Today is my last day in Venice, which always makes me blue. Yesterday morning, on the way to my final screening, a tourist with an Eastern European accent I couldn't quite identify stopped me a block or so from the sad and shuttered Hotel des Bains and asked me if it was open. "I have seen it in the ... More >>
The Fall 2014 Issue
[Summer Guide 2014]
The sun's out, and you've likely jumped back on the exercise bandwagon. Hungry as a result? Head to one of these food events and replenish your energy.
Every Sundance there's a crowd-pleaser, and most years it's got one degree of separation from the Little Miss Sunshine crew. But the most delightful flick of the 2014 fest is an unconventional documentary with no plot, no dialogue, and nothing but party. Living Stars, a fleet 63-minute film by Argen ... More >>
Jewish tradition on the big screen
Park City's Breakouts
A moment becomes a movement
Zombies, jerk-offs, and transcendence
Films, stars, and the festival itself combat easy categorization
They were all cuddly and romantic at the Tribeca Film Festival party for his The Five-Year Engagement. And then they got all publicly snuggly again at the festival's bash for her Take This Waltz.
Daily updates from the Festival
One of the most innovative and prolific narrative filmmakers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Chilean-born, Paris-based director Raul Ruiz died today in Paris of a pulmonary infection. Ruiz wrote and directed well over a hundred features and TV mini-series in Chile (from which he e ... More >>
Easy Rider zooms into Bryant Park
As the lights were going down for tonight's Tribeca Film Festival screening of the doc Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, the entire theater heard a woman screaming "Security! Security! Come here!" Had a drag queen choked on an eyelash? Two burly guards who had been standing in the aisle wat ... More >>
Tonight the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with a free outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's Elton John/Leon Russell documentary The Union at the North Cove at the World Financial Center, and the movie will be followed by a live performance by the Rocket Man himself. The screening starts at 8 ... More >>
PanahiReceived yesterday from David Sterritt, Chairman of the National Society of Film Critics: In early March, Jafar Panahi was arrested at his home by Iranian security forces. He has since been held without charge, in stressful conditions that have evidently damaged his health. The member ... More >>
Staffers flee. New blood moves in. And still the question remains.
Dubai is getting a Guggenheim Museum, and the Met will stream operas there. Now another local institution is going Middle Eastern: the Qatar Museums Authority will partner with the Tribeca Film Festival to create the Tribeca Film Festival Doha, which will premiere next November. Robert DeNiro and ot ... More >>
Deliverance, John Boorman's muscular 1972 classic about a weekend of male bonding gone all wrong, is a film that seems to inspire ridicule, pastiche and parody—easy-to-chew fodder for The Simpsons or South Park. Perhaps that's because its four suburban male protagonists aren't so much characters a ... More >>
The best of contemporary Japanese films
Lesbian schoolgirl terrorists and hair extensions gone wild? Must be the NYAFF
12-plus-hour Out 1 returns to MOMI. Bring snacks.
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
In the shadow of Da Vinci, Cannes '06's first great film: A visionary American comedy about the end of times
After Sundance short-shrift, American independent films get their due in Rotterdam
An indie distributor gambles on the explicit and the extreme
Storm of a century: Ken Jacobs's outsize anthem of discontent
HK's Fest Forges a Post-Colonial Path
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Distributing the Art-House Wealth on the Cheap
Beyond the Buzz
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly