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Over Time

This week sees new issues of film and literary journals as well as great writing on Stanley Kwan, Hong Sangsoo, and Claire Denis.

By David Hudson

New York’s Scary Summer

Along with celebrations of Dario Argento and George A. Romero, the season brings a series of more than a hundred nightmares.

By David Hudson

Trailer Premiere: A Woman Escapes

An intriguing collaboration between Sofia Bohdanowicz, Burak Çevik, and Blake Williams will premiere next month at FIDMarseille.

By David Hudson

BAMcinemaFest 2022

The showcase of independent films from around the world returns as an in-person event for the first time since 2019.

By David Hudson

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Unshowy and Unforgettable

“The best actors in the world,” he once said, “are those who feel the most and show the least.”

By David Hudson

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From the Surreal to the Too Real

This week: Surrealism and cinema, a Cold War “travesty,” talking about Bruno, and walking in Hong Kong.

By David Hudson

Beware of Dario Argento

The Film at Lincoln Center retrospective features seventeen new restorations overseen by the director himself.

By David Hudson

The Raspy Gravitas of Philip Baker Hall

The late actor will be remembered for his work with Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson—and Jerry Seinfeld.

By David Hudson

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“Let’s Be Scared All the Time”

This week: Sarah Maldoror and Wayne Wang, plus new issues and features and the return of Film Studies for Free.

By David Hudson

Tribeca 2022

Tough choices will face attendees from today through June 18.

By David Hudson

Irma Vep Revamp

Olivier Assayas has his reasons for retelling the story of a remake.

By David Hudson

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Early Summer Reading

Along with a fresh round of new issues from film journals, we’re reading about Mike Leigh, Juliet Berto, Julie Dash, and Clint Eastwood.

By David Hudson

American Neorealism Now

UCLA spotlights a diverse array of American lives depicted in films made between 1984 and 2020.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Boos and Cheers at Cannes 2022

The jury gave awards to nearly half the competition, but some critical favorites missed out.

By David Hudson

Remembering Ray Liotta

After firing up the screen in Something Wild, Liotta secured immortality as a wiseguy in Goodfellas.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Promising Young Winners

The top awards at this year’s Critics’ Week go to stories of young people with uncertain futures.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave

Park returns to the competition in Cannes with a Hitchcockian murder mystery.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future

While some critics expected more gore, others see a wryly wise reflection on our biological future.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Cristian Mungiu’s R.M.N.

The Romanian director maps varied strains of racism coursing through a tiny Transylvanian town.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Jerzy Skolimowski’s Eo

A contemporary reimagining of Au hasard Balthazar becomes an unlikely contender for the Palme d’Or.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Five Cannes Standouts

Critics take a first look at new films from James Gray, Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, Mia Hansen-Løve, Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, and Pietro Marcello.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Kirill Serebrennikov Returns to Cannes

As Tchaikovsky’s Wife premieres in competition, the Russian director fields questions about cultural boycotts.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2022

Cannes Opens with Eustache, Zombies, and Cruise

A new restoration of The Mother and the Whore launches Cannes Classics before Final Cut officially raises the curtain.

By David Hudson

May Books

This month we’re reading about David Fincher, Sofia Coppola, Hong Sangsoo, and Werner Herzog.

By David Hudson