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Good Old New Waves

In the spotlight this week: Mario Monicelli, Michael Snow, Gordon Parks, Fronza Woods, and the Japanese New Wave.

By David Hudson

A First Round of Top Tens

Artforum opens the season, and we already have best-of-2021 lists from Cahiers du cinéma and Vanity Fair.

By David Hudson

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza

So far, most critics have been gung ho, but a few are expressing reservations.

By David Hudson

The Lost Daughter Leads the Gothams

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation wins best feature, screenplay, and breakthrough director—and scores a nod for Olivia Colman, too.

By David Hudson

Sondheim On-Screen

The composer and lyricist who reinvented the American musical was “more of a film buff than a theater buff.”

By David Hudson

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“I Like My Films”

Mike Leigh, Hayao Miyazaki, Céline Sciamma, and Jessica Beshir discuss their work, and Farran Smith Nehme launches a newsletter.

By David Hudson

Satyajit Ray at the Academy Museum

The newly opened museum celebrates the centenary with a two-part retrospective.

By David Hudson

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Five in Theaters

Brief notes on films arriving from Mike Mills, Tatiana Huezo, Jane Campion, Robert Greene, and Radu Jude.

By David Hudson

Ryusuke Hamaguchi: “This Is How We Live Our Lives”

Having won major prizes in Berlin and Cannes, the director has been talking openly about his background, influences, and working methods.

By David Hudson

November Books

Paul Newman’s forthcoming memoir, Bill Gunn’s 1981 novel, and Melissa Anderson’s Inland Empire are among this month’s notable titles.

By David Hudson

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The Things We Remember

A new podcast delves into the life and work of Chantal Akerman, and Reverse Shot opens a new symposium.

By David Hudson

Dean Stockwell, the Comeback Kid

Over time, the former child star learned to love his work.

By David Hudson

2021 European Film Awards Nominations

Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida?, and Florian Zeller’s The Father lead with four each.

By David Hudson

James Ivory “Spills the Tea”

MoMI presents a conversation with the director about his new memoir and a screening of A Room with a View.

By David Hudson

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Going Our Way?

This week heads in all directions—noir, musicals, and the avant-garde.

By David Hudson

Belfast, Boiling Point, and the BIFAs

Kenneth Branagh and Philip Barantini lead the race for this year’s British Independent Film Awards.

By David Hudson

MoMA’s Contenders

So far, the Museum’s programmers have selected nearly twenty films that they believe “will stand the test of time.”

By David Hudson

Dune: “Beware of Heroes”

As Denis Villeneuve prepares Dune: Part Two, writers delve into the religious and political ideas that inform the new franchise.

By David Hudson

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Scary Stories

A lost Iranian melodrama returns, Reverse Shot and Caligari tell us scary stories, and Robert Mitchum is the star of Noirvember.

By David Hudson

An Autumn on the Edge

MoMA, the Cinémathèque française, Film at Lincoln Center, and Ecstatic Static present a set of adventurous programs.

By David Hudson

Three to Listen To

Two great podcasts launch new seasons, and another expands on a new book about New York movies.

By David Hudson

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

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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

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