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Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March

George Clooney’s The Ides of March, Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again, Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez’s You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo.

Movie Scene From Contagion

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Göran Hugo Olsson’s Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975, Tate Taylor’s The Help

Kerry Fox as Janet Frame in An Angel at My Table

Jane Campion reconsidered.

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?

Blogs

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

Pushing this country forward takes more than a sympathetic president.

January 8, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014