Mambéty made films that are political only on a broad, symbolic level, and their subject is the soul of a people who have been tricked into a troubling fate.
A series at the Japan Society opening on April 5 further complicates the definition of the Japanese New Wave cinema, whose parameters are typically difficult to define.
Whatever might be truth or fiction in Birthday is used in service of the book’s main question: What has been the purpose of the author’s life?
Simple descriptors can’t do justice to his monumental life.
The first of a three-part retrospective of Pasolini’s films began at Metrograph, starting at the end of Pasolini’s career with the films that are among his most conflicted, comic, and punishing.
Natalie Portman stars as a pop star who survived a school shooting in director Brady Corbet’s new film about the desensitizing powers of idol worship.
The Other Side of the Wind, long considered one of the most famous films never released, arrives on Netflix this November.
In light of a new documentary on the composer, Sakamoto shares what compels him to write music and the influence of film on his work.
Sara Driver’s new documentary Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat wants to bring the young art star back down to earth, but often can’t help positioning hovering him above.
A new documentary made up solely of footage of the tennis star shot in 1984 is a meditation on the psycho-dramatics of sports and a pure celebration of the body in motion.
Film Forum’s retrospective marking the centennial of the Swedish auteur’s birth includes 48 of his films, which we’ve dutifully ranked from best to worst.
Antonioni’s experimental travelogue of the early days of the Cultural Revolution is a complex, sometimes confusing, and priceless document of a transformative moment in Chinese history.