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François Ozon, IN THE HOUSE

April 20, 2013

The maverick French director speaks about bridging generational divides, the art of adaptation and his new fourth-wall breaking meta-drama.

Video: The Gospel Faces of Pier Paolo Pasolini

March 27, 2013 | One Comment

In advance of Easter Sunday, a tribute to the greatest version of the life of Jesus Christ ever filmed.

Video: How Carl Dreyer Created a ‘Cinematic Uncanny’

March 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

Investigating one of the creepiest films of all time, with insights inspired by one of the world’s leading film scholars.

The Year in Film 2012: Scenes and Performances

December 28, 2012

Lists and notes on the best scenes and top performances of 2012.

The Film 100: Winsor McCay, no. 36

December 13, 2012

Winsor McCay found the wonders of animation a challenging diversion from his daily drawing, and the film industry found itself the perfect pitchman.

From the Original Horror Franchise, a Clear Standout: Barrymore’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

November 29, 2011

John Barrymore’s performance is one of the subtlest and most intelligent to be found anywhere.

Tropical Melancholia: Director Chantal Akerman on Her Best Work in a Decade

November 1, 2011
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Chantal Akerman discusses her new film “Almayer’s Folly.”

Making Films for the Company: Tilda Swinton on Derek Jarman

October 21, 2011

Tilda Swinton has worked with dozens of directors of all backgrounds, but none has mattered more in shaping her work than Derek Jarman.

A Swan Song Self-Portrait in Sound: Derek Jarman’s “Blue”

October 20, 2011

Sound, color and meaning combine to make Derek Jarman’s “Blue” much more than “a mid-level gallery gimmick.”

NYFF ’11 Review: For George Clooney, Bad Dad is a Model Role in “The Descendants”

October 20, 2011
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George Clooney must make amends with his past to be a good parent to his two estranged daughters.

Radical Shakespeare: The Alchemy of Derek Jarman’s THE TEMPEST

October 18, 2011
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Derek Jarman’s THE TEMPEST reinterprets Shakespeare’s canonical work with his avant-garde sensibility.

Essential Insights: Derek Jarman

October 17, 2011

This week we celebrate the life and art of the late Derek Jarman, one of Britain’s most influential film artists.