A Dry White Season: Justice Against the Law
Director Euzhan Palcy put herself at personal risk to make this powerful indictment of racism in South Africa, released at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement.
From Folk Ditty to Rally Anthem: Nashville’s “It Don’t Worry Me”
Performed by the late Barbara Harris, the final song in Robert Altman’s masterpiece is a provocative mix of genres and conflicting cultural resonances.
Missed Connections: A Conversation with Christian Petzold
In quietly simmering dramas that depict solitary characters on the margins of society, German director Christian Petzold brings the ghosts of history into conversation with modern life.
Angela Rizza Conjures Magic with The Princess Bride
Known for her lush and imaginative children’s-book illustrations, the artist got her dream assignment when we asked her to work on our edition of Rob Reiner’s beloved classic.
Jon Dieringer’s Top 10
The founder of the website Screen Slate picks a selection of favorites, including an ’80s indie gem, shockers ranging from Eraserhead to Canoa, and two films that capture the “twilit feeling of childhood.”
A selection of essays commissioned for our new box set, in commemoration of the Swedish master’s hundredth birthday.