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For the Ages

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger made 24 bold and imaginative films before falling out of favor. Now the duo that Martin Scorsese and Tilda Swinton credit as influences are getting their due

In Search of Misspent Youth

Hormones, horsepower, and hamburgers: the making of American Graffiti

Black Emanuelle Matters

A saucy sexploitation-movie series is being re-assessed as a groundbreaking feminist work in an exhaustive new boxed set

Good Help Is Hard to Find

Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter’s cult masterpiece, The Servant, turns 60

A Man Out of Time

How Robert Altman and a down-on-his-luck Elliott Gould re-invented the detective movie

Phases of the Moon

Under the Cherry Moon, Prince’s directorial debut—a black-and-white passion project set on the glistening Côte d’Azur and starring Kristin Scott Thomas—bombed when it premiered in 1986. Did the critics miss the point?

Popcorn Presidents

The movies watched in the White House provide fascinating insights into the mindset—angry, affable, aggrieved—of its inhabitants

Moment of Truth

Do historical films and TV programs need to be accurate?

Absolutely Normal Chaos

Is Ridley Scott the bluntest man in the movie business? On the press tour for Napoleon, the director swears, shouts, and says whatever comes to mind

Nia DaCosta

With The Marvels, 34-year-old Nia DaCosta is now the youngest director of a Marvel movie, and the first Black woman to have a go at the franchise

From The Office to the Lab

Lee Eisenberg knows funny. But he and his wife, Emily Jane Fox, learned a lot working together on Lessons in Chemistry

Stanley Kubrick’s Waterloo

Having just tackled the end of the world and the mysteries of the universe, the obsessive director set his sights on Napoleon. Tens of thousands of index cards later, he waved the white flag

Hollywood’s Conundrum

What will happen to the new World War II films as war rages in the Middle East?

The Little Film That Could

Despite a minimal budget and pandemic lockdowns, The Great Escaper and its octogenarian stars managed to make their way to the screen

Oklahoma, Not O.K.

Martin Scorsese’s erratic Killers of the Flower Moon takes Hollywood’s conflicting views of the Sooner State to the downbeat limit

Aria Mia Loberti

With her screen debut, in All the Light We Cannot See, the former academic is forging a path for actors in the blind community

The Plains’ Greats

Alexander Payne gives the author a Hollywood master class on wheels, with stops at the childhood homes of Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and Marlon Brando

Phony Business

J. D. Salinger refused to let his novels and stories be adapted for film and television. But that hasn’t stopped some directors

A Raging Bull’s Fighting Words

Robert De Niro has a new baby and a celebrated new film—his 10th with Martin Scorsese—but what the acclaimed actor really wants to discuss is the crazy and absurd phenomenon of Donald Trump

Hit and Run

When writers on the TV series Fauda pitched a storyline eerily similar to the recent terrorist invasion of Israel, the show’s creators dismissed it as unrealistic. Now the unthinkable has become a reality

The Devil’s in the Details

From Paolo Sorrentino’s The Hand of God to the novels of Elena Ferrante—where has this insatiable appetite for all things Naples come from?

No Exit

A great female auteur makes a bold humanist statement in Green Border

Shanti Fiennes

The British actress is taking on the role of Princess Diana in a film that imagines post-divorce Di on a carefree road trip through California

An Elegy Wrapped in a Comedy

A new book chronicles the rise of Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I from box-office failure to endlessly quotable classic