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.
The Creativity of Pre-Digital Animation in the 1970s and ’80s
A program of experimental American animation at the Quad is a gift, and a riotous romp through a pre-digital creative movement.
A Yayoi Kusama Documentary Tracks a Life in Polka Dots
Kusama – Infinity spotlights both the artist’s radically successful career and how art can be a method of healing.
Female Filmmakers Intimately Tell Women’s Stories
A new series at Metrograph features documentaries made by women directors — from Chantal Akerman and Peggy Ahwesh to Yvonne Rainer and Claire Simon — about women’s lives.
Loving Vincent Is a Visually Dazzling But Weak Story About van Gogh
In short, the visuals far outmaneuver the storyline.
A Darkly Comic Animated Film Set on China’s Urban-Rural Fringe
Have a Nice Day is a stark, ruthless, and true-to-life movie about people living on the urban-rural fringe of China today.
A Documentary Lays Bare the Absurdity of the Art Market
The Price of Everything, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, looks at the trends and gambles of the art market.
A New Documentary Reveals the Living, Breathing Joseph Beuys
For the first documentary ever made about Beuys, director Andres Veiel dug into the archives, creating a film that is 95% footage of the artist.
Black Mirror‘s “Black Museum” Episode Is a Revenge Fantasy That Comes Up Short
In this popular episode, we’re presented with a symbolic reckoning against a system that remains unscathed.
As Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Closes, Remembering Its Charm and History
The theater between 62nd and 63rd streets on Broadway will close for good, after 37 years, on January 31.
Antonioni’s Rarely Seen Documentary on China During the Cultural Revolution
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.
The Story of an Unrealized Domed City for Minnesota
The Experimental City, directed by Chad Freidrichs, revisits the late 1960s plan for a city in Minnesota that would solve urban problems through futuristic technology and design.