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Arnaud Desplechin on Hitchcock and Bergman’s Influence on ‘Ismael’s Ghosts,’ Catholicism, and Vaping

“The magic of cinema is that you will catch moments, and you will propose these moments to the audience.”


Connor Jessup on His Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and the Profound Impact of His Films

A documentary that leans neither towards behind-the-scenes nor bio formats, A.W. is a leisurely and meditative piece that matches the filmmaker’s easygoing personality and patient rhythm.


Armando Iannucci on the Tragedy and Comedy of ‘The Death of Stalin’ and Needing to Dial Down History

In time for The Death of Stalin’s theatrical expansion, we talked to Iannucci about finding that balance between historical accuracy and comedy, replicating Russia in London, and why he’s removing himself from the present to make sense of it.


The Film Stage Show Ep. 288 – Thoroughbreds

We welcome Charles Bramesco to talk about the darkly comic thriller Thoroughbreds. How many affluent, sociopathic white people is too many? How many is not enough? We discuss.


New to Streaming: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Jane,’ ‘Mimosas,’ and More

All the newly streaming films on Amazon, MUBI, and more.

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Chelsea Girls,’ Al Pacino, ‘Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]


The Film Stage Show Ep. 287 – A Wrinkle in Time

We travel the length and breadth of the universe in our conversation about A Wrinkle in Time, the newest film from Ava DuVernay.


Christian Petzold on ‘Transit,’ the Refugee Crisis, ‘The Sopranos,’ and Cinematic Rules

We spoke to the director below about commenting on the refugee crisis without making it the message, why he doesn’t deceive his audiences, the brilliance of The Sopranos, Harun Farocki, and more.


Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘The Shape of Water,’ Jean-Luc Godard, Yuletide Terror, and More

Our latest deep-dive into recent books on cinema is heavy on 2017 follow-ups. But there’s also a unique look at late Godard, a romp through holiday horror, and a visually inventive stroll through 101 memorable movies.

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