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June Books

We’re diving deeper this month into a new Elaine May biography and memoirs from Susan Seidelman and Griffin Dunne.

By David Hudson

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Defining Communities

Featured this week are a breakthrough lesbian comedy, a Native American road movie, and a portrait of a Palestinian family.

By David Hudson

Annie Baker: Playwright, Director, Curator

Baker has selected seventeen films to screen in New York before her first feature opens next week.

By David Hudson

Cinéma Laika and the Kaurismäki Effect

Veljko Vidak’s documentary on the construction of a movie theater in a Finnish town screens with five films by Aki Kaurismäki.

By David Hudson

AFI Silver’s Pre-Code Weekend

Every screening in this sin-ridden program will be introduced by an esteemed film historian.

By David Hudson

Clip: Richard Linklater on Talk Easy

Sam Fragoso gets Linklater talking about the evolution of his approach to making films from Slacker through Hit Man.

By David Hudson

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Look at the Truth

Standouts this week include conversations with Bridgett M. Davis and Nan Goldin and essays on Nobuhiko Obayashi and Paul Schrader.

By David Hudson

Agnieszka Holland at MoMI

In the run-up to the release of Green Border, the Museum of the Moving Image will present a two-week, ten-film survey of her work.

By David Hudson

Sophia Loren: La signora di Napoli

Film at Lincoln Center presents the first-ever New York retrospective dedicated to one of cinema’s most beguiling stars.

By David Hudson

Tribeca 2024

A doc on the Brat Pack, a new feature from Joel Potrykus, and an animated trip to Mars are among this year’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Bleak Weeks in LA and NYC

The popular American Cinematheque series expands in Los Angeles, and then, for the first time, heads to New York.

By David Hudson

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The Endless Cycle

This week revives the ghost of Fellini and overflows with conversations about movies, movies, and more movies.

By David Hudson

Remembering Thomas Heise

Personal and political histories are inextricable in the late filmmaker’s documentaries.

By David Hudson

May Books

The season brings new biographies of Ingmar Bergman and Elaine May, a novel by Miranda July, plus interviews, excerpts, and podcasts

By David Hudson

Animal, Mineral, Vegetable

Berlin’s Kino Arsenal presents a series focusing on nature and the nonhuman in cinema.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2024 Jury “Led With Our Hearts”

With just a few exceptions, critics are generally pleased with this year’s awards.

By David Hudson

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Senses and Dialogues

The week wraps with a new Senses of Cinema, conversations with Ken and Azazel Jacobs and Jamie Nares, and essays on Peter Whitehead and Gillian Armstrong.

By David Hudson

2024 Critics’ Week Awards

At a time of crisis for Argentinian cinema, an Argentinian director has won the top prize.

By David Hudson

Trailer Premiere: Lynne Sachs: From the Outside In

Celebrating a forty-year career, DCTV presents a twenty-four-film retrospective.

By David Hudson

Ensembles Assemble!

Critics in Cannes warmly welcome Rumours, Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point, and Eephus.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2024: Jia, Audiard, Fargeat

The reviews are in for Caught by the Tides, Emilia Pérez, and The Substance.

By David Hudson

Robbie Ryan Shoots Two Contenders

The cinematographer has reunited with Andrea Arnold for Bird and with Yorgos Lanthimos on Kinds of Kindness.

By David Hudson

Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis

Every rave and every pan salutes Coppola’s determination to realize his grandest vision.

By David Hudson

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Light in Stereo

We’re reading about Chris Marker and Hiroshi Shimizu and listening to conversations from Cannes.

By David Hudson