Wang Bing’s Youth (Spring) looks at China’s young textile workers who have migrated from rural homes to stitch mass-produced children’s clothes.
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Sophie Monks Kaufman is a freelance culture journalist based in London. She's the author of Close-Ups: Wes Anderson and the writer/director of the short film I Do Not Sleep.
David Cronenberg Creates a World Where “Surgery is the New Sex”
Starring Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen, and Kristen Stewart, Crimes of the Future is funny, serious, and sexy all at once.
Kelly Reichardt Probes What Keeps Artists from Doing Work
Her recent film Showing Up features Michelle Williams as a sculptor who’s constantly driven to distraction.
Ruben Östlund Satirizes the Lives of the Mega-Rich in Triangle of Sadness
Now playing the Cannes Film Festival, the new film from the director of The Square embarks on a luxury cruise that goes to hell.
Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras, and Other Filmmakers Reflect on the Pandemic Year
The seven shorts of the anthology The Year of the Everlasting Storm are impressively varied, given the constraints under which they were made.
Wes Anderson’s Latest Conjures a Confectionary Vision of France
The infamously elaborate director’s new film takes us to Ennui-Sur-Blasé, where employees of a US newspaper get into whimsical capers.
When More Than 5,000 Workers Resisted Rupert Murdoch’s UK Media Takeover
The documentary Wapping: The Workers’ Story recounts a pivotal moment in UK labor history.