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Cannes in 2020 and 2021
Cannes in 2020 and 2021

Artistic director Thierry Frémaux hosts a special three-day event in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and cautiously looks ahead to next year’s edition.

By David Hudson

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Nightmare Scenarios
Nightmare Scenarios

A good number of film publications are reminding us that this is the season for terrifying ourselves.

By David Hudson

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Movie and More New Issues
Movie and More New Issues

A handful of journals offer welcome diversion in anxious times.

By David Hudson

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Pop Histories

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Pop Histories

A new Senses of Cinema, free access to the NYRB archive, and the return of drive-in theaters are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Cary Grant in Books and Bristol
Cary Grant in Books and Bristol

The subject of two new biographies, the Hollywood icon is being celebrated in his hometown.

By David Hudson

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October Books
October Books

The irrepressible spirit of Pasolini wafts in and out of this month’s round.

By David Hudson

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Filmmakers’ Presences

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Filmmakers’ Presences

This week we’re reading Jacques Rancière on Pedro Costa, J. Hoberman on Pietro Marcello and Jack London, and Sasha Frere-Jones on Jóhann Jóhannsson.

By David Hudson

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“Caste Is the Bones, Race the Skin”
“Caste Is the Bones, Race the Skin”

A quick survey of projects in the works coming from Ava DuVernay, Steven Soderbergh, Park Chan-wook, Clint Eastwood, and Ridley Scott.

By David Hudson

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Pixar’s Soul Wows and Confounds
Pixar’s Soul Wows and Confounds

The first raves are in, but we’ll have to wait until Christmas Day to see it.

By David Hudson

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Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit
Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit

Some critics are amused, others aren’t, but everyone agrees that Michelle Pfeiffer is outstanding.

By David Hudson

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Does Any of This Make Sense?

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Does Any of This Make Sense?

This week we’re revisiting Irma Vep, more than a century of animation, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard and Michael Snow.

By David Hudson

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Garrett Bradley’s Time
Garrett Bradley’s Time

The poetic portrait of a mother struggling to reunite her family won a documentary directing award at Sundance.

By David Hudson

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Currents: Code Unknown
Currents: Code Unknown

The NYFF’s program of five short works is currently screening virtually through Saturday.

By David Hudson

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Yulene Olaizola’s Tragic Jungle
Yulene Olaizola’s Tragic Jungle

Critics split over a chase movie drenched in lush ambiance.

By David Hudson

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Steve McQueen’s Small Axe
Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

Three of the five stand-alone features in this anthology series have premiered in New York, and the reviews have been rock solid.

By David Hudson

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A Week and a ½

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A Week and a ½

This wild week we’re celebrating William Greaves, watching Denis Lavant dance, and listening to Léonce-Henry Burel’s juicy stories about Robert Bresson.

By David Hudson

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Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks
Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks

Bill Murray and Rashida Jones star in a father-daughter caper set in pre-COVID New York.

By David Hudson

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Cinema Scope and the NYFF
Cinema Scope and the NYFF

The new issue offers features on films by Gianfranco Rosi, Orson Welles, Ephraim Asili, and Nicolás Pereda.

By David Hudson

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Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall
Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall

The renowned documentarian’s new feature is essentially a four-and-a-half-hour plea for a return to competence in government.

By David Hudson

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Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning
Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning

Having just won four top awards in San Sebastián, the Georgian director’s debut feature screens next week—virtually—at the NYFF.

By David Hudson

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New Issues and Conversations

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New Issues and Conversations

This week there’s a new Film Quarterly and a new frieze and fresh conversations with Jan Oxenberg and Paul Cronin.

By David Hudson

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Production Resumes
Production Resumes

Taking all the necessary precautions, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jacques Audiard, and Paolo Sorrentino are back at work.

By David Hudson

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September Books
September Books

From Hitchcock’s orbit to The Architecture of Cinematic Spaces, here’s some of this month’s best writing on new books.

By David Hudson

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Alex Ross’s Wagnerism
Alex Ross’s Wagnerism

The New Yorker’s music critic traces the history of the composer’s impact on art, culture, and the movies.

By David Hudson

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