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A Global Lineup
A Global Lineup

Twenty-one festivals from around the world contribute to the eclectic lineup of the free We Are One: A Global Film Festival.

By David Hudson

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Credit Where Credit’s Due: Polly Platt
Credit Where Credit’s Due: Polly Platt

Karina Longworth’s podcast You Must Remember This returns with a season devoted to the unjustly unheralded producer, production designer, and writer.

By David Hudson

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Are the Shadows Lifting?

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Are the Shadows Lifting?

This week’s round features the story behind John Cassavetes’s debut feature and conversations with Dan Sallitt and Jonathan Rosenbaum.

By David Hudson

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Michel Piccoli’s “Sneaky Subversion”
Michel Piccoli’s “Sneaky Subversion”

The range was remarkable, but the projects Piccoli selected and the directors he chose to work with are what make his body of work essential.

By David Hudson

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Mourning Lynn Shelton
Mourning Lynn Shelton

The beloved stalwart of the Seattle filmmaking community and accomplished director of high-profile television series was only fifty-four.

By David Hudson

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Missing the Movies

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Missing the Movies

Directors, actors, and critics look back on their most memorable moments in movie theaters, and the BFI spotlights the best of Japanese cinema.

By David Hudson

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Cannes Stories
Cannes Stories

Sorely missing the festival this year, filmmakers and critics swap memories and reflections.

By David Hudson

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The Lure of the Series
The Lure of the Series

Olivier Assayas, Sofia Coppola, and Paul Verhoeven have long-form serial narratives in the works.

By David Hudson

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May Books
May Books

This week’s round comes loaded with lists: 100 novels about cinema, fifty novelizations, and dozens of Sheila O’Malley’s favorite biographies.

By David Hudson

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Film Comment in Full

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Film Comment in Full

More highlights include a dossier on Hong Sang-soo, a letter from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Barry Jenkins’s conversation with the young stars of Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

By David Hudson

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Val Kilmer Is Your Huckleberry
Val Kilmer Is Your Huckleberry

A new memoir occasions a couple of profiles in which the actor spins a few tales many of us may find challenging to deal with.

By David Hudson

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Hollywoodland
Hollywoodland

What if the Hollywood of the 1940s were less racist and homophobic than the America of the 1940s?

By David Hudson

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Blake Gopnik’s Warhol
Blake Gopnik’s Warhol

A new 976-page biography delves into the life and work of an ultimately unknowable man.

By David Hudson

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We’ll Meet Again

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We’ll Meet Again

Everyone’s eager to make, show, and watch movies in theaters again. In the meantime, here’s plenty to see, hear, and read at home.

By David Hudson

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A Virtual Season
A Virtual Season

Festivals scheduled through August are taking their editions online, while studios and theater chains face off over digital releases. Here’s the latest on the impact of the virus.

By David Hudson

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Irrfan Khan, Gone Too Soon
Irrfan Khan, Gone Too Soon

The actor best known for his work with Danny Boyle, Ang Lee, Asif Kapadia, and Ritesh Batra was only fifty-three.

By David Hudson

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Cinephilia Remains Resilient
Cinephilia Remains Resilient

Twenty of the world’s top festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Sundance, will take part in a free global event.

By David Hudson

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Escape to the Twentieth Century

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Escape to the Twentieth Century

The range this week stretches from silent Soviet classics through Hollywood’s heyday and the Czech New Wave to the revolutions of the late twentieth century.

By David Hudson

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Filmmakers Make Do
Filmmakers Make Do

Paul Schrader and Petra Costa are among the filmmakers determined to make the most of what they’ve got during lockdown.

By David Hudson

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When Might We See the Films of 2020?
When Might We See the Films of 2020?

What happens to the films slated to premiere at Cannes 2020? After all, the fall festival season is beginning to look pretty iffy, too.

By David Hudson

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April Books
April Books

This month sees new books by and about Woody Allen, Miranda July, and Michael Snow as well as fresh translations and collections of criticism.

By David Hudson

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Notes to Spite a Pandemic

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Notes to Spite a Pandemic

Tsai Ming-liang, Charlie Chaplin, Wim Wenders, and Albert Serra are just some of the names in the news this week.

By David Hudson

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Turning to Derek Jarman
Turning to Derek Jarman

Olivia Laing and Rebecca Mead find restorative consolation in the writing of the renowned filmmaker, painter, and gardener.

By David Hudson

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Updates on the Virus’s Toll
Updates on the Virus’s Toll

While three parallel programs have cancelled, Cannes still holds out hope for a 2020 edition. Here’s the latest on how the virus is affecting cinema.

By David Hudson

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