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The Future of the Past Is Bright

Revivals of work by Frank Borzage, Ken Loach, and David Fincher are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

TCM Classic Film Festival 2024

As TCM turns thirty, the festival opens with a thirtieth-anniversary screening of Pulp Fiction.

By David Hudson

The Sympathizer’s Man of Two Faces

Park Chan-wook and Don McKellar’s adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel stars Hoa Xuande and Robert Downey Jr.

By David Hudson

Directors’ Fortnight and ACID Lineups

Two programs running parallel to Cannes announce a diverse array of world premieres.

By David Hudson

Werckmeister Harmonies: Dark Side of the Earth

Unfolding in elaborately choreographed long takes, this sublime adaptation of László Krasznahorkai’s novel The Melancholy of Resistance captures the weight of time and the mood of fascism with a haunting palpability.

By Dennis Lim

Critics’ Week 2024 Lineup

Eleven first and second features are slated to premiere, seven of them in competition.

By David Hudson

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Purple Gaze

Names in the news this week: Alain Delon, John Akomfrah, Francis Ford Coppola, Vera Drew, Charles Burnett, and Miles Davis.

By David Hudson

Cannes 2024 Lineup

Anticipation builds for new work from Jia Zhangke, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrea Arnold, and David Cronenberg.

By David Hudson

Seven at ND/NF 2024

Heading into its final weekend, the festival presents new work from Singapore, Serbia, Brazil, China, Iran, Georgia, and Taiwan.

By David Hudson

Clip Premiere: Intercepted

Oksana Karpovych’s second feature juxtaposes images of a ravaged Ukraine with the voices of Russian soldiers.

By David Hudson

San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2024

This year’s edition features a rediscovered short starring Clara Bow, a precursor to the folk horror craze, and a whole lot of gags from Harold Lloyd.

By David Hudson

The Darkest Ripley Yet

In Steven Zaillian’s eight-episode series, Andrew Scott gives us what many find to be the definitive Tom Ripley.

By David Hudson

Four New Directors, Four New Films

ND/NF introduces New Yorkers to two family dramas, a Bulgarian thriller, and a Russian road movie.

By David Hudson

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Women in Time

Léa Seydoux is the star of the week, and we’re also reading about Marguerite Duras, Juraj Herz, and Kinuyo Tanaka.

By David Hudson

New Directors/New Films 2024

This year’s edition is bookended by two very New York movies.

By David Hudson

Trailer Premiere: Lee Chang-dong at Metrograph

The main attraction of the Metrograph series will be the new restorations of Green Fish, Peppermint Candy, Oasis, and Poetry.

By David Hudson

Moving Images at the Whitney Biennial

The show may be “resolutely low-risk” overall, but for many, the standouts are film and video works.

By David Hudson

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Evolution of the Art

Notes on the past and future work of Martin Scorsese, Alejo Moguillansky, Pedro Costa, and Alice Rohrwacher.

By David Hudson

Kenji Misumi’s Sword Trilogy

The director of the films that launched the Zatoichi and Lone Wolf and Cub series made three virtuosic, melancholic dramas in the early 1960s.

By David Hudson

Saint Omer: Shades of Motherhood

In her first fiction film, director Alice Diop brings the skills of observation she has learned from her documentary work to a thought-provoking exploration of race, power, and motherhood.

By Jennifer Padjemi

To Die For: You’re Not Anybody in America Unless You’re on TV

In Gus Van Sant’s wickedly funny tale of suburban depravity, Nicole Kidman plays a vacuous weather reporter whose hunger for fame anticipates our own era of digital celebrity.

By Jessica Kiang

Trash and Treasure at the Razzies

What makes a “bad” movie anyway? By surveying the bombs, disasters, and secret masterpieces (dis)honored at the Golden Raspberry Awards, we can learn much about American cinema’s prevailing standards of taste.

By Mark Asch

Víctor Erice’s Hauntings

Retrospectives in London and Hong Kong and a screening in Ghent are devoted to the work of the Spanish director.

By David Hudson

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Out of the Screen, Towards the Future

This week we’re revisiting two classic video essays and reading about great bio-pics, Med Hondo, and Haitian cinema.

By David Hudson