The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
It's good enough to move the story along, but no more than that. It has a good heart, exemplified by its inspiring heroine. If only…
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A tribute to Isabelle Huppert as the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival plans to do the same this weekend.
An interview with Héloïse Godet of Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language."
A dispatch from the 2014 NYFF, including "Hill of Freedom," "The Princess of France," "Life of Riley" and "Two Shots Fired."
This is a dispatch about the first weekend of NYFF 2014, including Green's "La Sapienza" and Fincher's "Gone Girl".
Bob Fosse's masterpiece "All That Jazz" jumps back and forth through the past and the present, and through memory and fantasy, but it also collects the history of film editing in one story.
An appreciation of the life and work of the legendary producer Menahem Golan.
Mike Cahill's "I Origins" is just the latest in a history of film's obsessed with the human eye.
An interview with Emmanuelle Seigner, star of Bitter Moon, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and the new Venus in Fur.
A love letter to classic movie villains; Seth Rogen is not a victim of the Santa Barbara killings; Remembering Jeff Vice; Cliff Curtis on playing multiple ethnicities; Who is a feminist now?
The annual presentation of the 2014 Palme de Whiskers was a star-studded affair this year.
Paul Walker's digital double; Why Godzilla is still king; The legacy of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"; Larry Kramer on "The Normal Heart" movie; How internet journalism destroyed Tom Cruise.
Barbara Scharres is back with a Cannes report on the premiere of Jean-Luc Godard's 3D "Goodbye to Language."
A history and appreciation of R.W. Fassbinder on the launch of a retrospective screening series at the Lincoln Center.
A history of movies not directly based on comic books but definitely inspired by them.
Barbara Scharres previews the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes releases their lineup; Fargo, the TV show; Landmark anime; Under the Skin and Only Lovers Left Alive; Documentary subjects who don't want to be documentary subjects.
Writer Glenn Kenny responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Cohen Media Group has made a name for itself as a boutique DVD and Blu-ray label, bringing overlooked and under-appreciated works of cinema to new audiences.
Walter Biggins defends Armond White, the City Arts critic and editor who was recently expelled by the New York Film Critics Circle, as a provocative but necessary voice in movie criticism.
Writer Peter Sobczynski responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Brian Doan wonders if Mark Cousins' "The Story of Film," showing over 15 weeks on TCM this fall, deserves all the praise it has received.
Sheila writes: We're all familiar with the horror movie cliche: someone (usually a woman) is alone, creeped out, and investigating a sound she finds ominous. Naturally, it turns out to be just a cat, but that cat can give a pretty good scare. Thankfully, we now have "Supercut: It's Just a Cat" to get our feline scare-fix all in one place.
Fiona Apple fumes; defending "The Story of Film"; bringing "Gravity" lovers back to earth; inside the Tenenbaum house; David Byrne on how the 1% Are Ruining New York.
Sheila writes: BAFTA-award winning "Pitch Black Heist" is a 13-minute film directed and written by John Maclean, starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham (reunited after their 28-minute one-take scene in Steve McQueen's 2008 film "Hunger"). Here, they play two criminals hired to crack a safe. The only catch is that they must do their work in the dark: any light at all will trigger the alarm. Elegantly filmed in black-and-white, it's a taut fun little thriller with a twist ending. In case the video doesn't work here, you can also view it at Cinephilia and Beyond.