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The late scholar Robert Bird’s final essay on Tarkovsky and fresh writing on Béla Tarr, Eric Rohmer, and more are among this week’s highlights.
By David Hudson
On our minds this week: New Taiwan Cinema of the 1980s, Black cinema’s “paradoxical role in American cultural history,” the new Brooklyn Rail, and more.
Black directors recommend films that have had an impact on their work. Also this week: Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, Yasuzo Masumura, Takashi Miike, and Alan Clarke.
This week’s highlights feature paintings brought to life, pioneering citizen journalists, early “race films,” and the first Japanese wave.
A free film school in a French banlieue, a nineteenth-century inventor, and a lesbian classic are among this week’s highlights.
Appreciations of Kathleen Collins and Vittorio De Sica and interviews with James Mangold, Orson Welles, and Billy Wilder are among this week’s highlights.
This week we’re reading about Setsuko Hara, Satyajit Ray, Buster Keaton, Rita Azevedo Gomes, and Beyoncé.
This week we’re reading about Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Amy Seimetz, and the cinematic allure of fictional cults.
On our minds this week: Bruce Lee’s legacy, Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopia, Hitchcock’s hands, and those Black Lives Matter movie lists.
Studio Ghibli for the kids, Bergman and Pasolini for the grownups, and more highlights from the week that was.
This week’s highlights come in pairs: Bill and Turner Ross, Michaela Coel and Thandie Newton, Bradford Young and Ava DuVernay, and more.
A new issue of Cinema Scope, a State of Cinema address from Olivier Assayas, and the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown are among this week’s highlights.
This week’s history-seeped highlights explore queer cinema legacies, black stories on screen, and marketing movies while a pandemic rages.
Along with Juneteenth and Pride Month viewing suggestions, we’re spotlighting interviews with Euzhan Palcy, Bill Forsyth, the Ross brothers, and more.
We’ve got a disparate set of highlights this week: Arthur Jafa, Josephine Decker, Bill Duke, Tsai Ming-liang, and the late Lynn Shelton.
A sampling of what’s been on our minds during this tumultuous and emotionally wrenching week.
This week we’re learning about one of the world’s first tracking shots and catching up with Guy Maddin, Lewis Klahr, Sarah Cooper, and Steve Buscemi.
This week’s round features the story behind John Cassavetes’s debut feature and conversations with Dan Sallitt and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Directors, actors, and critics look back on their most memorable moments in movie theaters, and the BFI spotlights the best of Japanese cinema.
More highlights include a dossier on Hong Sang-soo, a letter from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Barry Jenkins’s conversation with the young stars of Never Rarely Sometimes Always.
Everyone’s eager to make, show, and watch movies in theaters again. In the meantime, here’s plenty to see, hear, and read at home.
The range this week stretches from silent Soviet classics through Hollywood’s heyday and the Czech New Wave to the revolutions of the late twentieth century.
Tsai Ming-liang, Charlie Chaplin, Wim Wenders, and Albert Serra are just some of the names in the news this week.
This week we’re reading Peter Wollen on Performance, Thomas Elsaesser on puzzle movies, David Bordwell on how movies work, and more.
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