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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Freedom—and Unfreedom”

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“Freedom—and Unfreedom”

Along with Juneteenth and Pride Month viewing suggestions, we’re spotlighting interviews with Euzhan Palcy, Bill Forsyth, the Ross brothers, and more.

By David Hudson

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Right Things

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Right Things

We’ve got a disparate set of highlights this week: Arthur Jafa, Josephine Decker, Bill Duke, Tsai Ming-liang, and the late Lynn Shelton.

By David Hudson

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Big Tree, Small Axe

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Big Tree, Small Axe

A sampling of what’s been on our minds during this tumultuous and emotionally wrenching week.

By David Hudson

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“The Response Was Positive”

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“The Response Was Positive”

This week we’re learning about one of the world’s first tracking shots and catching up with Guy Maddin, Lewis Klahr, Sarah Cooper, and Steve Buscemi.

By David Hudson

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Are the Shadows Lifting?

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Are the Shadows Lifting?

This week’s round features the story behind John Cassavetes’s debut feature and conversations with Dan Sallitt and Jonathan Rosenbaum.

By David Hudson

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Missing the Movies

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Missing the Movies

Directors, actors, and critics look back on their most memorable moments in movie theaters, and the BFI spotlights the best of Japanese cinema.

By David Hudson

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Film Comment in Full

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Film Comment in Full

More highlights include a dossier on Hong Sang-soo, a letter from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Barry Jenkins’s conversation with the young stars of Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

By David Hudson

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We’ll Meet Again

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We’ll Meet Again

Everyone’s eager to make, show, and watch movies in theaters again. In the meantime, here’s plenty to see, hear, and read at home.

By David Hudson

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Escape to the Twentieth Century

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Escape to the Twentieth Century

The range this week stretches from silent Soviet classics through Hollywood’s heyday and the Czech New Wave to the revolutions of the late twentieth century.

By David Hudson

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Notes to Spite a Pandemic

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Notes to Spite a Pandemic

Tsai Ming-liang, Charlie Chaplin, Wim Wenders, and Albert Serra are just some of the names in the news this week.

By David Hudson

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Outside and Inside

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Outside and Inside

This week we’re reading Peter Wollen on Performance, Thomas Elsaesser on puzzle movies, David Bordwell on how movies work, and more.

By David Hudson

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Spotlighting the Great and the Obscure

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Spotlighting the Great and the Obscure

Conversations with Frederick Wiseman and Quentin Tarantino and rediscoveries of forgotten critics and an Arab filmmaker are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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Hard Realities and Welcome Distractions

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Hard Realities and Welcome Distractions

Following a briefing on the crisis, we turn to a few items that might help us take our minds off it.

By David Hudson

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Cannes Does the Right Thing

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Cannes Does the Right Thing

Also this week: Filmmaker and filmmakers make their work freely accessible, an appreciation of Barbara Hammer, and an interview with Jonathan Rosenbaum.

By David Hudson

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Advocacy and Promise

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Advocacy and Promise

Maybe in tough times we can draw strength from our passion for great cinema.

By David Hudson

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“The Truest Test of a Movie”

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“The Truest Test of a Movie”

This week: Kelly Reichardt chats with Bong Joon-ho and Olivier Assayas, Jia Zhangke tells the story behind his debut feature, and more.

By David Hudson

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Retrospectives, Reflections, and One Long Look Ahead

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Retrospectives, Reflections, and One Long Look Ahead

Bong Joon-ho picks twenty directors to watch. Also in the spotlight this week are Jennie Livingston, Jerome Hiler, Dušan Makavejev, and Ritwik Ghatak.

By David Hudson

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From Delight to Desolation

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From Delight to Desolation

Reflections from Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter and a report from the set of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria open this week’s wide-ranging round.

By David Hudson

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