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Fresh Encounters and Return Visits

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Fresh Encounters and Return Visits

Cocteau in the ’50s, Jane Fonda in the ’60s, and Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in the ’70s feature in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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Structures and Strategies

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Structures and Strategies

How do movies work? It’s a question that seems to have been on more than a few minds this week.

By David Hudson

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Last Acts

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Last Acts

This week we’ve been reading about Orson Welles, Nina Menkes, Martin Scorsese, Luc Moullet, and the late Robert Frank.

By David Hudson

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A Slew of Shorts and One Scénario

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A Slew of Shorts and One Scénario

This week’s highlights stretch from the earliest animated shorts through the best of 1929 and 2019 to Godard’s next project.

By David Hudson

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Filmmakers Salute Filmmakers

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Filmmakers Salute Filmmakers

This week we’re spotlighting directors’ and writers’ appreciations of other directors and writers, plus Céline Sciamma and Agnès Varda.

By David Hudson

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All That Dance!

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All That Dance!

A crash course in the history of dance on film and an in-depth conversation about Pedro Costa are among this week’s items of note.

By David Hudson

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Pomegranates and Program Notes

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Pomegranates and Program Notes

Serge Daney on Sergei Parajanov, James Quandt on Robert Bresson, and Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin on Maurice Pialat are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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The Gang’s All Here

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The Gang’s All Here

American gangsters, Chinese filmmakers, and a Czech animator are featured in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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How It All Ends

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How It All Ends

This week’s highlights take us from post-apocalyptic cityscapes to the deepest jungles of Southeast Asia, from the sound stages of Hollywood to the coal mines of West Virginia.

By David Hudson

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Criticism, Comment, and CGI

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Criticism, Comment, and CGI

A digital resurrection, an image book, and a painting of a hammer all figure in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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Glazer and Levi, Mann and Bong, and More

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Glazer and Levi, Mann and Bong, and More

Jonathan Glazer and Michael Mann return, Parasite fever burns on, and Paul Harrill rolls out his acclaimed second feature.

By David Hudson

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A Ghost Story and More

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A Ghost Story and More

This week we’re reading about Kira Muratova, The Uninvited, and The Wizard of Oz, and we’re listening in on Martin Scorsese and Kevin Jerome Everson.

By David Hudson

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Harsh Visions

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Harsh Visions

Maurice Pialat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Béla Tarr, Robert Eggers, and Disney’s most notorious feature make for a rough and tumble week.

By David Hudson

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“What Cinema Is For”

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“What Cinema Is For”

Highlighted this week are an alternative history, the state of the documentary, and the influence of Antonioni and Pialat.

By David Hudson

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Kara Walker, TikTok, and Jump Cut

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Kara Walker, TikTok, and Jump Cut

Artists’ and amateurs’ videos, Ida Lupino, and TIFF Cinematheque programmers’ notes all figure in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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Archived and Revived

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Archived and Revived

This week, we’re pulling up from the archives landmark journals, behind-the-scenes photos, and movies from an unfairly maligned decade.

By David Hudson

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“Balancing the Bitterness with Sweetness”

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“Balancing the Bitterness with Sweetness”

A fresh reading of Dr. Caligari, a deep dive into War and Peace, Terry Zwigoff’s “immersive screenings,” and Beyoncé’s multimedia project are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Trains of Light and Sound

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Trains of Light and Sound

Lucrecia Martel, Annette Michelson, Satyajit Ray, and Joanna Hogg feature in this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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Other Arts, Other Worlds

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Other Arts, Other Worlds

This week we revisit the work of the late critic Gilberto Perez, novelist W. G. Sebald, and filmmakers Alice Guy Blaché, Wong Kar-wai, and Agnès Varda.

By David Hudson

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Cléo from 2013 to 2019

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Cléo from 2013 to 2019

This week, a feminist journal folds, a filmmaker pens a manifesto, and Richard Linklater commits to a twenty-year project.

By David Hudson

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Movies to Listen to

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Movies to Listen to

A good number of the pieces that have stood out this week examine the ways that music and cinema have informed each other’s traditions.

By David Hudson

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Stories of Their Lives

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Stories of Their Lives

Look back with us on the winding career of Arthur Jafa, a summer spent with Tilda Swinton, and an evening with soccer “super-fan” Agnès Varda.

By David Hudson

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Moods and Memes

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Moods and Memes

This week we’re revisiting the work of Ida Lupino, Nicholas Cage, Juraj Herz, Spike Jonze, and more.

By David Hudson

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“This Is Peachy Keen!”

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“This Is Peachy Keen!”

Extraordinarily long movies, challenging movies, and even ugly movies figure into this week’s round.

By David Hudson

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