By Daniel Witkin | January 10, 2019
At the Museum

To process the layers of brutality and often half-hearted deceit that constitute much of contemporary public life in the former Soviet Union is no enviable task, but Loznitsa has taken it up with gusto.

January 5, 2019
Years in Review

Zama, Let the Sunshine In, If Beale Street Could Talk, Burning, Happy as Lazzaro, First Reformed, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Western, Roma, Hale County This Morning, This Evening

By Demitra Kampakis | December 5, 2018
At the Museum

Close is the kind of actor who excels at navigating the delicate balance between intense physicality, brewing shrewdness, and shattering vulnerability, which is why even her most morally compromised characters nonetheless have familiar strokes of humanity and sympathy.

By Jeff Reichert | November 19, 2018
At the Museum

Talal Derki remains close to this family, capturing meals, the children in bed or at play, men chatting before heading off to combat, rendered as normal as getting into a car for a morning commute.

By Jeff Reichert | November 8, 2018
At the Museum

In the films of Corneliu Porumboiu, seemingly insignificant details, questions, and disagreements ripple outward, like pebbles tossed into a still pond, until they become deep inquiries into history, language, and ethics.

By Jeff Reichert | November 2, 2018
At the Museum

Once There Was Brasilia is a sci-fi epic about assassins from space and the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, achieved on a shoestring budget.

The Invitation, The Ghost Train, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, A Scary Time, Messiah of Evil, Panna a netvor

By Nick Pinkerton | October 19, 2018
At the Museum

In this mephitic atmosphere, an assertion of the sanctity of simple domestic pleasures (of pleasure itself) is tantamount to an act of artistic resistance.

By Michael Koresky | September 25, 2018
At the Museum

The past is always present, but that does not just mean that it haunts or permeates our contemporary world: the past reconstitutes and recombines our very processes, internal and external, our molecules, our narratives.

By Jordan Cronk | September 4, 2018
At the Museum

Blake Williams has achieved a holistic union of his own that speaks at once to the transformative power of the moving image and the oceanic force of its full deployment.

Is Putin the cause or the result of Russia’s systemic ills? A tentative answer might be found in the Russian cinema of the 21st century, which, as it happens, coincides with the beginning and ongoing rule of this postmodern tsar.

By Adam Nayman | June 22, 2018
At the Museum

The super-fan has progressed to secretary, then understudy, then professional and romantic usurper. Six years before Invasion of the Body Snatchers, All About Eve tapped a rich vein of existential panic tied to the theme of replication and replaceability.

Two halves form a harmonious whole in Feast of the Epiphany, the new feature from Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert and RS writer Farihah Zaman. Feast made its world premiere on June 23 at BAMcinemaFest 2018. More dates to come.

What of art then? Is its thrill ever about aesthetics alone? This question is just one of many raised by Barbara Visser’s smart, approachable, and entertaining documentary The End of Fear.