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Long Views from a Short Week

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Long Views from a Short Week

A talk with Claudia Weill, a new issue of Cineaste, and an appreciation of playback singer Asha Bhosle are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Alexander Nanau’s Collective
Alexander Nanau’s Collective

One of the most widely praised documentaries of the past year tells a local story with immediate and global relevance.

By David Hudson

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Ma Rainey’s Acting Showcase
Ma Rainey’s Acting Showcase

The new adaptation of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars Viola Davis and features the final performance from Chadwick Boseman.

By David Hudson

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Black and White and Technicolor

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Black and White and Technicolor

Garrett Bradley, David Fincher, Hayao Miyazaki, George Clooney, Jim Jarmusch, and RZA bring us this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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November Books
November Books

This month, we’re sorting through new books featuring—for starters—Jean-Luc Godard, Marguerite Duras, Billy Wilder, Geraldine Chaplin, and Harmony Korine.

By David Hudson

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Adam Nayman’s Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks
Adam Nayman’s Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

The author of books on Ben Wheatley and the Coen brothers turns to one of the most lauded living filmmakers in American cinema.

By David Hudson

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Dazed and Confused: “It’s About the Vibe”
Dazed and Confused: “It’s About the Vibe”

This week sees the release of Melissa Maerz’s new book, Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

By David Hudson

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The World of Soumitra Chatterjee
The World of Soumitra Chatterjee

The renowned Bengali actor, playwright, and poet will be remembered first and foremost for his work with Satyajit Ray.

By David Hudson

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A Robust Round

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A Robust Round

We’re keeping busy with online festivals, awards nominations, remembrances, and plenty of weekend reading.

By David Hudson

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First Cow Leads the Gotham Awards Nominations
First Cow Leads the Gotham Awards Nominations

All five films up for best feature are directed by women.

By David Hudson

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Claire Denis Goes Back to Work
Fernando Solanas: “I Keep Resisting”
David Fincher’s Mank
David Fincher’s Mank

Critics find the story behind the writing of Citizen Kane steeped in all the glory and sleaze of Old Hollywood.

By David Hudson

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Many Happy Returns

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Many Happy Returns

A new restoration of Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk, the return of Sophia Loren, supercops in the 1970s, and Costa-Gavras’s Z are on our minds this week.

By David Hudson

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Revisiting La strada
Revisiting La strada

A new 4K restoration of Fellini’s 1954 classic is now playing in virtual theaters from coast to coast.

By David Hudson

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Sean Connery: Bond and Beyond
Sean Connery: Bond and Beyond

He became a star in the 1960s as 007 and carried on winning over fresh waves of fans through the 1990s.

By David Hudson

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Turning Points

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Turning Points

How fitting it is that the season for scary viewing arrives as we teeter on the cusp of a historical moment.

By David Hudson

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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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