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Black and White and Technicolor

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Black and White and Technicolor

Garrett Bradley, David Fincher, Hayao Miyazaki, George Clooney, Jim Jarmusch, and RZA bring us this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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A Robust Round

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A Robust Round

We’re keeping busy with online festivals, awards nominations, remembrances, and plenty of weekend reading.

By David Hudson

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Many Happy Returns

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Many Happy Returns

A new restoration of Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk, the return of Sophia Loren, supercops in the 1970s, and Costa-Gavras’s Z are on our minds this week.

By David Hudson

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Turning Points

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Turning Points

How fitting it is that the season for scary viewing arrives as we teeter on the cusp of a historical moment.

By David Hudson

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Pop Histories

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Pop Histories

A new Senses of Cinema, free access to the NYRB archive, and the return of drive-in theaters are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Filmmakers’ Presences

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Filmmakers’ Presences

This week we’re reading Jacques Rancière on Pedro Costa, J. Hoberman on Pietro Marcello and Jack London, and Sasha Frere-Jones on Jóhann Jóhannsson.

By David Hudson

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Does Any of This Make Sense?

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Does Any of This Make Sense?

This week we’re revisiting Irma Vep, more than a century of animation, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard and Michael Snow.

By David Hudson

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A Week and a ½

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A Week and a ½

This wild week we’re celebrating William Greaves, watching Denis Lavant dance, and listening to Léonce-Henry Burel’s juicy stories about Robert Bresson.

By David Hudson

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New Issues and Conversations

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New Issues and Conversations

This week there’s a new Film Quarterly and a new frieze and fresh conversations with Jan Oxenberg and Paul Cronin.

By David Hudson

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Omens and Renewed Hope

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Omens and Renewed Hope

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

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History in Waves

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History in Waves

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.

By David Hudson

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“The Omnipresent Present”

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“The Omnipresent Present”

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.

By David Hudson

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Varieties of the Media Experience

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Varieties of the Media Experience

This week’s highlights feature paintings brought to life, pioneering citizen journalists, early “race films,” and the first Japanese wave.

By David Hudson

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Disparate Communities

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Disparate Communities

A free film school in a French banlieue, a nineteenth-century inventor, and a lesbian classic are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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“Which Films Matter to Us Right Now?”

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“Which Films Matter to Us Right Now?”

Appreciations of Kathleen Collins and Vittorio De Sica and interviews with James Mangold, Orson Welles, and Billy Wilder are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Summer Travels

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Summer Travels

This week we’re reading about Setsuko Hara, Satyajit Ray, Buster Keaton, Rita Azevedo Gomes, and Beyoncé.

By David Hudson

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Death and Other Strangers

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Death and Other Strangers

This week we’re reading about Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Amy Seimetz, and the cinematic allure of fictional cults.

By David Hudson

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Legacies and Listicles

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Legacies and Listicles

On our minds this week: Bruce Lee’s legacy, Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopia, Hitchcock’s hands, and those Black Lives Matter movie lists.

By David Hudson

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Games for Advanced Players

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Games for Advanced Players

Studio Ghibli for the kids, Bergman and Pasolini for the grownups, and more highlights from the week that was.

By David Hudson

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Two by Two

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Two by Two

This week’s highlights come in pairs: Bill and Turner Ross, Michaela Coel and Thandie Newton, Bradford Young and Ava DuVernay, and more.

By David Hudson

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Midsummer Thrills and Spills

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Midsummer Thrills and Spills

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.

By David Hudson

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Five Paths to This Moment

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Five Paths to This Moment

This week’s history-seeped highlights explore queer cinema legacies, black stories on screen, and marketing movies while a pandemic rages.

By David Hudson

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“Freedom—and Unfreedom”

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“Freedom—and Unfreedom”

Along with Juneteenth and Pride Month viewing suggestions, we’re spotlighting interviews with Euzhan Palcy, Bill Forsyth, the Ross brothers, and more.

By David Hudson

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Right Things

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Right Things

We’ve got a disparate set of highlights this week: Arthur Jafa, Josephine Decker, Bill Duke, Tsai Ming-liang, and the late Lynn Shelton.

By David Hudson

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