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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.

By David Hudson

On the Margins: Todd Haynes’s Poison

This touchstone of nineties independent filmmaking is a reminder that true queer cinema is about taking risks and breaking taboos—an increasingly rare thing in our corporatized entertainment culture.

By Michael Koresky

Berlinale Summer Reading

As the festival presents its program to the public, now is a good time to discover the bounty at the Forum’s newly revamped site.

By David Hudson

Lois Weber: “It Is Good to Be a Director”

The Hollywood silent era’s leading female director was a meticulous visual stylist whose films were infused with a passion for progressive social values.

By ​Pamela Hutchinson

In the Heights Opens Tribeca 2021

Critics welcome the big-screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical as a celebration of the return of the movies.

By David Hudson

Directors’ Fortnight 2021 Lineup

The selection features new work from Joanna Hogg, Clio Barnard, Jonas Carpignano, Radu Muntean, and Peter Tscherkassky.

By David Hudson

Critics’ Week 2021 Lineup

The Cannes sidebar focusing on promising newcomers presents its sixtieth-anniversary selection.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

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.

By David Hudson

A Comeback Lineup for Cannes 2021

The festival returns with a full-to-bursting official selection that includes an entirely new program.

By David Hudson

Petzold and Undine

Christian Petzold reunites with Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski, the stars of Transit (2018), for a contemporary fable.

By David Hudson

“A Fundamentally Ruizian Enterprise”

Valeria Sarmiento and the Chilean production company Poetastros have launched a campaign to complete Raúl Ruiz’s Socialist Realism.

By David Hudson

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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.

By David Hudson

First Person

Yi Yi Through Time and Space

The author of the acclaimed novel Memorial reflects on how Edward Yang’s epic swan song has accompanied him around the world, through different stages of his life.

By Bryan Washington

Hong Sangsoo’s Tale of Cinema

Hong’s sixth feature, made in 2005, is finally seeing a theatrical release in the U.S.

By David Hudson

Nightmare Alley: The Fool Who Walks in Motley . . .

In Edmund Goulding’s gritty cult classic, Tyrone Power casts off his matinee-idol image to play a conniving carnival barker on the flipside of the American dream.

By Kim Morgan

Elia Suleiman for Free

The Palestinian filmmaker’s four features are streaming for free through Sunday.

By David Hudson

May Books

We’re reading more about Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock and about Sofia Coppola and Stanley Kubrick.

By David Hudson


Step by Step: Hideko Takamine in When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Known for her resilient heroines, the prolific Japanese actor finds agency through moments of hesitation in one of her seventeen collaborations with Mikio Naruse.

By Moeko Fujii

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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.

By David Hudson

ImagineNATIVE Cinema: A Conversation with Niki Little

The artistic director of the groundbreaking Canadian film festival discusses its evolution and the road ahead for Indigenous cinema.

By Girish Shambu

The Unique Energy of Charles Grodin

The actor, writer, and talk show regular will be remembered as an “uncommonly intense and all-around uncommon performer.”

By David Hudson

Indigenous Cinema and the Limits of Auteurism

The world’s largest Indigenous film festival challenges the individualist ethos of the dominant cinema culture—and invites us to think outside the exclusionary box.

By Girish Shambu

Flowers of Shanghai: Inside the Dream

Hou Hsiao-hsien captures the power dynamics of courtesan life in this intoxicating portrait of the late Qing dynasty.

By Jean Ma

Coming Attractions

Here’s an update on what Bong Joon Ho, Margarethe von Trotta, David Cronenberg, Alice Rohrwacher, and Wes Anderson are up to.

By David Hudson