Journal

Essays

Red Angel

Essay

The Intellectual and Sociopolitical Exploitations of Yasuzô Masumura

BY Jonathan Rosenbaum

A look at the films of iconoclastic Japanese director Yasuzô Masumura.

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Essay

Step Right Up

BY Violet Lucca

On the sleazoid, A-picture noir Nightmare Alley (1947).

Repo Man

Essay

I Did It My Way

BY Vikram Murthi

Looking back at Repo Man, an evergreen middle-finger to all the ordinary fuckin’ people out there.

Interviews

Interview

Welcome Back to the Metrograph Bookstore

BY Metrograph

The Metrograph Bookstore has re-opened doors, under the loving care and curatorship of Matt Folden and Nick Pinkerton.

Interview

A teenager with some chalk

BY Nick Pinkerton

An interview with Radu Jude about his 2020 film Uppercase Print.

Interview

My Dinner with Andrzej

BY Daniel Bird

An interview with Żuławski from 1998.

Q&As

Q&A

Jim Jarmusch

BY Metrograph

Following a screening of The Dead Don’t Die at Metrograph in June 2019, the director discussed the origins of the film, teenagers, environmentalism, and working with actors.

Q&A

On Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazón

BY Metrograph

Editor Maureen Gosling, a co-director of Del Mero Corazón and a longtime collaborator of Les Blank, and Harrod Blank, who oversaw the restoration of the films, joined Argot Pictures’s Jim Browne for an in-theater chat in June 2019.

Q&A

Barbara Hammer in Conversation with Carmel Curtis

BY Carmel Curtis

The pioneering experimental filmmaker joined Metrograph in late 2017 for an extensive Q&A.

Videos

Video

The Werewolf of Washington

BY Metrograph

Critics Simon Abrams and Sheila O’Malley discuss their shared love for the film.

Video

Putney Memories

BY Metrograph

A video essay on Putney Swope

Video

The Aviator’s Wife Q&A

BY Metrograph

Director Matías Piñeiro, actress Marie Rivière, and frequent Éric Rohmer editor Mary Stephen joined Metrograph last fall for a discussion about Rohmer’s film.

Excerpts

Giants and Toys

Excerpt

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.

Excerpt

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.?)

Excerpt

Making a Monster

BY Daniel Bird, Serge Toubiana, and Pascal Bonitzer

An excerpt from an interview with Anderzej Żuławski published in Cahiers du Cinema in may of 1981.