performance imbued with emotional candor and prickly autonomy.

By Kyle Turner

October Books

The range this month stretches from the silent era to this weekend’s launch of The Liberated Film Club.

By David Hudson

Felipe Cazals and the Radical Truth

The late director of Canoa: A Shameful Memory aimed “to show people the real Mexico.”

By David Hudson

The Incredible Shrinking Man: Other Dimensions

This uncanny tale of existential anxiety stands out as the most rigorously pared-down American science-fiction film of the 1950s.

By Geoffrey O’Brien

Ratcatcher: A Flashlight Cinema

In her astonishing debut feature, Lynne Ramsay synthesizes narrative drama and poetic exploration, the social and the surreal.

By Girish Shambu

Ratcatcher: Spine Number 162

The Academy Award–winning director remembers a formative and eye-opening encounter with Lynne Ramsay’s feature debut.

By Barry Jenkins

Hit the Road Tops London’s Awards

Panah Panahi’s debut feature expertly balances “knockabout humor and slowly tightening tension.”

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

The Mighty and the Fallen

This week: Visconti, Bertolucci, Sumiko Haneda, Lynne Sachs, and designer Barbara Baranowska.

By David Hudson

Beyond Visible: Gina Prince-Bythewood on the Necessity of Black Women’s Cinema

The director of Love & Basketball reflects on more than twenty years of bringing the underrepresented stories of her community to the big and small screen.

By Rebecca Carroll

Fincher Brings Video Essays to Netflix

Voir is “a new documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema.”

By David Hudson

Fall Favorites in Chicago

Several of the season’s best-reviewed films arrive in the Windy City.

By David Hudson

High Sierra: Crashing Out

In Raoul Walsh’s elegy for the Depression-era archetype of the noble outlaw, Humphrey Bogart plays an old-fashioned desperado who has outlived his time.

By Imogen Sara Smith

Vienna and New York Celebrate Amos Vogel

One of cinema’s most eclectic and impactful curators is fêted in the cities were he lived and worked.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

“Art Is Not the Place for Moralizing”

In the news this week: Isabelle Huppert, David Cronenberg, Peggy Ahwesh, Doris Wishman, Tacita Dean, and Orson Welles.

By David Hudson

A Screen of One’s Own: Celebrating Artist-Run Cinemas Around the World

From Richard Linklater to Isabelle Huppert to Tsai Ming-liang, some of cinema’s most revered artists have shown their commitment to the art form by running art-house theaters with stellar repertory programs.

By Nicolas Rapold

Memoria Goes on Tour

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film will eventually make it to your local theater, and critics say it’s worth the wait.

By David Hudson

London’s Treasures

A rediscovered anti-fascist short is among the highlights of this year’s program of restorations and revivals.

By David Hudson