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On Downtown 81

By Amy Taubin

A vital document of the New York New Wave, featuring a haunting Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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A Guide to Samurais & Cowboys

By Metrograph

A guide to all things Samurais and Cowboys, published on the occasion of Metrograph's new series, Live By The Sword, Die By The Gun: Samurais and Cowboys.

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Loss of Face

By Nick Pinkerton

On Edward Yang’s Taipei-set, corporate-world “comedy,” A Confucian Confusion.

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ALSO STARRING… JOE PESCI

By Alexandra Molotkow

An onscreen fling with Joe Pesci.

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DECADANCE

By Simon Reynolds

Trancing out in Millennium Mambo and turn-of-the-millennium Taiwan.

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Woodcock

By Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

On the holiday spirit of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread.

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Typical Girls

By Chloe Lizotte

On Joanna Hogg’s riotous directorial debut, Caprice.

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Sex, Drugs, and Post-Apocalyptic Plants

By Margaret Barton-Fumo

The “nutty“ films of Masashi Yamamoto.

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Vincent Lindon’s Tough Love

By Graham Fuller

On French cinema's preeminent hangdog.

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Letter to Jane: Notes for a Hypothetical Piece

By Hilton Als

How does one relate to an icon like Jane Fonda?

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Dark Webs

By Mark Asch

Decoding Michael Mann’s Blackhat.

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Tang Wei: The Look of Love

By Phuong Le

On Lust, Caution, the explosive debut of Tang Wei