I’m scared to think of how people will react to What Is This Film Called Love? (I’m expecting two-star reviews) and this fear is exciting, like a fairground ride.
No, a Chilean film that premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at Cannes, takes an unpromising-sounding subject: Chile’s 1988 referendum.
Sex, politics and intrigue in the Danish court
Marco Tullio Giordana’s latest exploration of modern Italy revisits one of its defining moments of the last half century: a terrorist bombing of a bank in Milan and its aftermath, including enormou...
British director Sally Potter is possessed of a distinct, independent vision.
He makes quality films, no doubt, but if quantity were the gauge, Michael Winterbottom would certainly be cinema’s gold medalist.
Everyone’s got a mess somewhere in their family history. But few could take it on like Sarah Polley has.
Tales from a hired killer
Indonesian killers turn camera onto themselves
Sexual tourism on Kenyan beaches
A memory of my father in a cool-season evening, sitting on my bed (I was seven years old) and telling me, in a slightly thickened voice, the story of the fisherman who found the djinn in a bottle w...
Deepa Mehta adapts a classic novel
unforgettable performance from Telluride 77
Recreating the Old East in ‘Barbara’
Al-Mansour’s struggles for freedom
Deep inside Israel’s Shin Bet
Revisiting a Central Park Crime
Inside the heart of the Palestinian conflict
Michael Haneke takes us to the end
How did a Romanian-born, Paris-trained artist wind up making big-band shorts in Burbank, Calif., for the Warner Bros. studio? Jean Negulesco’s life story reads like a fable, and he spoke about it i...