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“A United Platform”
“A United Platform”

As festivals around the world carry on revising their plans, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York band together.

By David Hudson

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Ennio Morricone’s Radical Romanticism
Ennio Morricone’s Radical Romanticism

The renowned composer of well over four hundred film scores was equally at home in avant experimentation and tear-jerking sentimentality.

By David Hudson

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth

Kore-eda’s first feature shot outside of Japan also gives us the first pairing of Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.

By David Hudson

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Midsummer Thrills and Spills

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Midsummer Thrills and Spills

A new issue of Cinema Scope, a State of Cinema address from Olivier Assayas, and the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Sounding All the Alarms
Sounding All the Alarms

New issues of photogénie, Comparative Cinema, and SCMS+ take on an array of raging crises.

By David Hudson

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Carl Reiner’s Best Life Possible
Carl Reiner’s Best Life Possible

The actor, writer, and director was one of the most beloved comedians of his generation.

By David Hudson

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Summer Sparks in Film Quarterly
Summer Sparks in Film Quarterly

The new issue ranges from experimental nonfiction to a Pixar feature, from a ten-screen installation to Watchmen.

By David Hudson

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Five Paths to This Moment

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Five Paths to This Moment

This week’s history-seeped highlights explore queer cinema legacies, black stories on screen, and marketing movies while a pandemic rages.

By David Hudson

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Joel Schumacher: “There’s Nothing I Would Have Rather Done”
Joel Schumacher: “There’s Nothing I Would Have Rather Done”

It was audiences, not critics, that made hits out of such movies as St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Batman Forever (1995), and Phone Booth (2002).

By David Hudson

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From the French
From the French

Recent translations include intimate remembrances of Chris Marker and Maurice Pialat.

By David Hudson

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Ian Holm: “He Seemed to Tower Under You”
Ian Holm: “He Seemed to Tower Under You”

Heartfelt tributes to the great British actor have been appearing since he passed away on Friday.

By David Hudson

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“Freedom—and Unfreedom”

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“Freedom—and Unfreedom”

Along with Juneteenth and Pride Month viewing suggestions, we’re spotlighting interviews with Euzhan Palcy, Bill Forsyth, the Ross brothers, and more.

By David Hudson

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Coming . . . Eventually
Coming . . . Eventually

James Gray is switching gears, Pablo Larraín is teaming up with Kristen Stewart, and Kirill Serebrennikov is set to take on the life of Andrei Tarkovsky.

By David Hudson

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The Material Worlds of Luther Price
The Material Worlds of Luther Price

At a 2012 screening of work by the late artist and filmmaker, programmer Ed Halter declared: “Luther Price is Brakhage after Punk.”

By David Hudson

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Reshuffling the Calendar
Reshuffling the Calendar

As studios delay the releases of their big summer movies, critics come down hard on the Academy for postponing the Oscars.

By David Hudson

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June Books
June Books

This month we’re looking at books on topics ranging from Japanese animation to Hollywood movie stars to jazz on the big screen.

By David Hudson

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Right Things

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Right Things

We’ve got a disparate set of highlights this week: Arthur Jafa, Josephine Decker, Bill Duke, Tsai Ming-liang, and the late Lynn Shelton.

By David Hudson

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Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

Early reviews suggest that this may be one of Lee’s most vital and immediately relevant features yet.

By David Hudson

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Hattie McDaniel and Gone with the Wind
Hattie McDaniel and Gone with the Wind

As we remember the first African American to win an Oscar on her 125th birthday, HBO Max temporarily removes the movie she won it for.

By David Hudson

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Tentative Plans for the Fall
Tentative Plans for the Fall

While AFI Docs and the Sheffield Doc/Fest go virtual, Il Cinema Ritrovato intends to screen new restorations and discoveries in Bologna in August.

By David Hudson

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Reading James Harvey
Reading James Harvey

A patient and observant analyst of films and their stars, the playwright and critic has passed away. He was ninety.

By David Hudson

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Big Tree, Small Axe

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Big Tree, Small Axe

A sampling of what’s been on our minds during this tumultuous and emotionally wrenching week.

By David Hudson

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“The Response Was Positive”

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“The Response Was Positive”

This week we’re learning about one of the world’s first tracking shots and catching up with Guy Maddin, Lewis Klahr, Sarah Cooper, and Steve Buscemi.

By David Hudson

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Irm Hermann, from Torture to Triumph
Irm Hermann, from Torture to Triumph

One of Fassbinder’s most beloved and abused performers, Hermann broke away and relaunched a lauded career.

By David Hudson

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