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  • The Agitators

    published September 4, 2007

    Perhaps the most talented—and certainly the most politically sophisticated—of Hollywood blacklistees, Bronx-born writer-director Abraham... More >>

  • Still Cronenberg

    published September 4, 2007

    I've said it before and hope to again: David Cronenberg is the most provocative, original, and consistently excellent North American director of... More >>

  • Father of Invention

    published August 28, 2007

    Fritz Lang was a pulp maestro—perhaps the greatest in movie history. Lang's official masterpiece M (1931) is the original portrait of... More >>

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Set-Pieces

    published August 21, 2007

    Johnnie To may not be the last man standing, but he is the lone Hong Kong action director who's done his best work in the aftermath of the crown... More >>

  • Before Bourne . . .

    published August 21, 2007

    The French Connection, which caps Film Forum's "NYC Noir" series with a week-long run in a new 35mm print, is a multifaceted period... More >>

  • Bad for the Mormons

    published August 14, 2007

    One of the American indies least likely to appear at Sundance, September Dawn recounts the grim tale of the 1857 Mountain Meadows... More >>

  • It's Mumblecore!

    published August 14, 2007

    First, the 16mm New Wave; then the super-8 No Wave; and now, an American film movement, based on DV, with a name that might belong to one of Harry... More >>

  • Delirious

    published August 7, 2007

    Agently attitudinous, generally zippy urban fairy tale about pop stars and the hangers-on who coddle (or prey upon) them, Tom DiCillo's ... More >>

  • Under the Influence

    published August 7, 2007

    The Summer of Love that gives its name to the Whitney's current survey of '60s psychedelic art was always a fantasy—indeed, the LSD-fueled... More >>

  • Melodrama King

    published August 7, 2007

    A show biz all-rounder, Vincente Minnelli established his Hollywood reputation as one of MGM's premiere directors of musicals, including Cabin... More >>

  • Redeeming Feature

    published July 31, 2007

    Wong Kar-Wai without subtitles (at least for Anglophones), My Blueberry Nights landed with a splat last May in Cannes, leaving a purplish... More >>

  • Back to The Brig

    published July 3, 2007

    Back in the late beatnik era, the Living Theatre was the public face of the downtown vanguard—offering a club, a crusade, and a cause... More >>

  • Defending Manhattan

    published July 3, 2007

    Manhattan—back for a week at Film Forum in a new 35mm print—is not just Woody Allen's dream movie. Wistful as it is witty, it's... More >>

  • Hell House

    published June 26, 2007

    The horror of the bourgeoisie can only be overcome by more horror." So said the solemn hippie cannibals of Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend. And... More >>

  • Hat Trick

    published June 19, 2007

    The universe of Jean-Pierre Melville is so specific to the movies that it verges on abstraction. The sun rarely shines and the universe weeps when... More >>

  • Dr. Feelgood

    published June 19, 2007

    “We’re Americans. We go into other countries when we need to. It’s tricky, but it works.” So declares Michael Moore in the... More >>

  • Summer of Love

    published June 12, 2007

    Drawing on the most scandalous summer romance in English literature, Pascale Ferran's Lady Chatterley is itself a sort of vacation—a... More >>

  • Happy B-day, John Wayne

    published June 12, 2007

    How can I hate John Wayne upholding Goldwater and yet love him tenderly when he takes Natalie Wood into his arms in the last reel of The... More >>

  • Pop Goes Godard

    published June 5, 2007

    I first saw Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 Pierrot le Fou when I was 17, having sneaked into a press screening at the New York Film Festival, and... More >>

  • The Mystery of the Tween Demographic

    published June 5, 2007

    So lame it's . . . cool? Nancy Drew, writer-director Andrew Fleming's attempt to jump-start a new Warner Bros. franchise, is a movie... More >>

  • The Revolution Must Be Televised

    published May 29, 2007

    Recipient of the Camera d'Or last year at Cannes, where prize-winning Romanian films have become the norm, Corneliu Porumboiu's first feature, ... More >>

  • Everyone’s a Winner

    published May 22, 2007

    CANNES, FRANCE—The 60th Cannes Film Festival was a generous one—and so was its jury, bestowing the Palme d’Or on the least... More >>

  • America Cannes

    published May 15, 2007

    CANNES, France— The world's preeminent film festival celebrated its 60th birthday party, the opening banquet catered by the world's... More >>

  • All Herzog, All the Time

    published May 8, 2007

    As a filmmaker, Werner Herzog has more in common with the intrepid explorer-cineastes of the silent era than with anyone working today. Herzog,... More >>

  • Fuller's Front Line

    published May 1, 2007

    "Film is a battleground. Love, hate, violence, action, death . . . in a word, emotion." So said Sam Fuller (in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le... More >>

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