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Nightmare Scenarios
Nightmare Scenarios

A good number of film publications are reminding us that this is the season for terrifying ourselves.

By David Hudson

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Movie and More New Issues
Movie and More New Issues

A handful of journals offer welcome diversion in anxious times.

By David Hudson

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Pop Histories

Did You See This?

Pop Histories

A new Senses of Cinema, free access to the NYRB archive, and the return of drive-in theaters are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Cary Grant in Books and Bristol
Cary Grant in Books and Bristol

The subject of two new biographies, the Hollywood icon is being celebrated in his hometown.

By David Hudson

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October Books
October Books

The irrepressible spirit of Pasolini wafts in and out of this month’s round.

By David Hudson

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Filmmakers’ Presences

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Filmmakers’ Presences

This week we’re reading Jacques Rancière on Pedro Costa, J. Hoberman on Pietro Marcello and Jack London, and Sasha Frere-Jones on Jóhann Jóhannsson.

By David Hudson

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“Caste Is the Bones, Race the Skin”
“Caste Is the Bones, Race the Skin”

A quick survey of projects in the works coming from Ava DuVernay, Steven Soderbergh, Park Chan-wook, Clint Eastwood, and Ridley Scott.

By David Hudson

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Pixar’s Soul Wows and Confounds
Pixar’s Soul Wows and Confounds

The first raves are in, but we’ll have to wait until Christmas Day to see it.

By David Hudson

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Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit
Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit

Some critics are amused, others aren’t, but everyone agrees that Michelle Pfeiffer is outstanding.

By David Hudson

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Does Any of This Make Sense?

Did You See This?

Does Any of This Make Sense?

This week we’re revisiting Irma Vep, more than a century of animation, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard and Michael Snow.

By David Hudson

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Garrett Bradley’s Time
Garrett Bradley’s Time

The poetic portrait of a mother struggling to reunite her family won a documentary directing award at Sundance.

By David Hudson

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Currents: Code Unknown
Currents: Code Unknown

The NYFF’s program of five short works is currently screening virtually through Saturday.

By David Hudson

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Yulene Olaizola’s Tragic Jungle
Yulene Olaizola’s Tragic Jungle

Critics split over a chase movie drenched in lush ambiance.

By David Hudson

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Steve McQueen’s Small Axe
Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

Three of the five stand-alone features in this anthology series have premiered in New York, and the reviews have been rock solid.

By David Hudson

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A Week and a ½

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A Week and a ½

This wild week we’re celebrating William Greaves, watching Denis Lavant dance, and listening to Léonce-Henry Burel’s juicy stories about Robert Bresson.

By David Hudson

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Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks
Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks

Bill Murray and Rashida Jones star in a father-daughter caper set in pre-COVID New York.

By David Hudson

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Cinema Scope and the NYFF
Cinema Scope and the NYFF

The new issue offers features on films by Gianfranco Rosi, Orson Welles, Ephraim Asili, and Nicolás Pereda.

By David Hudson

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Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall
Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall

The renowned documentarian’s new feature is essentially a four-and-a-half-hour plea for a return to competence in government.

By David Hudson

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Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning
Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning

Having just won four top awards in San Sebastián, the Georgian director’s debut feature screens next week—virtually—at the NYFF.

By David Hudson

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New Issues and Conversations

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New Issues and Conversations

This week there’s a new Film Quarterly and a new frieze and fresh conversations with Jan Oxenberg and Paul Cronin.

By David Hudson

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Production Resumes
Production Resumes

Taking all the necessary precautions, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jacques Audiard, and Paolo Sorrentino are back at work.

By David Hudson

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September Books
September Books

From Hitchcock’s orbit to The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces, here’s some of this month’s best writing on new books.

By David Hudson

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Alex Ross’s Wagnerism
Alex Ross’s Wagnerism

The New Yorker’s music critic traces the history of the composer’s impact on art, culture, and the movies.

By David Hudson

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Spike Lee and David Byrne’s American Utopia
Spike Lee and David Byrne’s American Utopia

After opening TIFF, this dynamic yet unobtrusive documentation of the hit Broadway show now heads to the NYFF.

By David Hudson

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