November/December 2018

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Happy as Lazzaro 
By Manu Yáñez Murillo
Alice Rohrwacher bends, breaks, and rewrites the rules in her time-denying, gently political films, and her new movie is her most splendidly nonconformist saga yet

If Beale Street Could Talk 
By Nick Davis
Barry Jenkins finds uncommon cinematic grace and beauty in his adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of love and pain

By Aliza Ma
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or–winning film is the latest—and perhaps most moving—in his long line of dramas that interrogate the meaning of family

Willem Dafoe
By Amy Taubin
On the occasion of his aching performance as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate, the actor looks back on a career of inhabiting wildly different creatures

Leigh Ledare 
By Eric Hynes
Who are we? Why are we here? Rarely have these questions felt so literal as in the purposefully frustrating new documentary The Task. Its elusive director tries to (not) respond

Belmondo vs. Delon
By Julien Allen
The symbiotic love-hate relationship of two French icons over the decades has made them inseparable, even in each other’s eyes

Jacques Tourneur 
By Nick Pinkerton
Though the Cat People director is remembered for cloaking his cinema in exquisite shadow, his career was about more than night


THE PRE-SHOW | News, views, conversations, and other things to get worked up about
News, Inspired: Barry Jenkins on If Beale Street Could Talk, Release Me: Beatriz Seigner’s Los Silencios by Nicolas Rapold, Peevish, Directions: Claude Lanzmann by Eric Hynes, Restoration Row: Tomu Uchida’s The Mad Fox aka Love, They Name Be Sorrow by Max Nelson

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