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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

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

The Long Strange Trips of Wojciech Jerzy Has

Film at Lincoln Center presents all fourteen features by the director of The Saragossa Manuscript (1964) and The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973).

By David Hudson

Boston Underground 2024

BUFF’s twenty-fourth edition offers plenty of scares and local talent.

By David Hudson

Melbourne Toasts Gloria Grahame

The Cinémathèque presents three double features, and all six films star “noir seductress nonpareil” Gloria Grahame.

By David Hudson

March Books

It’s an eclectic bunch this month, featuring a new play, a ban on the color green, and Godzilla.

By David Hudson

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Living Memories

Brussels celebrates Chantal Akerman, Hirokazu Kore-eda remembers Ryuichi Sakamoto, and there are some intriguing projects in the works.

By David Hudson

SXSW: Awards, Star Power, and Controversy

A bittersweet comedy and a documentary about a Shakespeare production in a virtual world take the top prizes.

By David Hudson

BFI Flare Lights Up London

This year’s edition opens with Amrou Al-Kadhi’s Layla, and Elliot Page will be on hand to talk about Close to You.

By David Hudson

First Look 2024

The thirteenth edition offers twenty features, new short films by Kevin Jerome Everson and Nathaniel Dorsky, workshops and more.

By David Hudson

Oppenheimer’s Big Night

After scoring eight nominations over more than twenty years, Christopher Nolan is finally taking home a couple of Oscars.

By David Hudson