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Bertrand Bonello’s Zombi Child

Cannes 2019

Bertrand Bonello’s Zombi Child

Setting the Haiti of 1962 next to present-day Paris, Bonello weighs the impact of French colonialism.

By David Hudson

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Diao Yinan’s The Wild Goose Lake

Cannes 2019

Diao Yinan’s The Wild Goose Lake

Triple crosses follow double crosses in this slick crime thriller.

By David Hudson

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Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory

Cannes 2019

Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory

For many, the semi-autobiographical film is one of Almodóvar’s best in years.

By David Hudson

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Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You

Cannes 2019

Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You

While a few find the family drama heavy-handed, most critics are enthusiastically cheering on Loach’s latest competition entry.

By David Hudson

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Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe

Cannes 2019

Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe

The Austrian director, a Cannes regular, is in competition for the first time with a chilly tale of a happiness-inducing flower.

By David Hudson

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Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole

Cannes 2019

Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole

Critics are finding the young Russian director’s second feature to be bleak yet irresistibly masterful.

By David Hudson

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Mati Diop’s Atlantics

Cannes 2019

Mati Diop’s Atlantics

Diop’s debut fiction feature is a love story, a detective story, and a ghost story.

By David Hudson

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Ladj Ly’s Les misérables

Cannes 2019

Ladj Ly’s Les misérables

Ly’s fiery fiction feature debut alludes not only to Hugo but also to Fuqua, Kassovitz, and Spike Lee.

By David Hudson

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“The Only Sane Person on Rumble Fish”

Did You See This?

“The Only Sane Person on Rumble Fish

In the news this week: Francis Ford Coppola, Raúl Ruiz, Joanna Hogg, and Lou Ye.

By David Hudson

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Mendonça and Dornelles’s Bacurau

Cannes 2019

Mendonça and Dornelles’s Bacurau

Moving from the merely unsettling to the outright bloody, the Brazilian directors come down hard on their new government.

By David Hudson

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Annie Silverstein’s Bull

Cannes 2019

Annie Silverstein’s Bull

Initial response to Silverstein’s first fiction feature is ranging from warm to very warm indeed.

By David Hudson

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Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin

Cannes 2019

Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin

Within a brisk seventy-seven minutes, Dupieux and Jean Dujardin escort us into the mind of a potential psychopath.

By David Hudson

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Doris Day: Iconic, Irrepressible, Misunderstood
Doris Day: Iconic, Irrepressible, Misunderstood

All week long, writers have been reminding us that there was more to Doris Day than sweet sunshine.

By David Hudson

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Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die

Cannes 2019

Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die

The star-studded zom-com has been met with a first round of mildly appreciative reviews.

By David Hudson

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Previewing Cannes 2019

Cannes 2019

Previewing Cannes 2019

The seventy-second edition will present new work by some of the world’s most renowned filmmakers.

By David Hudson

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Screenwriters Remember Alvin Sargent
Screenwriters Remember Alvin Sargent

Whether he was adapting Lillian Hellman or Stan Lee, Sargent excelled at locating the human heart beating at the center of the story.

By David Hudson

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Surveys and Milestones

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Surveys and Milestones

This week has seen surveys of the careers of Abbas Kiarostami and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and deep dives into milestone works by George Cukor and Andrei Tarkovsky.

By David Hudson

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New Restorations and Premieres
New Restorations and Premieres

The latest updates from Cannes, the Berlinale, Il Cinema Ritrovato, and beyond.

By David Hudson

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The Czechoslovak New Wave Rolls On

Goings On

The Czechoslovak New Wave Rolls On

New restorations premiering in Cannes and Karlovy Vary and series in New York and London testify to our ongoing fascination.

By David Hudson

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Richard Linklater’s 1980s

Goings On

Richard Linklater’s 1980s

Humming light sabers weren’t the only thing going on during the maligned decade.

By David Hudson

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May Books
May Books

Greta Garbo, Anita Loos, Ernst Lubitsch, Ben Hecht, and Salka Viertel cross paths in this month’s round.

By David Hudson

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What Actually Goes On in the Movies

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What Actually Goes On in the Movies

BAM’s Black 90s series, Nina Menkes, a poet, Avengers, and a list of the top films of the 2010s are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Film Comment and Film at Lincoln Center
Film Comment and Film at Lincoln Center

The new issue features essays on work by Joanna Hogg and Olivier Assayas and a celebration of its publisher’s fiftieth anniversary.

By David Hudson

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Abel Ferrara’s Very Big Year
Abel Ferrara’s Very Big Year

With three, possibly four new films opening this year, Ferrara returns to New York to attend MoMA’s retrospective.

By David Hudson

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