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From Mann to Moullet

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From Mann to Moullet

This week: Michael Mann, Peter Strickland, Pedro Almodóvar, Luc Moullet, and a forgotten chapter of film history.

By David Hudson

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Ages of Rebellion

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Ages of Rebellion

This week, we look back on the making of If...., black filmmakers in the 1990s, and the golden age of Mexican cinema.

By David Hudson

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New Cinema Scope and Old Polaroids

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New Cinema Scope and Old Polaroids

This week’s highlights include an oral history of one of Kubrick’s most challenging sequences and reviews of the latest works from Béla Tarr and Paul Thomas Anderson.

By David Hudson

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The Big Questions

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The Big Questions

Can the movies survive? Can rotten people be great artists? Are we all doomed?

By David Hudson

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A Panorama of Politics

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A Panorama of Politics

On the late Peter Whitehead, Jordan Peele’s Us, drag culture, European refugees, and images of incarceration

By David Hudson

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Tours and Sighs

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Tours and Sighs

This week we revisit the work of Pawel Pawlikowski, Carlos Reygadas, Robert Mitchum, Hal Hartley, and Elaine May.

By David Hudson

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Literary Influences

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Literary Influences

Chinese poets and American and English novelists figure prominently in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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The Struggle Never Ends

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The Struggle Never Ends

In the spotlight this week: Barbara Rubin, Chantal Akerman, Kenji Mizoguchi, Dominik Graf, and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

By David Hudson

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“The Only Sane Person on Rumble Fish”

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“The Only Sane Person on Rumble Fish

In the news this week: Francis Ford Coppola, Raúl Ruiz, Joanna Hogg, and Lou Ye.

By David Hudson

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Surveys and Milestones

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Surveys and Milestones

This week has seen surveys of the careers of Abbas Kiarostami and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and deep dives into milestone works by George Cukor and Andrei Tarkovsky.

By David Hudson

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What Actually Goes On in the Movies

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What Actually Goes On in the Movies

BAM’s Black 90s series, Nina Menkes, a poet, Avengers, and a list of the top films of the 2010s are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Journals and Revivals

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Journals and Revivals

New issues of Screening the Past and cléo are out this week, and new restorations are opening in New York.

By David Hudson

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From Canyon Cinema to Outer Space

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From Canyon Cinema to Outer Space

In the spotlight this week: A new resource on avant-garde cinema, Kent Jones on Francis Ford Coppola, Darren Hughes on Claire Denis, and more.

By David Hudson

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Perspectives on Half a Century

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Perspectives on Half a Century

This week sees further remembrances of Agnès Varda, reflections on Godard then and now, and appreciations of a vital but too often overlooked filmmaker, Nelly Kaplan.

By David Hudson

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Surveys and Assessments

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Surveys and Assessments

Deep dives into the work of Bob Fosse and Buster Keaton and a mash note to Aki Kaurismäki lead this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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“Looking for New Sorts of Utopias”

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“Looking for New Sorts of Utopias”

Fresh assessments of the work of Chris Marker and Stanley Kubrick, an interview with Kent Jones, and that stellar year for American cinema, 1999.

By David Hudson

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Archives and Anniversaries

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Archives and Anniversaries

This week spotlights George Cukor, Chantal Akerman, Straub-Huillet, Antonioni, and the feud between Clint Eastwood and Pauline Kael.

By David Hudson

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Readings and Revisions

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Readings and Revisions

Featured in this week’s round: Edgar G. Ulmer, Stanley Kubrick, Jia Zhangke, and Guy Maddin.

By David Hudson

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International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

Claire Denis in Film Comment, an ongoing project at Directed by Women, and Glenda Jackson and Meryl Streep in conversation are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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The Made and the Unmade

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The Made and the Unmade

Barbara Hammer gives an “exit interview,” Béla Tarr discusses Sátántangó, and Neil Jordan writes about the projects that got away.

By David Hudson

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“Forgotten with a Vengeance”

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“Forgotten with a Vengeance”

Oscar-nominated songs, the unsung Marielle Heller, Lois Weber, Germans in Paris, and more feature in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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“The Community of Things”

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“The Community of Things”

New restorations, a new trailer, new translations, a new publication, and new perspectives on an awesome and abhorrent film.

By David Hudson

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Odd Couples

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Odd Couples

Norman Jewison and Ray Charles, Jules Feiffer and Alain Renais, and Jia Zhangke and Apple.

By David Hudson

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Master Classes and Memorable Moments

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Master Classes and Memorable Moments

Rotterdam and Vanity Fair get a cinephile’s dream roster of filmmakers talking about their work.

By David Hudson

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