For this week's pair of writers, coping mechanisms including digging into the oeuvres of auteurs, from chronicler of the lonely American male Michael Mann to trailblazing Guadeloupean female filmmaker and activist Sarah Maldoror.

Young women are sick of the status quo in an unfairly forgotten American indie from the nineties and a classic bit of anarchy from the Czech New Wave of the sixties.

Watch Feast of the Epiphany and support Museum of the Moving Image! The first film from Reverse Shot is now available online for the first time. More theaters coming soon.

By Chloe Lizotte | May 7, 2020
At the Museum

The subjects Skoog follows the closest end up on the fringes of group gatherings. As that world seems less stable, the implication looms that technology and industry irreparably threaten the land we still very much depend on.

On the delight of "unglamorous isolation," the revitalizing energy of two iconic movie stars, and the power of a great entrance.

By Caden Mark Gardner | April 29, 2020
At the Museum

Pia Hellenthal did not want Searching Eva to be slotted into one type of film, in the same way its subject seeks not to be pigeonholed into one identity.

Two writers connect over wildly disparate movies that nevertheless give each of them that wisful parental pull. Read about the mothers and fathers of Locke and Imitation of Life.

By Edo Choi | April 24, 2020
Our House

Doc Films did not just allow us to access film history; it allowed us to express, in however humble a fashion, our own place within it and within contemporary film culture, one that only lives as a social endeavor carried out and fulfilled in a collective space.

By Eric Hynes, Chloe Lizotte | April 20, 2020
Connected

A roiling existential angst unites a high-concept comedy by Albert Brooks and a classic melodrama by Nicholas Ray.

By Susannah Gruder | April 20, 2020
At the Museum

For Eborn, the focus of Transnistra is more personal than political. “My work begins next to the character,” she said. “There’s a world around them that’s potent, it’s alive somehow. The inspiration comes from this person.”

Two strange musicals from the 1970s—featuring Catherine Deneuve and Donna Summer—help our writers find pleasure in the perverse.

By Nicholas Russell | April 10, 2020
Our House

It’s where you go to watch a movie, and it's where everyone around is likely also watching you, lest you think that being black and alone in a public space has finally become unremarkable.

By Daniel Witkin | April 7, 2020
At the Museum

"Discovering how much critical documentation of the occupation existed from very early on led me to the understanding that to try to approach this question I shouldn’t necessarily be looking only at the media or the makers of it, but rather at the eyes that see that media."

The need for the geometric sublimity of music leads two critics to two very different musical movie experiences.