A stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack.
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An interview with film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum about his new two-volume book collection, Cinematic Encounters.
What if James Dean lived into the ‘60s and worked primarily with French New Wave directors?
A preview of New York City's upcoming Japan Cuts festival, which runs from July 19-29.
A tribute to the late Claude Lanzmann, director of "Shoah."
A recap of the latest New York Film Festival and review of Woody Allen's newest film after its world premiere there.
Writer/director Michael Almereyda on adapting the sci-fi play "Marjorie Prime" for his latest idiosyncratic project.
An interview with filmmaker and critic Bertrand Tavernier about his new film, "My Journey Through French Cinema."
Claire Denis's "Bright Sunshine In" opened Directors' Fortnight, a parallel festival, which also presented Werner Herzog with an honorary award.
In search of a more inclusive look at the best directors of all time.
A recap of the 2017 True/False Film Festival.
A tribute to the late Emmanuelle Riva.
Meredith Brody recaps the films she saw, of past and present, at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival.
A great collection of new Blu-ray releases, including "Green Room," "Night and Fog," "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "OJ: Made in America."
Rooney Mara regrets "Pan"; U.S. military paper brands hijabs "passive terrorism"; Lena Dunham on Kesha; How Louis CK saved cinema; Harrison Ford's best non-Lucas films.
An interview with Michael Smith on the eve of his Siskel Film Center debut.
A guide to the latest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including Ex Machina, It Follows, Clouds of Sils Maria, What We do in the Shadows and more!
Agnès Varda will receive an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015.
A preview of the 2015 EU Film Festival at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
A dispatch from the 2014 NYFF, including "Hill of Freedom," "The Princess of France," "Life of Riley" and "Two Shots Fired."
Rocket Raccoon makes a comeback; Why Some Movies Shouldn't Be Explained; Fear of a Minority Superhero; Christian Indies of 2014; Profane response to net neutrality.
Haitian-born director Djinn Carrenard's nearly three-hour second feature is by turns enthralling and exasperating.
A history of movies not directly based on comic books but definitely inspired by them.
Sheila writes: I came across the photography/dioramas of Lori Nix in my wanderings through the Web and wanted to share some of it with you all, in particular her latest project called "The City". Nix writes of the project: "In my newest body of work 'The City' I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it's human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man's encroachment." You can check out the full project here, at her website, as well as take a look at some of her other projects.
Alain Resnais, a major figure in World Cinema, has died at 91.
Recent releases on Blu-ray.