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A Moment When I Forgot My Home: A Conversation with Miko Revereza

With two short films and his acclaimed debut feature, No Data Plan, now playing on the Criterion Channel, the Filipino American filmmaker discusses his vision of the immigrant experience.

By Aaron E. Hunt

Projects and Updates

Here’s what’s next for Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, and Dominga Sotomayor, plus updates on forthcoming films from Jean-Luc Godard and Claire Denis.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

“Collectivity, Joy, Defiance”

First: conscious neglect and budget cuts are threatening cinema’s legacy. Then: this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Chris Marker at 100

As André Bazin put it, Marker created “a new and modern reality based as much on language and words as on the power of the image.”

By David Hudson

A Second Round for the Toronto 2021 Lineup

The Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery programs are set, and the festival has added new gala and special presentations.

By David Hudson

Bravo, Bradley, and Butler

The directors of Zola and Time will direct adaptations of novels by the acclaimed science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler.

By David Hudson

A Starry Venice 2021 Lineup

The main competition boasts new work from Jane Campion, Pedro Almodóvar, Ana Lily Amirpour, and Pablo Larraín.

By David Hudson

Deep Dives

Keaton at the Crossroads: Buster’s Last Silent Comedy, Spite Marriage

Despite the studio system’s stifling conditions, Buster Keaton’s follow-up to The Cameraman remains a testament to the funnyman’s singular style.

By Stephen Winer

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“Alive to the Senses”

This week’s highlights take us to Nigeria, Egypt, Sardinia, and Japan.

By David Hudson

July Books

Quentin Tarantino’s first novel and studies of Ophuls and Melville are among this month’s new and noteworthy titles.

By David Hudson

La piscine: Savage Water

Dismissed as gossip-column fodder in its time, Jacques Deray’s cooly enigmatic villa thriller is an exploration of masculine vanity and feminine disillusion.

By Jessica Kiang

News from Venice, Toronto, and San Sebastián

Pedro Almodóvar will open Venice, and Toronto will bring several Cannes favorites to North America.

By David Hudson

Women Win Top Awards in Cannes

The Palme d’Or, Caméra d'Or, Un Certain Regard Prize, and Palme d’Or for best short film have all gone to women directors.

By David Hudson

The Same Old Song: A Guide to Neonoir

Since its classic-Hollywood heyday, noir has remained a vibrant mode in both studio and independent filmmaking, taking on nostalgic resonances in the highly referential work of Robert Altman, Arthur Penn, Brian De Palma, and the Coen brothers.

By Adam Nayman

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Harmony and Horror

The spotlight this week is on Sara Driver, Jacques Tati, Bill Duke, Lizzie Borden, and Nobuhiko Obayashi.

By David Hudson

Feathers Tops Critics’ Week

The annual showcase of emerging talent wraps its sixtieth edition with the presentation of six awards.

By David Hudson

From Fårö to Yekaterinburg

Cannes premieres new work from Mia Hansen-Løve, Wes Anderson, Nanni Moretti, Asghar Farhadi, and Kirill Serebrennikov.

By David Hudson

Eight Contenders in Cannes

Critics assess new work from Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Paul Verhoeven, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, François Ozon, Joachim Trier, and more.

By David Hudson

Deep Cover: Who’ll Pay Reparations on My Soul?

Set against the backdrop of the war on drugs, Bill Duke’s boldly stylized thriller stages a meeting between the idea of noir and the idea of Black film.

By Michael B. Gillespie

Working Girls: Have You Ever Heard of Surplus Value?

Lizzie Borden’s groundbreaking drama scrutinizes the gender and labor relations that structure brothel-based sex work.

By So Mayer

Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground

Far more than a behind-the-music tribute, Haynes’s first documentary reanimates American culture in the mid-1960s.

By David Hudson

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II

The British director’s autobiographical sequel is one of the most enthusiastically reviewed films at Cannes so far.

By David Hudson

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Back to the Movies?

This week: Bresson’s rhythms, Hawks’s bravura, Márta Mészáros’s choreography, and the everlasting No Wave of Beth B.

By David Hudson

Carole Lombard’s Divine Lunacy

A raucous, fast-talking diva, the actor had a remarkable ability to convey both glamour and silliness, a gift that made her the queen of screwball comedy before her untimely death in 1942.

By Molly Haskell