Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic of Hannah Arendt is a film about ideas that remains intellectually detached from them.
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty; Alexander Sokurov’s Faust; Wladyslaw Pasikowski’s Aftermath
Stories of shipwreck and drift are Hollywood’s new allegories of national ruin.
Jia Zhangke’s Touch of Sin, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and other highs (and lows) from the New York Film Festival.
Gravity and the three-dimensional tears of Sandra Bullock.
Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn; Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller; Peter Morgan and Ron Howard’s Rush; anniversary wishes to Stuart Klawans from Rabbi Simcha Feffeferman
An Iranian director’s ongoing meditations on the nature of illusion and reality, truth and consequences.
Hollywood’s wonkiest director hasn’t stopped working. He’s finding new problems to solve—and toying with us again.
The happy ending to Hollywood’s summer: not guy gets girl but guy gets job.