Anatomy of the Devil

By Walerian Borowczyk

A short story by Walerian Borowczyk, newly translated by Michael Levy.


Objects of Beauty

By Daniel Bird

Fine art, arthouse, and grindhouse collide in the work of Polish director Walerian Borowczyk.


For Snow Queens

By Darryl Pinckney

An excerpt from Darryl Pinckney's essay, looking back on the '60s jazz romance Paris Blues.



The Sadean Cinema

By Gary Indiana

An excerpt from Gary Indiana's forthcoming essay collection Fire Season, which looks at Salò, the last film made by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The Confrontation


The Confrontation

By J. Hoberman

On the Hungarian master Miklós Jancsó’s most controversial film.

Goodbye, Dragon Inn


Pop Paradise Lost

By Nick Pinkerton

An excerpt from Nick Pinkerton’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn.

Giants and Toys


Is It a Breakthrough? (The Modernists of Japanese Film)

By Nagisa Ōshima

Nagisa Ōshima’s 1958 assessment of the rebellious crop of filmmakers then-emerging in Japan—including one Yasuzô Masumura.


Cinema 16

By Metrograph

a sampling of Cinema 16 membership applications signed by certain noteworthies, some perhaps predictable (Sontag), some unexpected (William F. Buckley, Jr.?)


The Films of Doris Wishman

By Peggy Ahwesh

The American experimental filmmaker and video artist Peggy Ahwesh’s appropriately low-budget ’zine The Films of Doris Wishman was originally published in 1995. Copies of the reprint published in 2019 by Light Industry and Inpatient Press are currently for sale in the Metrograph Bookstore at 7 Ludlow.


An Excerpt from
Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

By Adam Nayman

In his new book, the critic examines Phantom Thread ’s luxurious, intricate weave of contradictions as part of a critical study of its subject’s overall body of work.


Up and Down the Ladder: Excerpt from an Unpublished Manuscript c. 1933

By Francis Ford

In an excerpt from his unpublished memoir about his time in Hollywood, actor Francis Ford describes working in early cinema, a period when audiences hadn’t fully grasped the differences between screen and reality.