Japan Cuts 2019 Preview: Dance the Summer Away With Great New Films

"New York, New York, a helluva town!" So declare the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, in On the Town (1944), and it applies equally well today to the city that will host...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2019

With 2020 only half a year away, let's do the mid-2019 Top-Ten thing. We asked our staff of writers and editors what, in their opinion, were the best films this year so far. And because that's too easy, as writer...

New York Asian 2019 Preview: 10 Films to See

Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Asian Film Foundation present the 18th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which runs from Friday, June 28 through July 14, 2019. This year's program features another extensive survey...

Preview: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2019

Film at Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà present the 19th edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, which will unfold from June 6-12. These new crop of films reflects diverse issues facing the country, embroiled in social and political...

Maryland Film Fest Review: QUEEN OF LAPA, Clear-eyed, Intimate Look at Rio's Trans Sex Worker Community

The documentary doesn't highlight the differences of its subjects from the audience, but rather acknowledges and celebrates what we have in common: our humanity.

Preview: Panorama Europe 2019 at MoMI

Museum of Moving Image (MoMI) hosts the 11th edition of Panorama Europe, showcasing the current crop of the best European films, including both narrative and documentary works. The series presents a portrait of contemporary Europe during a period of tremendous...

Review: GRASS, Cynical, Delicious Coffee Shop Vignettes

Kim Minhee stars in director Hong Sangsoo's latest human comedy.

Art of the Real: A Celebration of Non-Narrative Filmmaking

As an adventurous spectator of cinema who writes about films and is very much interested in where cinema is headed as an art form, I can say that Art of the Real, a film series that showcases innovative, daring, non-narrative...

Interview: Bi Gan Talks LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

There are many talented young filmmakers out there but no one impressed me with their first couple of highly ambitious and accomplished films like a 30-year old Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan did. The sheer technical prowess and visual and literal...

Review: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Audacious and Unforgettable

Huang Jue and Tang Wei star in Bi Gan's sophomore effort, which doesn't disappoint.

Review: SUNSET, László Nemes' Cerebral, Dazzling Study of Chaotic Times

László Nemes doesn't give an easy answer to any of the intrigues in his film. Instead, he makes us work for it. And it's damn well worth it.

SUNSET Interview: László Nemes on His Challenging, Mesmerizing New Film

I saw Hungarian director/writer László Nemes' sophomore film Sunset at this year's Film Comment Selects series and was blown away by it. It is just as strong as his phenomenal debut film Son of Saul, a riveting Holocaust drama that...

Review: ASH IS PUREST WHITE, Epic, Unsentimental Melodrama

A deep and poignant masterpiece from seasoned filmmaker Jia Zhangke.

ASH IS PUREST WHITE Interview: Jia Zhangke on Gangster Genre and His Film

With his sprawling gangster epic melodrama Ash Is Purest White opening this Friday in New York, Jia Zhangke, the master chronicler of changing China, was in town and I was lucky enough to snag an interview. Spanning 17 years, Ash...

Interview: Mia Hansen-Løve on Her Daring New Film MAYA

Mia Hansen-Løve is one of my very favorite directors working today. Her infinitely wise films about the passage of time, the beautiful characterizations of the people who inhabit her work, as well as her willingness to always expand her cinematic...

AMANDA Interview: Mikhaël Hers on Grief, Music and Summer

With his thoughtful presentation of loss, grief and human connection and youthful melancholy in medium length films (just around the 1-hour mark) Montparnasse and Primrose Hill, I was hooked on Mikhaël Hers’ gentle artistry. With the two features that followed,...

Preview: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at FSLC

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Uni France again team up for the 24th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center, this year from February 28 through March 10. The series puts an empasis on showcasing new...

Preview: Film Comment Selects 2019

In its 19th edition, Film Comment Selects provides a showcase for various films from around the world, their contribution to cinema deemed important and vital by Film Comment Magazine's esteemed editors. This year's lineup includes Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Bird,...

Review: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's THE WILD PEAR TREE Sings Superb Post-College Blues

As always with Celyan's films, watching his latest feels like reading a good, dense book, filled with rich characters and delicious philosophical musings.

Review: Jean-Luc Godard's THE IMAGE BOOK Remains Urgent

The master's latest essay film is a hard nut to crack, but it's worth the effort.