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Masculin féminin

This week we celebrate Elaine May, Ulrike Ottinger, Liza Minnelli, and Madonna while paging through the new Senses of Cinema.

By David Hudson

Melvin Van Peebles’s Bold Debut

Critics celebrate the new 4K restoration of The Story of a Three Day Pass (1968).

By David Hudson

Laughter and Tears with Olympia Dukakis

Many lucky enough to have worked with her remember the star who broke through in Moonstruck.

By David Hudson

Jonas Bak’s Wood and Water

A German mother travels to Hong Kong in search of her son—and herself—in one of the highlights of this year’s New Directors/New Films.

By David Hudson

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Singular Realities

The British New Wave, Eric Rohmer, and the late Monte Hellman figure among this week’s highlights. Also, it turns out there’s still a lot to say about Nomadland.

By David Hudson

From Rotterdam to New York

Seven features in this year’s New Directors/New Films lineup premiered in Rotterdam’s Tiger competition.

By David Hudson

Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta

A black-and-white comedy about a mother-daughter team of grifters opens New Directors/New Films.

By David Hudson

Jessica Beshir’s Faya Dayi

The winner of top awards at Visions du Réel now heads to New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, True/False, and Rotterdam.

By David Hudson

The Oscars Wrap a Long Season

Capping a months-long journey, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland wins three top awards.

By David Hudson

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Nothing Sacred

This week we’re reading A. S. Hamrah on the contenders for this year’s Oscars and Ben Hecht on the state of Hollywood in 1938.

By David Hudson

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2021, an In-Person Event

This year’s program will feature a George Stevens retrospective, a tribute to Romy Schneider, a Fritz Lang dossier, and more.

By David Hudson

Carax and Sparks Will Open Cannes 2021

Starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and featuring a soundtrack by Sparks, Annette will premiere in competition.

By David Hudson

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Better Angels

This week we’re checking in on the cinemas of Brazil and South Korea, reading about Terrence Malick, and listening in on Emma Thompson and Tony Kushner.

By David Hudson

New Projects, Fresh Updates

Catherine Breillat and Todd Field are getting back behind the camera, while Scorsese and Spielberg forge ahead with their latest projects.

By David Hudson

April Books

This month’s round spans from the earliest days of cinema, through Hollywood’s golden age and Scorsese’s Raging Bull to Sharon Stone’s memoir.

By David Hudson

BAFTAs and Guilds

Chloé Zhao widens her lead in the Oscar race.

By David Hudson

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How Stories Begin

A round on the origins of works by Isabel Sandoval, Sky Hopinka, Steve McQueen, Pasolini, and Rivette.

By David Hudson

A Fable from Lesotho

An eighty-year-old widow defies the engines of progress in Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s latest feature.

By David Hudson

Raoul Peck’s Exterminate All the Brutes

The four-part series forages for the roots of the ideology of white supremacy.

By David Hudson

Cinema Scope: Berlin and Beyond

The new issue spotlights some of the most notable films from this year’s Berlinale—and more.

By David Hudson

2021 SAG Awards

For the first time, all four individual film acting prizes have gone to people of color.

By David Hudson

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Late Spring Reading, Listening, and Viewing

This week people are writing and talking about Eric Rohmer, Michael Mann, Adam Curtis, the new Jump Cut, and the king of the “geezer teasers.”

By David Hudson

Sales and Pitches

More mysteries from Rian Johnson plus notes on forthcoming films from Steven Spielberg, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Alma Har’el, and more.

By David Hudson