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March Books

Fiction by Lee Chang-dong, a spotlight on Cary Grant, and essays on Stan Brakhage are among this month’s highlights.

By David Hudson

First Person

How to Stay, When to Vanish

The author of the novel Fiona and Jane looks back on a relationship that never quite solidified—and a future that never quite arrived—through the prism of Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night.

By Jean Chen Ho

Did You See This?

Back on Track

This week: Good news from repertory programmers, new columns, and a talk with Louis Garrel.

By David Hudson

Jeanne Moreau, Cinéaste

New York’s Film Forum presents new restorations of the three features Moreau directed.

By David Hudson

SXSW Awards and Headliners

While the competition juries have their say, critics spotlight a few favorites from the gala premieres.

By David Hudson

First Look 2023

New York’s Museum of the Moving Image presents new discoveries as well as selections from Sundance, Rotterdam, and Berlin.

By David Hudson

Last Hurrah for Chivalry: Long Live Chivalric Brotherhood

A pivotal early film from legendary Hong Kong director John Woo, this martial-arts classic explores the heroic ethos of youxia, Chinese warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to fight for justice and fulfill their promises.

By Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park

The Everything Oscars

After an evening of comebacks and righted wrongs, now’s a good time for a quick glance back to previous campaigns and ceremonies.

By David Hudson

The Velvet and the Worms: Ester Krumbachová’s Unsung Legacy

Primarily known as a costume and production designer, this multitalented visionary deserves to be more widely recognized as one of the most important creative forces behind the Czechoslovak New Wave.

By Jonathan Owen

Did You See This?

Oscar Weekend

While Hollywood celebrates itself, MoMA spotlights video artists.

By David Hudson

Previewing SXSW 2023

This year’s edition retains that SXSW signature mix of boldfaced crowd-pleasers and fresh discoveries.

By David Hudson

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cinema of Now

BAMPFA’s series of screenings and conversations runs from Friday through May 12.

By David Hudson

Claire Denis: Cinéma Courageux

The six-film series at the Coolidge Corner Theatre includes the three features Denis made in Africa.

By David Hudson

Everything’s Going for Everything

The Daniels’ juggernaut has won seven top Indie Spirit Awards and swept the major guilds.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?

So Many Long Roads to Justice

The reconstruction and preservation of history are crucial elements of all of this week’s stories.

By David Hudson

Jeanne Moreau, Actrice

The Film Forum series spotlights Moreau’s close working relationships with Louis Malle, François Truffaut, Orson Welles, and Marguerite Duras.

By David Hudson

True/False 2023

This year’s lineup blends world premieres with fresh arrivals from Berlin and Sundance.

By David Hudson

India Song and Baxter, Vera Baxter: In the Thrall of Duras

One of the towering figures of postwar French literature, Marguerite Duras was also an innovative filmmaker whose rarefied cinematic style dared audiences to see less and listen more.

By Ivone Margulies

Hollywood Shuffle: Against Type

In his directorial debut, Robert Townsend channeled his frustrations with the typecasting of Black actors, resulting in a satire whose hilarious critique of Hollywood still resonates today.

By ​Aisha Harris

Allô Berlin? Ici Duvivier!

The Arsenal in Berlin presents the first retrospective in Germany dedicated to the “master of poetic realism.”

By David Hudson

Berlinale 2023 Awards

The Golden and Silver Bears sparkled, but many of the true gems were to be found in the Encounters program.

By David Hudson

Did You See This?


This week we celebrate Michelle Yeoh and revisit classics by Kim Ki-young, Marguerite Duras, and Bill Forsyth.

By David Hudson

Berlinale: Poetry and Prose

Notes on new features from Christian Petzold, Angela Schanelec, Margarethe von Trotta, and Volker Koepp.

By David Hudson

Brothers and Sisters in Berlin

Siblings mourn the parents they’ve lost in new films from Dustin Guy Defa, Philippe Garrel, and Susana Nobre.

By David Hudson