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The Hell of War: David Simon on Paths of Glory

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The Hell of War: David Simon on Paths of Glory

The creator of The Wire takes inspiration from the narrative and moral complexity of Stanley Kubrick’s war masterpiece.

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David Lowery on David Gordon Green’s George Washington

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David Lowery on David Gordon Green’s George Washington

The director behind one of the most acclaimed films of the year, A Ghost Story, explains how David Gordon Green’s poetic vision of adolescence opened his eyes to the possibilities of cinema.

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Steve James on Nashville

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Steve James on Nashville

The veteran documentary filmmaker behind Hoop Dreams and the recently released Abacus: Small Enough to Jail discusses the ways in which Robert Altman’s masterpiece combines epic scope with intimate detail.

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Anna Biller on Donkey Skin

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Anna Biller on Donkey Skin

Back in the fall, writer-director Anna Biller traveled to New York from Los Angeles for the theatrical premiere of her third feature, The Love Witch, a subversive horror-fantasy about a spell-casting temptress who falls prey to the psychosis of roman…

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Mike Mills on Ermanno Olmi

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Mike Mills on Ermanno Olmi

Earlier this month, director Mike Mills paid a visit to New York in support of his third narrative feature, 20th Century Women, a deeply personal coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy growing up in Carter-era Southern California with his single moth…

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Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-wai

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Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-wai

In the first installment of our new video series Under the Influence, the Moonlight director waxes rhapsodic about Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love.

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