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Revolution and Reform

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Revolution and Reform

This week offers a new magazine, conversations with Guy Maddin and the great women filmmakers of the 1970s, and a new restoration of a Hong Kong classic.

By David Hudson

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Radu Jude Wins the Golden Bear
Radu Jude Wins the Golden Bear

Here’s an overview of what critics have been saying about this year’s winners of the Berlinale’s top awards.

By David Hudson

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Encounters with Fontana and the Zürchers
Encounters with Fontana and the Zürchers

Andreas Fontana’s Azor and Ramon and Silvan Zürcher’s The Girl and the Spider are competing in the Encounters program at the Berlinale.

By David Hudson

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East of Berlin
East of Berlin

Alexandre Koberidze’s What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? and Dénes Nagy’s Natural Light compete at the Berlinale.

By David Hudson

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Hong and Graf at the Berlinale
Hong and Graf at the Berlinale

Anyone looking to demonstrate the range of this year’s competition might set Hong Sangsoo’s Introduction next to Dominik Graf’s Fabian: Going to the Dogs.

By David Hudson

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And Life Goes On

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And Life Goes On

Besides Abbas Kiarostami, Rebecca Hall, and Djibril Diop Mambéty, we’re also reading about TikTok and the greatest movie endings ever.

By David Hudson

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Publishing in a Pandemic
Publishing in a Pandemic

We’re losing Cinefex but gaining a newly robust Screen Slate. And the new Cineaste is out, along with this year’s Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.

By David Hudson

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In the Works
In the Works

Here’s the latest on projects coming from Todd Haynes, Chloé Zhao, David Cronenberg, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Claire Denis.

By David Hudson

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Shifts and Ricochets

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Shifts and Ricochets

This week’s round takes us from Italy in the 1950s and ’60s to America in the ’70s and Hong Kong in the ’90s.

By David Hudson

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February Books
February Books

We’re reading about Visconti, Fellini, Tom Stoppard, Eartha Kitt, and Anton Walbrook.

By David Hudson

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Mark Harris’s Mike Nichols: A Life
Mark Harris’s Mike Nichols: A Life

Reviews are strong for the biography of the unique theater and film director, comedian and actor.

By David Hudson

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Masters in Pieces

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Masters in Pieces

This week we’re revisiting Tarkovsky, catching up with Shelley Duvall, and listening to Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino talk movies.

By David Hudson

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Berlinale 2021 Lineup
Berlinale 2021 Lineup

The virtual first half of this year’s festival will premiere new work from Céline Sciamma, Hong Sangsoo, Dominik Graf, and Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

By David Hudson

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The Dauntingly Inventive Jean-Claude Carrière
The Dauntingly Inventive Jean-Claude Carrière

Carrière was a humble and eager collaborator, working with Buñuel, Forman, Malle, Oshima, Schlöndorff, Wajda, and Godard.

By David Hudson

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Giuseppe Rotunno: “It’s Like Being a Painter”
Giuseppe Rotunno: “It’s Like Being a Painter”

Renowned for his work with Fellini, Visconti, and Bob Fosse, Rotunno was the first non-American to join the American Society of Cinematographers.

By David Hudson

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Pebbles Tops the Rotterdam 2021 Awards
Pebbles Tops the Rotterdam 2021 Awards

This year’s winners come from India, Corsica, Kosovo, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Thailand.

By David Hudson

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Daring Pursuits

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Daring Pursuits

This week we’re reading Nick Pinkerton on Fassbinder’s problems with Chabrol and revisiting films by Marguerite Duras, Lizzie Borden, and Béla Tarr.

By David Hudson

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Sundance 2021 Awards
Sundance 2021 Awards

Here’s an overview of what critics have been saying about this year’s winners.

By David Hudson

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Cicely Tyson: “I Stayed on the Right Track”
Cicely Tyson: “I Stayed on the Right Track”

The lauded star of film, television, and theater was “determined to do all I could to alter the narrative about Black people.”

By David Hudson

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Rotterdam 2021, Phase One
Rotterdam 2021, Phase One

Critics and programmers introduce the thirty titles lined up for the Tiger and Big Screen competitions.

By David Hudson

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Remembrances, Issues, and Conversations

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Remembrances, Issues, and Conversations

This week sees a new publication, a revived column, and countless hours of conversations about movies.

By David Hudson

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Sundance, Reinvented
Sundance, Reinvented

The 2021 edition is a nationwide celebration of fresh talent.

By David Hudson

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Alberto Lattuada in Locarno
Alberto Lattuada in Locarno

Locarno dedicates its retrospective to the filmmaker Andrew Sarris once called a “grossly unappreciated directorial talent.”

By David Hudson

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always Leads the Spirit Nominations
Never Rarely Sometimes Always Leads the Spirit Nominations

As awards season picks up its pace, we have news, too, from France and New York.

By David Hudson

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