Bringing the Grit to Philippine Cinema
For Philippine master Lino Brocka, casting a mix of nonprofessional and professional actors was key to achieving his brand of unvarnished naturalism.
Mightier Than the Sword: Shinobu Hashimoto at 100
Can screenwriters change the course of film history? The work of key Kurosawa collaborator Shinobu Hashimoto proves they can.
Ari Aster’s Top 10
The director of Hereditary writes on the filmmakers he turns to get excited about making movies.
Manila in the Claws of Light: A Proletarian Inferno
Gritty realism meets Hollywood-inspired melodrama in this portrait of urban poverty, seen through the eyes of star-crossed lovers.
A Different Kind of Logic: Rodarte on 3 Women
The designers behind the celebrated fashion brand Rodarte talk about one of Robert Altman’s strangest films.
A Weekend in Lynch Land
At a two-day festival in Brooklyn, David Lynch diehards got a chance to meditate, walk through their own Eraserhead experience, and hear from the master himself.
Marlon James Praises a Gay Cinema Classic
The Man Booker Prize–winning author explains why Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together is the “only effective depiction of a gay relationship” on-screen.
From lab fires to lost reels, bad things happen to good movies. Every restoration has a story behind it, and these are five of the best.