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Cosmina Stratan, center, as Voichita in Beyond the Hills, directed by Cristian M

Among the standouts at this year’s NYFF are Christian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills and Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers.

http://www.thenation.com/article/170479/makeshift-and-marginal-master

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, a drifter meets a rude awakening.

A scene from David France’s How to Survive a Plague

David France’s How to Survive a Plague, Heidi Ewing and Rache Grady’s Detropia, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage.

A massacre in Aurora and the cinema of social hallucination.

http://www.thenation.com/article/169060/shelf-life

Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Vera Farmiga’s Higher Ground; John Cassavetes’s Too Late Blues

Frances McDormand and Bill Murray in Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s White

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors, Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior

Sacha Baron Cohen, second from left, in The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator; Emad Brunat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras

Hirikazu Kore-eda’s I Wish, Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, Shirley Clarke’s The Connection, Mia Hansen Love’s Goodbye First Love, Jennifer Baichwal’s Payback

The Hunger Games

Gary Ross's The Hunger Games, Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea.

Blogs

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

NPR does a segment on Following the Ninth, a new film co-produced by Greg Mitchell.

January 14, 2014

The danger to orcas—and humans.

December 11, 2013

The Coen Brothers reanimate the Greenwich Village of the sixties.

December 5, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013

Is “collaborators” too strong a word for movie bosses dealing with the Hitler regime?

September 24, 2013

The news-leaking website, in possession of a leaked script, offers rebuttals to the film that dramatizes Julian Assange's relationship with former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. 

September 22, 2013

Nation editor Roane Carey joins a panel to unpack the Israeli documentary The Law in These Parts.

August 21, 2013