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Hard Realities and Welcome Distractions

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Hard Realities and Welcome Distractions

Following a briefing on the crisis, we turn to a few items that might help us take our minds off it.

By David Hudson

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Remembering Stuart Gordon
Remembering Stuart Gordon

The director of Re-Animator (1985) who founded a theater company that launched plays by David Mamet was seventy-two.

By David Hudson

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The First Virtual SXSW
The First Virtual SXSW

As the Austin festival announces its award winners, many are wondering whether the entire festival circuit will be going online.

By David Hudson

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100 Comedies and a Dash of Existential Dread
100 Comedies and a Dash of Existential Dread

Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, and Natasha Lyonne have some home viewing recommendations.

By David Hudson

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Cinema Scope and the News
Cinema Scope and the News

The new issue features interviews with Tsai Ming-liang and Heinz Emigholz; plus the latest on the crisis.

By David Hudson

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Cannes Does the Right Thing

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Cannes Does the Right Thing

Also this week: Filmmaker and filmmakers make their work freely accessible, an appreciation of Barbara Hammer, and an interview with Jonathan Rosenbaum.

By David Hudson

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Home Viewing: A Guide to the Guides
Home Viewing: A Guide to the Guides

Of the dozens and dozens of lists of streaming recommendations, here are a few that have caught our eye.

By David Hudson

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The Virus and the Movies
The Virus and the Movies

The economic impact of the coronavirus crisis is immediate and harsh, but the lessons to be learned have been there for the taking for decades.

By David Hudson

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March Books
March Books

This month we’re reading about Helen Scott, a liaison between Paris and Hollywood; Anna Karina’s novels; William Faulkner’s screenplays; and more.

By David Hudson

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Advocacy and Promise

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Advocacy and Promise

Maybe in tough times we can draw strength from our passion for great cinema.

By David Hudson

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Gone Viral
Gone Viral

Canceled festivals and closed movie theaters: The impact has been tough, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (Contagion) discusses what we should be doing next.

By David Hudson

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Ulrike Ottinger in America
Ulrike Ottinger in America

Two series, one on each coast, and an exhibition celebrate the work of the German filmmaker and photographer.

By David Hudson

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First Look 2020
First Look 2020

Over five days, visiting artists from around the world will present their formally innovative work in New York.

By David Hudson

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The Wide and Deep Range of Max von Sydow
The Wide and Deep Range of Max von Sydow

The towering Swede left indelible impressions as a medieval knight, a few tormented artists, two emigrants, and a loving father.

By David Hudson

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“The Truest Test of a Movie”

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“The Truest Test of a Movie”

This week: Kelly Reichardt chats with Bong Joon-ho and Olivier Assayas, Jia Zhangke tells the story behind his debut feature, and more.

By David Hudson

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True/False 2020
True/False 2020

One of the most vital showcases of new nonfiction work is now on through Sunday.

By David Hudson

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The Women Behind Hitchcock
The Women Behind Hitchcock

A series in New York celebrates the under-recognized work of Alma Reville and Joan Harrison.

By David Hudson

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Politics and Plaudits in Berlin
Politics and Plaudits in Berlin

Mohammad Rasoulof has won the Berlinale’s Golden Bear, and Eliza Hittman is taking home the grand jury prize.

By David Hudson

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Retrospectives, Reflections, and One Long Look Ahead

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Retrospectives, Reflections, and One Long Look Ahead

Bong Joon-ho picks twenty directors to watch. Also in the spotlight this week are Jennie Livingston, Jerome Hiler, Dušan Makavejev, and Ritwik Ghatak.

By David Hudson

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Hong and Garrel at the Berlinale
Hong and Garrel at the Berlinale

Hong Sang-soo’s The Woman Who Ran and Philippe Garrel’s The Salt of Tears premiere in the festival’s main competition.

By David Hudson

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Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog
Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog

A philosophical debate running nearly three and a half hours has opened the Berlinale’s new Encounters competition.

By David Hudson

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Christian Petzold’s Undine
Christian Petzold’s Undine

The German director reunites with Transit’s Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski for his Berlinale competition entry.

By David Hudson

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From Delight to Desolation

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From Delight to Desolation

Reflections from Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter and a report from the set of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria open this week’s wide-ranging round.

By David Hudson

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Berlinale Reading
Berlinale Reading

The Forum’s magazine and the new artistic director’s blog help make the Berlinale experience freely accessible from anywhere in the world.

By David Hudson

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