Rarely seen and essentially inaccessible to those based in the US, 1947’s Les jeux sont faits is getting a not-to-be-missed screening in Los Angeles.
Films that Explore How Resentment Shapes Us
On Resentment, a film series opening at BAM on March 20, probes the question: “How does resentment channel our attentions and efforts, and to what ends?”
Hans Op de Beeck Stages Silence
A whimsical fantasia constitutes the film’s emotional and intellectual core.
A Cult Reggae Classic Deemed “Too Controversial” Finally Gets US Release
Babylon (1980) portrays Jamaican musical collectives, called sound systems, as movements of decolonization and resistance.
In 3 Faces, Three Generations of Iranian Actresses Grapple with Oppression
Iranian director Jafar Panahi has violated his 20-year government-imposed filmmaking ban to make a powerful feature about Iranian women’s relationships to art and labor.
How MASS MoCA Transformed a Struggling Mill Town Into an Art Hub
Worlds collide in a new Meryl Streep-narrated documentary that traces the evolution of Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.
The New Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic Is Ironically Timid
The movie barely feels invested in Mapplethorpe’s art, much less in trying to replicate its sensibility.
Mockumentary Series Documentary Now! Makes a Brilliant Parody of Marina Abramović
Tonight’s episode, “Waiting for the Artist,” is the perfect introduction to this odd and wonderful show.
A Filmmaker’s Journey Through His Mother’s Jamaica
Khalik Allah’s Black Mother looks at maternity as a symbol, using it to understand various subjects in Jamaica.
The Origins of the Colombian Drug Trade Told Through an Indigenous Family’s Eyes
The female-forward characters and the matrilineal Wayúu tribe the movie orbits have gone surprisingly under-explored by film critics.
A New Documentary Unveils Remarkable Footage of the Apollo 11 Mission
The astonishing documentary Apollo 11 cobbles together forgotten footage shot by NASA employees and uncatalogued audio recordings from personnel who worked on the Apollo program.
Taking the Highway to Freedom with a Green Book
The documentary is a travelogue that embarks on a journey through present-day America, using the Green Book as its guide.