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Cinema’s Ultimate War and Peace, Sumptuously Restored
Cinema’s Ultimate War and Peace, Sumptuously Restored

The most lavish screen adaptation of War and Peace comes back to screens this week at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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A Globalized Kaurismäki in Toronto

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A Globalized Kaurismäki in Toronto

This Friday, critic Girish Shambu appears at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to introduce Aki Kaurismäki’s warmhearted fable Le Havre, the first film in his trilogy about the refugee crisis in Europe.

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That One Time Five Comics Raided Our Closet
That One Time Five Comics Raided Our Closet

Things got a little hectic (and hilarious) when New York comedians Jaboukie Young-White, Lorelei Ramirez, Fumi Abe, Nore Davis, and Tomas Delgado visited the Criterion offices.

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La vérité: Women on Trial
La vérité: Women on Trial

Brigitte Bardot delivers her greatest performance in what would be Henri-Georges Clouzot’s final masterpiece, a stinging indictment of a justice system run by a moralistic patriarchy.

By Ginette Vincendeau

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Liv Ullmann Recalls “Shattering” Moments on the Set of Shame
Liv Ullmann Recalls “Shattering” Moments on the Set of Shame

While working on Ingmar Bergman’s devastating antiwar film, the actress developed an emotionally intense chemistry with her costar Max von Sydow.

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Raúl Castillo’s Top 10
Raúl Castillo’s Top 10

The star of We the Animals and Looking looks back on the movies that expanded his idea of what cinema could be and made him want to be an actor.


Gothic Roeg in Cambridge

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Gothic Roeg in Cambridge

This Saturday, a double feature at the Brattle Theatre highlights the dark side of the late, great filmmaker.

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Big Bad World: A Conversation with Lee Chang-dong
Big Bad World: A Conversation with Lee Chang-dong

In the wake of Burning, one of the most critically acclaimed films of last year, we caught up with the great Korean director about what keeps him going as a storyteller.

By Andrew Chan

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Shame: Twilight of the Humans
Shame: Twilight of the Humans

In 1968, Ingmar Bergman channeled his anguish over the legacy of World War II and the escalating brutality in Vietnam into the most fiercely political film of his career.

By Michael Sragow

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Too Close for Comfort: Theresa Russell in Bad Timing

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Too Close for Comfort: Theresa Russell in Bad Timing

A true acting iconoclast, Theresa Russell unleashes a torrent of emotion in this tale of sexual obsession, her first collaboration with the director Nicolas Roeg.

By Dan Callahan

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The Real-Life Rage That Fueled Lee Grant in In the Heat of the Night
The Real-Life Rage That Fueled Lee Grant in In the Heat of the Night

In this excerpt from a new interview, the actor talks about how she channeled her political anger in the role of a distraught widow in Norman Jewison’s Oscar-winning crime drama.

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Jackie Chan Rumbles in Brooklyn

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Jackie Chan Rumbles in Brooklyn

Two action classics that made Jackie Chan one of the biggest stars in the world are coming back to theaters this week in new restorations.

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Dark Passages

Critic Imogen Sara Smith delves into the shadows of film noir in this ongoing series of articles about the genre’s most fascinating figures and abiding themes.