Wanda Now: Reflections on Barbara Loden’s Feminist Masterpiece
Some of our favorite writers and artists share what continues to haunt them about Barbara Loden’s long-neglected 1970 masterpiece, which returns to theaters in a new restoration this week.
Mira Nair on Her Search for a Cinema of Truth
Under the guidance of mentors D. A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock, writer-director Mira Nair discovered film as a powerful tool of political expression.
Machine Gun McCain and the Birth of the Cassavetes Clan
Before John Cassavetes and his core group of actors became famous for their unflinching melodramas, they converged in this tough and dirty Italian gangster film.
Alan Rudolph’s Top 10
Alan Rudolph is a pioneer in the American independent film movement. He has directed nineteen narrative features, including Trouble in Mind, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Afterglow, Choose Me, and his new film Ray Meets Helen.
sex, lies, and videotape: Some Kind of Skin Flick
Flesh has rarely been as alive on-screen as it is in Steven Soderbergh’s feature debut, an intimate drama that changed the face of American independent film.
No, But I Saw the Game
In this essay originally published in the New Yorker, Roger Angell hails Ron Shelton’s comic ode to baseball as one of the few movies to capture the essence of the sport.
Memories of a Martial-Arts Master
In this outtake from an interview with Shangkuan Ling-fung, the Taiwanese wuxia icon gets nostalgic about her encounters with Bruce Lee.
Getting Baseball Right: A Conversation with Roger Angell
The legendary baseball writer talks about the no-nonsense pleasures of one of the all-time great sports movies and the classic essay he wrote about it.
From melodic theme music to boundary-pushing soundscapes, the wide-ranging art of film scoring takes the spotlight in this selection of articles and videos.