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This week: Michael Mann, Peter Strickland, Pedro Almodóvar, Luc Moullet, and a forgotten chapter of film history.
By David Hudson
This week, we look back on the making of If...., black filmmakers in the 1990s, and the golden age of Mexican cinema.
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.
Can the movies survive? Can rotten people be great artists? Are we all doomed?
On the late Peter Whitehead, Jordan Peele’s Us, drag culture, European refugees, and images of incarceration
This week we revisit the work of Pawel Pawlikowski, Carlos Reygadas, Robert Mitchum, Hal Hartley, and Elaine May.
Chinese poets and American and English novelists figure prominently in this week’s round.
In the spotlight this week: Barbara Rubin, Chantal Akerman, Kenji Mizoguchi, Dominik Graf, and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.
In the news this week: Francis Ford Coppola, Raúl Ruiz, Joanna Hogg, and Lou Ye.
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.
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.
New issues of Screening the Past and cléo are out this week, and new restorations are opening in New York.
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.
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.
Deep dives into the work of Bob Fosse and Buster Keaton and a mash note to Aki Kaurismäki lead this week’s highlights.
Fresh assessments of the work of Chris Marker and Stanley Kubrick, an interview with Kent Jones, and that stellar year for American cinema, 1999.
This week spotlights George Cukor, Chantal Akerman, Straub-Huillet, Antonioni, and the feud between Clint Eastwood and Pauline Kael.
Featured in this week’s round: Edgar G. Ulmer, Stanley Kubrick, Jia Zhangke, and Guy Maddin.
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.
Barbara Hammer gives an “exit interview,” Béla Tarr discusses Sátántangó, and Neil Jordan writes about the projects that got away.
Oscar-nominated songs, the unsung Marielle Heller, Lois Weber, Germans in Paris, and more feature in this week’s round.
New restorations, a new trailer, new translations, a new publication, and new perspectives on an awesome and abhorrent film.
Norman Jewison and Ray Charles, Jules Feiffer and Alain Renais, and Jia Zhangke and Apple.
Rotterdam and Vanity Fair get a cinephile’s dream roster of filmmakers talking about their work.
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