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A Video Tribute to the Movie Song Moment of the Year

December 18, 2014
LI'L QUINQUIN

LI’L QUINQUIN’s Lisa Hartmann makes ‘’Cause I Knew’ as unforgettable as the four-part serial itself.

Better than BOYHOOD? Ten Best Films of 2014

December 13, 2014 | 3 Comments
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

The very best film of the year opens a way for us to see out of the cinema we already know into one that’s yet to come.

Three Visions of Utopia in A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

December 9, 2014
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

Slippery states of transcendence: one search leads to another.

The Best First Features of 2014

November 30, 2014
THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT

It’s been a remarkable year for breakout filmmakers.

Josephine Decker’s Flashes of Brilliance

November 20, 2014

Reading the memorable moments in Josephine Decker’s promising new films.

Three Movies in One: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

November 4, 2014
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL

A three-pronged approach to one troubling, moving immigration story, from Honduras to the Mexican desert, with Gael Garcia Bernal.

How THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI Invented the Horror Movie

November 1, 2014
CABINET DR CALIGARI

Seeing THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI through the eyes of social and cultural critic Siegfried Kracauer.

Video: Open Source Epic SITA SINGS THE BLUES

October 28, 2014

Sita swoons to a Jazz Age Ramayana in Nina Paley’s SITA SINGS THE BLUES.

Ten Best Ways to Make a Movie on the Economy

October 22, 2014
WE THE ECONOMY

It’s big. It’s complex. It’s abstract. So how do you make a movie about the economy?

A Documentary Monument: KARAMAY

October 20, 2014
Watch KARAMAY on Fandor.

The public record of a suppressed tragedy earns its six-hour runtime with immersion in a community’s grief.

10 Must-Sees at the 50th Chicago International

October 10, 2014
NEXT TO HER

Panning for gold at the Chicago International Film Festival turns up gems.

The World’s Greatest Docs, All in One Video

October 9, 2014
THE EMPEROR'S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON

Watch the thirty greatest documentaries of all time in six minutes.