El Sur: A Complete Incomplete Film
At a time when Spain was trying to leave its past behind, master filmmaker Víctor Erice transported viewers back to the post–Civil War era, examining its traumas through the eyes of a child.
A Born Editor: Remembering Françoise Bonnot (1939–2018)
The great French editor talks about growing up in the cutting room and how she became one of Costa-Gavras’s most trusted collaborators.
Bowling for Columbine: By Any Means Necessary
A galvanizing mix of polemic and entertainment, Michael Moore’s look at the American gun obsession is as chillingly relevant today as when it was released.
Mistress of Ceremonies
Marlene Dietrich’s sexually authoritative, coolly insolent persona was the product of meticulous screen craft.
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence
With just piano and guitar, longtime Cassavetes collaborator Bo Harwood created a score that highlights the melancholy in the director’s acclaimed domestic drama.
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.
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.