The Criterion Collection
MoMA’s festival of film preservation presents Beat poets, crown jewels, a lonely Hungarian, and a Senegalese bad boy.
By David Hudson
Did You See This?
This week we’re watching and reading about Tom Noonan, Jean Vigo, Marie-Claude Treilhou, and Miklós Jancsó.
Berlin announces a “new concept” for this year’s in-person edition, Sundance adds two films, and Slamdance will launch a Channel.
Yes, he opened doors, but he also brought a singular presence to American cinema.
The writer and director was on top of the world before the going got tough.
Travel this weekend with Stanley Kubrick, David Bowie, Sarah Maldoror, Lana Wachowski, and Tsai Ming-liang.
With the Omicron wave on the verge of peaking, Sundance calls off this year’s in-person events.
A thread runs from the Truffaut season in the UK through the Rivette retrospective in Paris to the first feature directed by Juliet Berto.
Both as an art and a business, cinema faces serious challenges, but the past year offers reasons for optimism.
Claire Denis, Martin Scorsese, Park Chan-wook, Kelly Reichardt, David Cronenberg, Josephine Decker, Yorgos Lanthimos, Mia Hansen-Løve—the list goes on.
A Nicole Brenez dossier and writing on Melvin Van Peebles and Nicolas Cage are among this week’s highlights.
Whether their lists run to ten or fifty films, critics argue their cases for the films they’ve put on top.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards usher in a fresh round of contenders, while critics across the country vote for their favorites.
Twenty-five films are selected for their “enduring importance to American culture.”
Handsome volumes on Wes Anderson and David Fincher, a biography of Greta Garbo, and a memoir from Mel Brooks are among this month’s highlights.
This week sees new issues from New York, Cineaste, Film Quarterly, and the Brooklyn Rail.
Sundance and Slamdance present their lineups and the Daniels will open SXSW.
One of the liveliest and most perceptive cultural critics is gone at sixty-four.
As his latest feature arrives in the U.S., the director has already begun work on his next one.
It was a good weekend for Drive My Car, Lady Gaga, and Aleem Khan’s debut feature.
In the spotlight this week: Mario Monicelli, Michael Snow, Gordon Parks, Fronza Woods, and the Japanese New Wave.
Artforum opens the season, and we already have best-of-2021 lists from Cahiers du cinéma and Vanity Fair.
So far, most critics have been gung ho, but a few are expressing reservations.
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation wins best feature, screenplay, and breakthrough director—and scores a nod for Olivia Colman, too.
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