In this ongoing series of videos, contemporary filmmakers talk to us about the movies that have had a lasting impact on their work.
Twisted Nostalgia: Chris Isaak in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Gifted with the looks and suavity of a young Elvis, the “Wicked Game” crooner shares with David Lynch an obsession with 1950s Americana—and a knowledge of the darkness at its heart.
The Celebration: How Long Can This Go On?
A searing melodrama that lays bare the trauma wrought by white supremacy and privilege, Thomas Vinterberg’s second feature kick-started the Dogme 95 movement.
In Case You Missed It: Our Essential Reads of 2021
As the holiday season begins to wind down, we’re proud to close out another year in our online magazine by looking back at a few of our favorite essays and interviews.
Parables of Perception: Three Films by Mani Kaul
Misunderstood by many of his contemporaries, this pioneer of Indian art cinema infused elements of traditional art forms into his own boldly experimental style.
An Evening with Faya Dayi Director Jessica Beshir
The Brooklyn-based filmmaker spoke with fellow director Yance Ford on the challenges of making her sublimely lyrical debut feature, one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year.
Kemp Powers’s Closet Picks
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of One Night in Miami . . . selects a handful of favorite films, including an animated movie that haunted his childhood and a classic courtroom drama that has influenced his approach to dialogue.
Alphabet Soup: A Conversation with Topaz Jones and rubberband.
The filmmakers behind Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma talk about finding inspiration in the Black ABCs, an 1970s educational resource that gave Black students a letter chart reflective of their experiences.