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Scenes from a Week in September

New issues of Film Quarterly and Animus and a conversation with Liv Ullmann and Jessica Chastain are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Trailer and Posters for Radio On (1979)

The new 4K restoration of Christopher Petit’s debut feature will screen at the New York Film Festival before opening at the Metrograph.

By David Hudson

Terence Davies and Benediction

As the Viennale prepares a retrospective, Toronto premieres what Davies calls “the best film I’ve made.”

By David Hudson

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

For some, it’s “a relentless, propulsive chase movie,” while others find this first part to be “a turgid preamble with little payoff.”

By David Hudson

Women Triumph in Venice

Audrey Diwan, Jane Campion, and Maggie Gyllenhaal take home top awards.

By David Hudson

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Endings and New Beginnings

A political thriller, a batch of musicals, conversations with Steve Buscemi, and Sarah Maldoror’s Sambizanga are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

Pablo Larraín’s Spencer

Critics find Kristen Stewart to be “both such a counterintuitive and oddly apt choice” for the role of Diana, Princess of Wales.

By David Hudson

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

One of the best-reviewed films in Venice now heads to Toronto, New York, and London.

By David Hudson

That Face! Remembering Jean-Paul Belmondo

When Breathless opened in the U.S., the New York Times announced the arrival of “a hypnotically ugly new young man by the name of Jean-Paul Belmondo.”

By David Hudson

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From Ethiopia to Taipei to Hollywood

Faya Dayi opens, Sight & Sound revives the Black Film Bulletin, and Tsai Ming-liang and Tony Leung Chiu Wai look back—and ahead.

By David Hudson

Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers

A dark chapter in Spain’s history lurks in the background of Almodóvar’s exuberant comedy.

By David Hudson

Previewing Venice 2021

New films by Pedro Almodóvar, Jane Campion, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Schrader, and Paolo Sorrentino are set to premiere in competition.

By David Hudson

Nordic Tales and Twisted Strings

Here’s the latest on projects in the works from Bille August, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Paolo Sorrentino, and Ildikó Enyedi.

By David Hudson

Refugee Drama Tops Karlovy Vary Awards

As the fifty-fifth edition wrapped over the weekend, Stefan Arsenijević’s As Far as I Can Walk took three prizes.

By David Hudson

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In the Presence of the Past

This week we’re delving into the history of Black cinema and reflecting on films from Afghanistan and Iran.

By David Hudson

Upcoming Episodes

Steven Soderbergh lines up another series and adaptations of novels by Colson Whitehead and Taffy Brodesser-Akner are in the works.

By David Hudson

NYFF 2021 Currents Lineup

Fifteen features and eight programs of short films are set for the festival’s showcase of aesthetically adventurous work.

By David Hudson

Jean-Luc Nancy, Abbas Kiarostami, and Claire Denis

Nancy wrote a book about Kiarostami and Denis drew inspiration from the late philosopher’s work.

By David Hudson

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From Caligari to Bergman

This week we’re appreciating performances from Elliott Gould and Elaine Stritch and delving into the work of Lav Diaz and Kevin Jerome Everson.

By David Hudson

Ira Deutchman and Mr. Rugoff

The producer and distributor offers a portrait of an exhibitor who helped shape the art-house moviegoing experience.

By David Hudson

August Books

This month we’re reading about Hollywood memoirs, cultural histories, and the revived debate over the screenplay for Last Year at Marienbad.

By David Hudson

Vengeance Triumphs in Locarno

Here’s what critics have been saying about the winners of the top awards.

By David Hudson

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A Noir-Tinged Week

This week we’re reading about the first and second waves of noir and taking a good look at a smartly dressed man.

By David Hudson

Eight Platform Contenders in Toronto

The competitive program will premiere new work from Laurent Cantet, Lucile Hadžihalilović, and Hany Abu-Assad.

By David Hudson