Costa’s seventh feature, Vitalina Varela, is the latest in a filmography that consistently builds on its predecessors both thematically and stylistically, telling and retelling connected stories through different points of view.
Abbas Fahdel’s documentary Bitter Bread turns a compassionate eye on the hardscrabble lives of migrants in Lebanon.
Bacurau, a ferociously angry film, straddles the thriller and the social drama, invoking the history of resistance to state violence in the Brazilian sertão.
In eschewing claims to an unmediated reality, Synonyms reveals truths about French society often masked by reality itself, while Young Ahmed obscures crucial systemic injustices in Belgium under the guise of realism.
Film poet Manfred Kirchheimer shows off beautiful restored footage he shot in NYC from 1958 to 1960 in Free Time.
In his latest film, Zombi Child, Bertrand Bonello complements his usual emphasis on aesthetics with an insightful critique of colonialism and the contradictions of liberalism.
The Wild Goose Lake is the latest Chinese crime film to smuggle a critique of the country’s inequality, surveillance, and the police state under the guise of genre.
On the centennial of the legendary dancer and choreographer’s birth, the documentary Cunningham pays tribute to his work and philosophy.
Jodie Mack’s irresistible travelogue The Grand Bizarre weaves together a kaleidoscopic meditation on how our clothes tie us together.
Godard’s most recent film uses jagged visual and sonic cuts to connect to world and cinematic history.
Standouts at this year’s New York Film Festival range from a Vincent van Gogh biopic by Julian Schnabel to a documentary on free jazz, with a range of great, art-inflected offerings in between.
The New York Film Festival’s Projections lineup has been announced and we have the complete list that includes films by Sky Hopinka, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and others.