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September 10, 2019
Repertory cinema is alive and well across the world, and the TCM Classic Film Festival is the zenith of repertory
April 10, 2019
In this exploration of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s filmography, professor Susan Napier paints a fascinating portrait of the world this
April 10, 2019
Much has been written about Steven Spielberg. He is, after all, the highest-grossing director of all time, and has managed
March 14, 2019
In a year where Netflix has continued to grow at an astounding rate, the streaming platform’s biggest leap was its
February 21, 2019
Milwaukee may not be the first city that jumps to mind when thinking of the film industry as a whole.
January 10, 2019
Located right in between Texan powerhouses Houston and Austin, Waco has been slowly but surely making a name for itself
November 21, 2018
Building up an impressive resume, Charlie Plummer continues his budding career with this viscerally effective horror film. Telling the tale
September 15, 2018
Returning for the sixth time, Beyond Fest continues to build on its reputation as the home to all of Los
September 12, 2018
Whether you’re a moviemaker, critic, or devoted film collector, lovers of cinema can all agree: A Criterion Collection release is
May 16, 2018
Hot off of his Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory’s 1987 follow-up to A Room with a
May 11, 2018
“How do you make it in this brutal fucking business?” This is the question that indie moviemaking mainstays Mark and
May 10, 2018
A trailblazer in radical 1970s cinema, Melvin van Peebles’ home-grown experimental milestone gained a new audience at this year’s TCM
May 3, 2018
There is nothing as permanent as death and there is no desire as strong as the desire to transcend death.
Traffik Deon Taylor
April 19, 2018
One of the hardest working filmmakers in the industry, Deon Taylor has been making features for over 10 years. His
March 5, 2018
One of the most celebrated cinematographers in filmmaking, Roger Deakins has, until last night, been always the bridesmaid and never
March 3, 2018
In the pantheon of mother-daughter movies, it might seem like a simplistic statement to say that what makes Greta Gerwig’s
March 3, 2018
Garnering Christopher Nolan his very first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, Dunkirk represents the apex of his
Paul Thomas Anderson Phillip Seymour Hoffman Black Panther
March 3, 2018
With Phantom Thread giving Paul Thomas Anderson his first Best Director nomination since 2007, the American auteur has scored his biggest success
March 3, 2018
In this video essay, Evan Puschak of Nerdwriter seeks to examine the many different ways by which genre conventions can
February 23, 2018
Many filmmakers have attempted to translate the unknowable horrors of the Lovecraftian mythology to a visual medium. With Annihilation, Alex
February 8, 2018
The Music of Silence casts a poetic lens on the life of Andrea Bocelli, the famed Italian singer who has persevered
February 6, 2018
As one of the founding fathers of the French New Wave, Francois Truffaut used cinema to capture “truth 24 times
September 8, 2017
I had the honor of attending last weekend’s Telluride Film Festival as a member of its 44th Student Symposium, which
Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman
June 2, 2017
It’s always been tough for female directors to find the same amount of work that male directors have. Thankfully, in