Sloane Crosley’s Top 10
Sloane Crosley is the author of the New York Times best-selling essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, and the novel The Clasp.
The Lush Technicolor of Black Narcissus
At the height of their creative powers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger delivered a feast of color with this captivating convent drama. Scholar Kristin Thompson explores the magic of their visual artistry.
Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
About halfway through Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation (2016), Dr. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) finds himself in a patch of woods in the middle of the night, crying. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable moment for a protagonist who is usually all business.…
Beyond the Hills: Offscreen Cinema
Drawing as much from the horror-movie canon as from religious iconography, Cristian Mungiu provoked the ire of the Orthodox Church with this unrelenting account of a real-life exorcism.
Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed
The veteran actor shares lessons she’s learned from working with some of the world’s greatest filmmakers.
2 or 3 Things I Know About Godzilla
A lifelong movie collector remembers the thrill of discovering the granddaddy of all monsters on Super 8.
Dead Man: Earth, Wind, and Fire
Improvising to Jim Jarmusch’s film in real time, Neil Young created a rich parallel environment that sounds like a force of nature.
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.