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“Nobody Knows Anything”

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“Nobody Knows Anything”

Critics Serge Daney and V. F. Perkins and filmmakers Dziga Vertov, William Friedkin, and Alfonso Cuarón are among the subjects of this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Pioneers and Paradoxes

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Pioneers and Paradoxes

This week has seen appreciations of such disparate figures as Ida Lupino, André Bazin, and F. J. Ossang.

By David Hudson

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The Year of Bergman and Welles

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The Year of Bergman and Welles

The branding of Bergman, the arrival of The Other Side of the Wind, and more highlights of the week.

By David Hudson

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Past and Present Histories

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Past and Present Histories

Wim Wenders, Marilyn Monroe, and Peter Bogdanovich are among the names cropping up this week.

By David Hudson

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A Week of Listening and Reading

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A Week of Listening and Reading

Two outstanding podcasts return, and every one of Hong Sangsoo’s features is revisited.

By David Hudson

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Mann’s World
Histories and Debates

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Histories and Debates

A “skeleton key” to an epic audiovisual essay by Godard and interviews with Anna Biller and Richard Linklater are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Miéville in Brussels and Dorsky in Chicago

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Miéville in Brussels and Dorsky in Chicago

This week’s round also includes David Bordwell on Alain Resnais and Sergei Loznitsa’s tribute to Kira Muratova.

By David Hudson

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Auteurism, the “Manspreading Machine”

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Auteurism, the “Manspreading Machine”

This week’s round of five highlights begins with a new column and a new issue of Film Quarterly.

By David Hudson

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New Faces and Legendary Women

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New Faces and Legendary Women

Agnès Varda returns to Interview, David Lynch talks about his art, and more.

By David Hudson

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1968 All Over Again

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1968 All Over Again

Hoberman on Romero, Anderson on Godard, Gallagher on Ford, filmmakers’ top fifties, and more.

By David Hudson

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The Overlooked, Underrated, and Never Made

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The Overlooked, Underrated, and Never Made

There’s a wistful sense of what might have been running through this week’s round of five.

By David Hudson

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Top Links and Top Tens

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Top Links and Top Tens

Film Studies for Free turns ten, BlacKkKlansman sparks debate—and more.

By David Hudson

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Franju on Lang, Adler on Kael, and More

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Franju on Lang, Adler on Kael, and More

Also, a personal remembrance of cinematographer Masaki Tamura.

By David Hudson

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Maurice and Jacques, Katharine and Spencer, and More

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Maurice and Jacques, Katharine and Spencer, and More

Plus artwork by Orson Welles, short films by Frank Mosley, and the week’s greatest thread on Twitter.

By David Hudson

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Rosenbaum on Tati, Primers on Japanese Cinema, and More

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Rosenbaum on Tati, Primers on Japanese Cinema, and More

Did You See This? returns, gathering five of the most interesting items of the past week.

By David Hudson

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Danielle Darrieux's Centennial, Bergman Loves Sex and the City

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Danielle Darrieux's Centennial, Bergman Loves Sex and the City

To celebrate the centennial birthday of iconic French actor Danielle Darrieux, Dan Callahan has written an ode to her breathtaking work in the films of Max Ophuls and Jacques Demy. Of her performance in The Earrings of Madame de . . ., he writes: “…

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Jonathan Demme's Wild Comedy, Ry Cooder in Cuba, Movie Classicism

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Jonathan Demme's Wild Comedy, Ry Cooder in Cuba, Movie Classicism

With its startling mix of tones and genres, Jonathan Demme’s 1986 Something Wild captures the destabilizing experience of falling in love. Kim Morgan looks back on this “moody, transgressive, genre-bending, weirdly romantic (and unromantic)” co…

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This Year’s Cannes Lineup, Readings on Akerman, Early Czech Cinema

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This Year’s Cannes Lineup, Readings on Akerman, Early Czech Cinema

The just-announced 2017 Cannes Film Festival lineup is a wealth of riches, with new work from Arnaud Desplechin, Abbas Kiarostami, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Noah Baumbach, and Lynne Ramsay, plus a mystery-shrouded Twin Peaks revival. Bright Wall…

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Farewell to an Erotica Trailblazer, Classic One-Sheets, The Sound of Fritz Lang

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Farewell to an Erotica Trailblazer, Classic One-Sheets, The Sound of Fritz Lang

Radley Metzger, the erotica pioneer who took soft core and hard core to new heights of artistry, has passed away at the age of eighty-eight. The New York Times remembers the director’s career, which began in the early sixties when Janus Films hired…

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The Return of Twin Peaks, the Latest Cinema Scope, Japanese FX

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The Return of Twin Peaks, the Latest Cinema Scope, Japanese FX

In anticipation of the Twin Peaks revival set to debut on Showtime in May, GQ spends time with the infamously elusive David Lynch and compiles some awestruck testimonials from his frequent collaborators, including Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan, and Mar…

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Best Films of the Nineties, a New Book from Bordwell, Martel’s Comeback Zama

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Best Films of the Nineties, a New Book from Bordwell, Martel’s Comeback Zama

The latest issue of Senses of Cinema looks back fifty years to reflect on films that captured the cultural and political tumult of 1967. If you’re in the mood for another flashback, Little White Lies has you covered with its list of the 100 best …

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Goodbye, Robert Osborne, Kurosawa’s Unfilmed Poe Project, a Chat With Léaud

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Goodbye, Robert Osborne, Kurosawa’s Unfilmed Poe Project, a Chat With Léaud

Classic film lovers everywhere were saddened to learn about the death of veteran TCM host Robert Osborne last Sunday. In a heartfelt tribute, Tiffany Vazquez, a daytime host on the channel, writes that “Robert’s wisdom, grace, and eloquence have …

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Persona, Wiseman, African Cinema in the Spotlight

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Persona, Wiseman, African Cinema in the Spotlight

In his latest Cinema ’67 Revisited column for Film Comment, Mark Harris looks back at the rapturous critical reception of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona upon its release, calling the film a monument “to a moment at which serious critics became comple…

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