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David Hudson

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Alan Parker: “There Is an Identity to My Films”
Alan Parker: “There Is an Identity to My Films”

The British director of sprightly musicals, wrenching family dramas, and gripping political thrillers was seventy-six.

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Death and Other Strangers

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Death and Other Strangers

This week we’re reading about Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Amy Seimetz, and the cinematic allure of fictional cults.

By David Hudson

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Previewing Il Cinema Ritrovato 2020
Previewing Il Cinema Ritrovato 2020

The festival of new restorations will host the Venice Classics program and celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation.

By David Hudson

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Venice Aims to Revive Cinema
Venice Aims to Revive Cinema

The show must go on. The festival presents a lineup of new work from Frederick Wiseman, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ann Hui, Lav Diaz, Abel Ferrara, and more.

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Olivia de Havilland’s Victories
Olivia de Havilland’s Victories

Having won the hearts of audiences and costars, one of the brightest lights of Hollywood’s golden age also scored a landmark victory in the courts.

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Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland Heads to Four Fall Festivals
Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland Heads to Four Fall Festivals

Venice, Toronto, Telluride, and New York will present Zhao’s third feature starring Frances McDormand.

By David Hudson

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Legacies and Listicles

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Legacies and Listicles

On our minds this week: Bruce Lee’s legacy, Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopia, Hitchcock’s hands, and those Black Lives Matter movie lists.

By David Hudson

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Festivals as We’ve Never Known Them Before
Festivals as We’ve Never Known Them Before

Here’s the latest on how Venice, Toronto, Locarno, and other festivals are radically rethinking this year’s editions.

By David Hudson

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Games for Advanced Players

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Games for Advanced Players

Studio Ghibli for the kids, Bergman and Pasolini for the grownups, and more highlights from the week that was.

By David Hudson

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July Books
July Books

This month’s round features reviews of books on Jacques Tati, Kelly Reichardt, Terrence Malick, Jordan Peele, and many more.

By David Hudson

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Coping
Coping

We’d hoped to be making and watching movies in theaters again by now. That’s not happening, so now what?

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Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind
Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind

Kaufman’s sprawling first novel is being met with generally positive reviews. And his next movie will premiere on Netflix in September.

By David Hudson

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Two by Two

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Two by Two

This week’s highlights come in pairs: Bill and Turner Ross, Michaela Coel and Thandie Newton, Bradford Young and Ava DuVernay, and more.

By David Hudson

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“A United Platform”
“A United Platform”

As festivals around the world carry on revising their plans, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York band together.

By David Hudson

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Ennio Morricone’s Radical Romanticism
Ennio Morricone’s Radical Romanticism

The renowned composer of well over four hundred film scores was equally at home in avant experimentation and tear-jerking sentimentality.

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth

Kore-eda’s first feature shot outside of Japan also gives us the first pairing of Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.

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Midsummer Thrills and Spills

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Midsummer Thrills and Spills

A new issue of Cinema Scope, a State of Cinema address from Olivier Assayas, and the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Sounding All the Alarms
Sounding All the Alarms

New issues of photogénie, Comparative Cinema, and SCMS+ take on an array of raging crises.

By David Hudson

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Carl Reiner’s Best Life Possible
Carl Reiner’s Best Life Possible

The actor, writer, and director was one of the most beloved comedians of his generation.

By David Hudson

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Summer Sparks in Film Quarterly
Summer Sparks in Film Quarterly

The new issue ranges from experimental nonfiction to a Pixar feature, from a ten-screen installation to Watchmen.

By David Hudson

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Five Paths to This Moment

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Five Paths to This Moment

This week’s history-seeped highlights explore queer cinema legacies, black stories on screen, and marketing movies while a pandemic rages.

By David Hudson

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Joel Schumacher: “There’s Nothing I Would Have Rather Done”
Joel Schumacher: “There’s Nothing I Would Have Rather Done”

It was audiences, not critics, that made hits out of such movies as St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Batman Forever (1995), and Phone Booth (2002).

By David Hudson

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From the French
From the French

Recent translations include intimate remembrances of Chris Marker and Maurice Pialat.

By David Hudson

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Ian Holm: “He Seemed to Tower Under You”
Ian Holm: “He Seemed to Tower Under You”

Heartfelt tributes to the great British actor have been appearing since he passed away on Friday.

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