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Scenes from a Week in September

New issues of Film Quarterly and Animus and a conversation with Liv Ullmann and Jessica Chastain are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Endings and New Beginnings

A political thriller, a batch of musicals, conversations with Steve Buscemi, and Sarah Maldoror’s Sambizanga are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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From Ethiopia to Taipei to Hollywood

Faya Dayi opens, Sight & Sound revives the Black Film Bulletin, and Tsai Ming-liang and Tony Leung Chiu Wai look back—and ahead.

By David Hudson

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In the Presence of the Past

This week we’re delving into the history of Black cinema and reflecting on films from Afghanistan and Iran.

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From Caligari to Bergman

This week we’re appreciating performances from Elliott Gould and Elaine Stritch and delving into the work of Lav Diaz and Kevin Jerome Everson.

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A Noir-Tinged Week

This week we’re reading about the first and second waves of noir and taking a good look at a smartly dressed man.

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Conversations and Tributes

Conversations with Agnès Godard and Brian De Palma and tributes to Chris Marker and Menelik Shabazz are among this week’s highlights.

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“Collectivity, Joy, Defiance”

First: conscious neglect and budget cuts are threatening cinema’s legacy. Then: this week’s highlights.

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“Alive to the Senses”

This week’s highlights take us to Nigeria, Egypt, Sardinia, and Japan.

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Harmony and Horror

The spotlight this week is on Sara Driver, Jacques Tati, Bill Duke, Lizzie Borden, and Nobuhiko Obayashi.

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Back to the Movies?

This week: Bresson’s rhythms, Hawks’s bravura, Márta Mészáros’s choreography, and the everlasting No Wave of Beth B.

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Perfectly Imperfect

Wong Kar Wai, Tilda Swinton, Federico Fellini, Claudia Weill, and Steven Soderbergh feature in this week’s round.

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Disfluencies, Syncopation, and Cocaine Noir

This week’s highlights include a new issue of Cinema Year Zero, a dossier from Sky Hopinka, and an excellent new name for a subgenre.

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Summer Programming

On our minds this week: Lizzie Borden, Jenni Olson, Dorothy Arzner, Marguerite Duras, Jacques Rivette, and female detectives on television.

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Issues, Episodes, and a Supercut of Supercuts

We’re watching new restorations and assessing the states of Bollywood and the modern musical.

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Gunn, Snow, Tsai, and More

We’re catching up with the new issues of Bookforum, the Brooklyn Rail, and Field Notes and delving into the work of Bill Gunn and Tsai Ming-liang.

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Anarchy and Beauty

This week: Anarchy on screen, a pre-Code barroom brawl, an essay on Julie Dash, and conversations with Jia Zhangke and Sergei Loznitsa.

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New Cineaste, New Camera Obscura

On our minds this week: John Schlesinger, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, Marguerite Duras, Agnès Varda, and David Cronenberg.

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Couples and Cops

Look who’s back: Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, Charlie Chaplin, Dee Rees, and . . . Cop Rock?

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Masculin féminin

This week we celebrate Elaine May, Ulrike Ottinger, Liza Minnelli, and Madonna while paging through the new Senses of Cinema.

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Singular Realities

The British New Wave, Eric Rohmer, and the late Monte Hellman figure among this week’s highlights. Also, it turns out there’s still a lot to say about Nomadland.

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Nothing Sacred

This week we’re reading A. S. Hamrah on the contenders for this year’s Oscars and Ben Hecht on the state of Hollywood in 1938.

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Better Angels

This week we’re checking in on the cinemas of Brazil and South Korea, reading about Terrence Malick, and listening in on Emma Thompson and Tony Kushner.

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How Stories Begin

A round on the origins of works by Isabel Sandoval, Sky Hopinka, Steve McQueen, Pasolini, and Rivette.

By David Hudson