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Buster by the Bay

Three Keaton shorts will open A Day of Silents at the Castro before a series runs through December 21 in Berkeley.

By David Hudson

The Gothams Open Awards Season

Everything Everywhere All at Once scores Best Feature and the Outstanding Supporting Performance award for Ke Huy Quan.

By David Hudson

Who’s the Greatest?

When Sight and Sound announces the results of its decennial poll this week, we’ll see what a list of all-time great films looks like in 2022.

By David Hudson

November Books

Featured in this month’s roundup: Maya Deren, Joyce Chopra, Michael Almereyda, Nabokov, Pasolini, and Miyazaki.

By David Hudson

Songbook

Lost in the City with the Feelies

In Susan Seidelman’s Smithereens, the odyssey of a New Jersey transplant trying to survive in Manhattan is accompanied by the music of one of the Garden State’s most iconic punk bands.

By Vikram Murthi

Malcolm X: Painting Superman Black

Spike Lee’s transcendent portrait of an American hero is an urgent call for the nation to live up to everything it claims to be.

By Barry Michael Cooper

WALL•E: Whoooooaaaaaaahhh . . .

Deeply influenced by the classics of silent-era comedy, this vision of a postapocalyptic future celebrates cinema as a universal language that offers us a sense of common ground.

By Sam Wasson

Jean-Marie Straub: “I Am the Terrorist”

Straub and his life and filmmaking partner Danièle Huillet have been described as “cinema’s conscience.”

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

But the World Goes ’Round

Nikyatu Jusu, Douglas Sirk, Mike De Leon, Donald Sutherland, and Sam Raimi are on our minds this week.

By David Hudson

KVIFF Classics Kick-Off

Ten films will screen over three days in two theaters in Prague.

By David Hudson

Present Past at the Academy Museum

Fifty new and recent restorations will screen at the Museum’s first-ever festival of preservation.

By David Hudson

The Daughter of Dawn’s Vanished World

After glimpsing his great-great-grandfather on-screen, a writer searches for the history of a landmark silent film.

By Adam Piron

From the East to Madrid

An ongoing series spotlights films by women directors made in eastern Europe during the Soviet era.

By David Hudson

The Infernal Affairs Trilogy: Double Bind

A box-office success that buoyed Hong Kong’s beleaguered movie industry in the early 2000s, this suite of crime films combines narrative intricacy and moral complexity with an abundance of megastar charisma.

By Justin Chang

Quentin Tarantino’s Cinema Speculation

Most reviewers are getting a kick out of Tarantino’s blend of memoir and film criticism.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

Driven to Create

This week we’re celebrating Scorsese, rediscovering Noriaki Tsuchimoto, and doing a little close reading with Frederick Wiseman.

By David Hudson

Taiwanese New Waves in New York

Film Forum presents a survey featuring work by Edward Yang and Hou Hsiao-hsien as well as Second Wavers Ang Lee and Tsai Ming-liang.

By David Hudson

Starring Tang Wei

New York’s Metrograph presents films by Park Chan-wook, Bi Gan, Ang Lee, Johnnie To, and Michael Mann.

By David Hudson

The Power of the Dog: What Kind of Man?

In her first film that places a male character front and center, Jane Campion trains her unsparing gaze on the brutality of patriarchal power and the pain of repressed homoerotic desire.

By Amy Taubin

The Female Gaze in Japan

New York’s Japan Society presents a selection of films written, produced, and/or directed by women.

By David Hudson

LA Rebellion at LEFFEST

The Portuguese festival presents one of the largest retrospectives dedicated to the movement ever staged in Europe.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

Tentative Destinies

New Senses of Cinema! We’re also reading about John Garfield, Anna Karina, Asghar Farhadi, and Mike Leigh.

By David Hudson

Fassbinder: Politics and Patrons in Berlin

Wolf Kino invites filmmakers, writers, and curators to host screenings of six films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

By David Hudson

Pam Grier in the ’70s, ’90s, and Now

While the Wexner Center surveys her career, TCM’s podcast tells the full life story of Pam Grier.

By David Hudson