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Great Absence Review: Kei Chika-ura’s Drama is a Triumph of Structure
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It could be argued that the closest relative to films about dementia is the murder mystery. There are certainly many common features: a victim and an enigmatic killer; false memories and red herrings; clues from which an identity must be...
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Red Rooms Trailer: A Serial Killer Case Unfolds Acclaimed Psychological Cyber-Thriller
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An acclaimed thriller that’s played at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Overlook Film Festival, and beyond, Pascal Plante’s Red Rooms is now arriving this...
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Crossing Review: Levan Akin’s Drama Finds Authenticity Within Formulaic Queer Narrative
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There’s no description of Levan Akin’s Crossing that won’t make it sound like the kind of feel-good dramedy which would have taken Sundance by storm in 2006. It has all the key ingredients: an inter-generational friendship forged between a curmudgeonly...
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The Criterion Channel’s August Lineup Includes Youssef Chahine, Paul Thomas Anderson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Photographer Cinema & More
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The Criterion Channel’s August lineup pays tribute to auteurs of all kinds: directors, actors, and photographers, fictional or otherwise. In a notable act of preservation and advocacy, they’ll stream 20 titles by the Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine, here introduced by...
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Moving Trailer: Shinji Somai’s Restored Classic Arrives in Theaters This August
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One of the great batches of recent restorations are those from Shinji Somai, as detailed by Jaime Grijalba in our feature last year. The latest to get a wider release is the new 4K restoration of his 1993 classic Moving,...
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Meanwhile on Earth Trailer: I Lost My Body Director Jérémy Clapin Returns With Sci-Fi Tale
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After crafting one of the most imaginative animated films of the last few years with the Oscar-nominated Cannes premiere I Lost My Body, director Jérémy Clapin returned this year in the live-action realm Meanwhile on Earth. World premiering at Berlinale...
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The Film Stage Show Ep. 543 – Thelma (with Joyce Kulhawik)
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Welcome to a new episode of The Film Stage Show! Brian Roan and Robyn Bahr are joined by Joyce Kulhawik to discuss Thelma, now in theaters. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes...
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Michael Mann Launches New Online Archive and Provides Heat 2 Update
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Michael Mann’s research into and hands-on approach to his work would make even the most committed artist blush. God knows how deep the cabinets and shelves on each project––especially the ones that never got made––truly run, and it’s the nature...
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Eyes Wide Shut Turns 25: Watch an Extended Interview with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Ahead of Next Month’s 35mm Screenings
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Stanley Kubrick’s final film opened 25 years ago today to largely befuddled disinterest. Even in more recent years its champions (Martin Scorsese most notable among them) seemed quixotic claiming it would someday receive appreciation à la 2001, Barry Lyndon, or...
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Sebastian Stan Undergoes a Transformation in First Trailer for A Different Man
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While it’s still up in the air if his Donald Trump biopic The Apprentice will ever see the light of day in the U.S. before this November’s election, Sebastian Stan’s other major 2024 film will be arriving this fall. Aaron...
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