By Paul Felten
The once-fashionable Mike Figgis, and specifically his unsung One Night Stand, played a vital, fondly remembered role in this writer’s budding cinephilia.
By Michael Koresky
Poltergeist is the subject of the inaugural edition of a column in which writers and filmmakers are invited to share the viewing experiences that shaped their early movie love into life-defining passions.
The comedian/director/musician joined us for a screening of Marisa Silver’s 1984 film at Metrograph on November 28, 2018.
By Yasmina Price
Considering Black women’s cultural production, on the 30th anniversary of Julie Dash’s groundbreaking first and only feature, Daughters of the Dust.
By Gabriel Jandali Appel
In a six-part pseudo-travelogue, Orson Welles playfully self-mythologizes his way across Europe.
By Rebecca Lyon
A Chicago Film Society project embraces the mysterious test-image subjects known only to projectionists and other apostles of analog.
By Margaret Barton-Fumo
Lisa Rovner’s new documentary, Sisters with Transistors, shines a collective light on trailblazing sonic artists long overdue for recognition.
By Laura Kern
In a pair of films, the acclaimed Danish duo lay the foundation for a lasting cinematic partnership.
By José Teodoro
Emotional logic prevails in Claire Denis’s L’Intrus, inviting us to share its itinerant protagonist’s unmoored state.
By Aliza Ma
With Center Stage, Stanley Kwan blends formal styles to tell the story of the tragic silent Shanghainese starlet Ruan Lingyu and redefines the biopic.
By Genevieve Yue
On the existence of a secret cinema found on the fringes of Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles.
By Zia Anger
Being a teenager can feel apocalyptic. Sometimes a film about the end of the world is the best medicine.