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The Joy and Pain of One Good Meal in Bicycle Thieves

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The Joy and Pain of One Good Meal in Bicycle Thieves

The great Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke recalls what his first encounters with Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece taught him about the possibilities of cinematic realism.

By Jia Zhangke

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An Unseen Side of Orson
An Unseen Side of Orson

Mark Cousins’s illuminating new documentary about Welles’s work as a graphic artist premieres theatrically in New York this weekend.

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Richard E. Grant’s Closet Picks
Richard E. Grant’s Closet Picks

The Oscar-nominated veteran bags a few favorite movies—and delivers some spot-on impressions of Jeanne Moreau and Dustin Hoffman while he’s at it.

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Renoir’s Roundelay in Massachusetts

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Renoir’s Roundelay in Massachusetts

A shining model of humanism in cinema, The Rules of the Game screens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, accompanied by a talk with a noted scholar.

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An Opera for Everyone
An Opera for Everyone

Ingmar Bergman expert Peter Cowie discusses the idiosyncratic ways the Swedish master brought the delight of Mozart to the screen.

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The Kid Brother: Mettle Is Stronger than Muscle
The Kid Brother: Mettle Is Stronger than Muscle

There was more to Harold Lloyd than laughter. In one of his best movies, the silent-film legend deftly balanced elements of action and romance with his signature slapstick set pieces.

By Carrie Rickey

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Tracing the Roots of Khalik Allah’s “Camera Ministry”
Tracing the Roots of Khalik Allah’s “Camera Ministry”

The director of Black Mother explains how the twin influences of hip-hop culture and international art-house cinema brought him to his artistic calling.

By Andrew Chan

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Lev Kalman’s Top 10
Lev Kalman’s Top 10

In this list selected with his filmmaking partner Whitney Horn, the codirector of L for Leisure and Two Plains & a Fancy lingers on the weird and wonderful details in some favorite movies.


Charles Burnett Calls Forth the Ghosts of the Old World
Charles Burnett Calls Forth the Ghosts of the Old World

In an interview program on our edition of To Sleep with Anger, the director and his actors discuss the African-American folkloric traditions at the heart of the film.

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David Byrne’s Wild Texas Odyssey Heads to Austin

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David Byrne’s Wild Texas Odyssey Heads to Austin

Next week at the SXSW Film Festival, the Talking Heads frontman’s first and only feature film screens in our 4K restoration, with the director in attendance.

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The Funny Man with the Pardon: Billy Gilbert in His Girl Friday

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The Funny Man with the Pardon: Billy Gilbert in His Girl Friday

The famously blustery comedy veteran transforms into a hilariously timid messenger in Howard Hawks’s fast-talking screwball masterpiece.

By Stephen Winer

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Transposing To Sleep with Anger to Paint
Transposing To Sleep with Anger to Paint

The Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer took on the challenge of distilling the intricacies of Charles Burnett’s family portrait into a single painting.

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