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The Favourite

There’s one scene in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite that rises above the impulses and practices of his hip nihilism, and shows something worth looking at and thinking about. A candlelit hall...

Best Films of 2018

Film in 2018 contained many things. There were superheroes imperilled more seriously than ever before, there was a romance between Sally Hawkins and a fishman, there was code-switching, there was an...

Mandy

All someone need know about Mandy, a new film from director Panos Cosmatos, is that Red (Nicolas Cage), a lumberjack, was living very happily with his artist partner Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) in a...

Private Life

The best comedies are really testing to watch. They set up scenarios so precarious in their stability that you begin a mental countdown until the whole structure tips over. This is exactly how it is...

Faces Places

“Chance has always been my best assistant”, the inimitable Agnès Varda intones towards the beginning of her newest film essay, Faces Places. Varda’s career is a gorgeous synthesis of...

The Rider

Director Chloé Zhao was filming her first feature, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), on the Pine Ridge Sioux reservation in South Dakota when she met Brady Jandreau. He was a promising bronco...

Searching

Searching is the latest in a small series of movies which take place entirely on screens. The visual field through which a viewer navigates is intelligently composed of applications, files, webpages,...