Journal

Essays

Essay

Another Round with Vinterberg & Mikkelsen

BY Laura Kern

In a pair of films, the acclaimed Danish duo lay the foundation for a lasting cinematic partnership.

Essay

Uncharted Territory

BY José Teodoro

Emotional logic prevails in Claire Denis’s L’Intrus, inviting us to share its itinerant protagonist’s unmoored state.

Essay

Split Image

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.

Conversations

Q&A

Nan Goldin in Conversation with Agustina Comedi

BY Metrograph

The two artists discuss Comedi‘s Silence is a Falling Body and Playback, as well as her journey into filmmaking, LGBT culture in Argentina and the U.S., and cultural movements in each nation.

Q&A

Aaron Sorkin in Conversation with Kenneth Lonergan

BY Metrograph

The two writer/directors discuss Sorkin‘s latest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, tracing its origins involving conversations with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hayden, and detailing a production that only became more relevant as the years progressed.

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.

Videos

Q&A

Nan Goldin in Conversation with Agustina Comedi

BY Metrograph

The two artists discuss Comedi‘s Silence is a Falling Body and Playback, as well as her journey into filmmaking, LGBT culture in Argentina and the U.S., and cultural movements in each nation.

Q&A

Aaron Sorkin in Conversation with Kenneth Lonergan

BY Metrograph

The two writer/directors discuss Sorkin‘s latest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, tracing its origins involving conversations with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hayden, and detailing a production that only became more relevant as the years progressed.

Q&A

Gianfranco Rosi in Conversation with Ross McElwee

BY Metrograph

The kindred-spirit documentarians take us through Rosi’s career and their shared immersive, one-man approach to filmmaking.

Excerpts

Excerpt

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.

Excerpt

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.