Despite Joan Didion's experience in Hollywood, only one film captures on film the unique writing of the author.
"The actual story, with all its dimensions and elements, is immense, not squeezable into a film format."
A collection of gorgeous Eastern European posters for the 1970s films of the late, great auteur.
For Francis Ford Coppola, "The Conversation" would form a quartet of exceptional work from a decade of crowning excellence.
The fourth entry of the "Matrix" franchise wrestles with its own meaning as a blockbuster.
"...a wish to make a film as gentle, careful, and at the same time as overwhelming as this performance will follow me for many years."
In a year of disrupted events and screenings, small artisan films were in danger of falling by the wayside. These are worth discovering.
In our annual poll, we pair our favorite new films of 2021 with older films seen in the same year to create fantastic double features.
"My hope is that you (...) embark on Gritt’s bumpy journey and allow yourself to be moved, captivated, disturbed, empowered, and inspired."
From cutting Éric Rohmer's final films to Chinese documentaries, Mary Stephen is an essential artist working in the unsung art of editing.
Starring alongside a tremendous Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper took over direction of this story of intergenerational strife and parental abuse.
The wild cinema of the New York independent filmmaker engages deliriously and directly with our precarious present existence.
After a year of cancelled film festivals and theatrical releases, 2021 has had an abundance of great cinema. From Dea Kulumbegashvili’s debut Beginning, to Guillaume Brac’s sunny All Hands on Deck, and Tsai Ming-liang’s masterful Days, this series highlights some of our favorite films of the year.
The artist discusses her feature debut, about a mother-daughter pair who maintain upper-class appearances as they fall deeper in debt.
On the great director's birthday, revisit the radical visual ingenuity that made Jean-Luc Godard's 1960s cinema the face of a new generation.
Dead daises found in Bresson's film—and not in Dostoevsky's short story from which it is adapted—reveal the cracks and faults in a marriage.
Billie is a 15-year-old girl who fantasizes Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother and plays mother to her younger brother, Nico. Meeting up with their friend Malik, they run away from home to roam free from their parents’ eye, discovering freedom and enchantment among boats and railway tracks.
"That drive to create is something inherent, essentially entwined with me, my consciousness and awareness."
The American director delves into his latest boundary-pushing documentary, made in creative collaboration with survivors of sexual abuse.
"This film is about community, it’s about a close-knit family of friends that found each other in post-9/11 downtown NYC..."
The actress's directorial debut adapts a 1929 novella about how two Black friends navigate their relationship to race and those around them.