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5 Films to See This Week in New York: ‘Dragon Inn,’ ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ and More
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Portrait of Eva Hesse on Film
April 28, 2016
In a 1970 interview with the art historian Cindy Nemser, Eva Hesse succinctly described her position as an artist.“I don’t mind being miles from everybody else,” she said confidently,...
5 Films to See This Week in New York
December 23, 2015
“Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes, Brooklyn Academy of Music, through December 31I have a conflicted relationship with “Carol,” the latest film from Todd Haynes. Or at least a more...
“Mr. X: A Vision of Leos Carax” at Film Forum
August 19, 2014
To engage with the cinematic world of Leos Carax is to engage in a world like no other. Even among his small body of work — five films over 30 years — there are no easily defined and...
William Friedkin's “Sorcerer,” Back From the Dead
May 28, 2014
“What went wrong?” asked L.A. Times critic Charles Champlin, reviewing William Friedkin’s “Sorcerer,” in 1977. It was a common question, asked by many, but one that has been reevaluated...
Perfect Hitchcock Pair at Film Forum in New York
March 07, 2014
The shadow of World War II looms over "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938), the most accomplished and beloved of the thrillers Alfred Hitchcock made in his English period....
VIDEO: Inside the 10-Year Rijksmuseum Overhaul
January 09, 2014
Dutch filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk got more than she bargained for in 2004 when she decided to create a documentary film about the renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.The overhaul of...
VIDEO: Havana Marking on the Pink Panthers
August 02, 2013
“Poverty is the mother of crime,” a quote commonly attributed to Marcus Aurelius, hangs over “Smash and Grab,” a new documentary from filmmaker Havana Marking (“Afghan Star”). The subject...
"La Beauté du Diable" Revisited at Film Forum
August 01, 2013
World War II changed everything, at least for a while. In 1950, René Clair — a pioneer avant-garde filmmaker, creator of the Dada classic “Entracte,” and subsequent paradigm French...
Andrew Bujalski's Latest Gambit: "Computer Chess"
July 17, 2013
A double or maybe a triple nerd-fest, influential independent Andrew Bujalski’s typically deadpan “Computer Chess” is a small movie with a comic novel premise and a near cosmic theme...
Carlos Reygadas's “Post Tenebras Lux" to Open at Film Forum
April 30, 2013
The showiest member of the new Mexican cinema, Carlos Reygadas, is part stuntmeister, part visionary — a wildly ambitious post-Warhol impresario who, often working without...
VIDEO: Andre Gregory On the Film "Before and After Dinner"
Craig Hubert, Kristen Boatright
April 03, 2013
André Gregory is a born storyteller, so much so that an entire film, “My Dinner with André,” was built around his oratory prowess. At the age of 78, you’d think that a person with the...
"The Pirogue" Depicts the Plight of Senegalese Boat People
January 18, 2013
Writing of Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” the French journalist Marjolaine Gout has described it as “a philosophical tale where Noah’s Ark metamorphoses into ‘The Raft of the Medusa.’” ...
Hoberman: In “5 Broken Cameras,” an Unflinching View of the
May 30, 2012
Can cinema verité set you free? A home-movie made under house arrest in Teheran, Jafar Panahi’s “This is Not a Film” documents one sort of imprisonment; “5 Broken Cameras,” a modest,...
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