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Ameena Matthews (left) speaks to a crowd in The Interrupters.

Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz’s The Interrupters; Raul Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon; Jon Favreu’s Cowboys and Aliens; David Yates’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2; Brit Marling’s Another Earth; Miranda July’s The Future

Jeff Daniels as Charlie Driggs in Something Wild

James L. Brooks’s Broadcast News, Alan Rudolph’s Trouble in Mind, Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild.

Protestors at the 2008 Republican National Convention

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip, Azazel Jacobs’s Terri, Eve Annenberg’s Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish.

Jessica Chastain and Tye Sheridan in The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick's Tree of Life; David Balding's One Lucky Elephant; Kristen Wiig's Bridesmaids; Todd Phillips's The Hangover Part II.

Ellen Burstyn as Lois Farrow in The Last Picture Show

How B-movie directors and young mavericks rattled Hollywood's dream machine.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams; Joe Wright's Hanna; Andreas Lust's The Robber; Daniel and Diego Vega's Octubre.

Readjustments: On 'Win Win,' 'The Adjustment Bureau' and 'My Perestroika'

Is it a good thing that film—not the audiovisual materials that exist everywhere but movies, projected in public spaces— has stopped being central to American life?

Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy; Matt Porterfield's Putty Hill; Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light; J. Hoberman's new book, An Army of Phantoms

Lee Chang-dong's Poetry, Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are, Ron Howard's The Dilemma

The highlights of 2010 included Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol and the twenty-fifth-anniversary rerelease of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah.
 

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