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    ABOUT ENDLESSNESS (Roy Andersson 2019) US release Apr 30, 2021

    Gloom as high art and profound philosophy

    Where Andersson, ever painterly in his reference points, claims the influence of the New Objectivity art movement, with its angular clarity, elsewhere in...
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    BEAST BEAST (Danny Madden 2020)

    DANNY MADDEN: BEAST BEAST (2020)

    The young people today, oh my

    American teen life has long had alcohol, drugs, petty crime, sex, heartbreak, clothes and laziness as distractions. Now there's...
  3. maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka 2020) - Metrograph release

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    STILL FROM maɬni - TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE

    Opened yesterday, April 2, 2021 at Metrograph in New York

    Two meditative interviews with...
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    MALNI - TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE (Sky Hopinka 2020)

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    STILL FROM maɬni - TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE

    Opened yesterday, April 2, 2021 at Metrograph in New York

    Two meditative interviews with...
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    ND/NF 2021: Descriptions of the films

    Aleph ( Iva Radivojevic) Structured as a labyrinth-like game and inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, Aleph is a...
  6. There are also shorts: Beyond Is the Day dir....

    There are also shorts:

    Beyond Is the Day dir. Damian Kocur
    Binh dir. Ostin Fam
    Heaven Reaches Down to Earth dir. Tebogo Malebogo
    Hola, abuelo dir. Manuela Eguía
    I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face...
  7. NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2020 (April 28-May 9, 2021)

    It starts later this year due to the pandemic; the 2020 series was delayed till Dec. This is the 50th anniversary of ND/NF, so there is a retrospective series of selections from early years,...
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    Seen or not, Mank is the obvious cinephile's...

    Seen or not, Mank is the obvious cinephile's choice. I'm rarely as well prepared as I am this time, having not only seen but written reviews of all eight Best Picture noms. I also rarey feel as...
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    Minari trailer
    Admittedly, I can't watch this without tearing up.


    Peter Bradshaw's enthusiastic review appears in the Guardian today (April 1,...
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    http://www.chrisknipp.com/images/nari.jpg ALAN...

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    ALAN S. KIM AND STEVEN YEUN IN MINARI

    Johann:
    Mank is the logical cinephile's choice, a celebration of cinematic complexity recreating a memorable,...
  11. L'INTRUS / THE INTRUDER (Claire Denis 2004) now available on metrograph.com

    CLAIRE DENIS: L'INTRUS (THE INTRUDER) (2004)

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    MICHEL BUTOR IN L'INTRUS

    Terminal odyssey

    Before L'Intrus ("The Intruder") I'd seen other Denis...
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    Leading the nominations at last Fri. Mar. 12's...

    Leading the nominations at last Fri. Mar. 12's César Awards with 13 nominations, Emmanuel Mouret's "Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait' ("Love Affair(s)") "only" received the trophy for best...
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    The OSCARS 2021

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    THE OSCARS 2021


    Full list of nominations

    Source: Screen Daily

    Best Picture
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    The OSCARS 2021

    THE OSCARS 2021

    Full list of nominations

    Source: Screen Daily

    Best Picture
    The Father
    Judas And The Black Messiah
    Mank
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    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021: some comments.

    Like the New York Film Festival and New Directors series for...
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    Thanks for the tip.

    Thanks for the tip.
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    SUMMER OF 85/ÉTÉ 85 (François Ozon 2020) ...

    SUMMER OF 85/ÉTÉ 85 (François Ozon 2020)

    Ozon has finally adapted a tragic gay romance he may haver wanted to film when he started out: he read the YA novel as a teen. Outstanding performances...
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    The state of French cinema. Ozon comments. (His...

    The state of French cinema. Ozon comments. (His SUMMER OF '85 will be the final review in this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema coverage.)
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    FINAL SET/CINQUIEME SET (Quentin Reynaud 2020)...

    FINAL SET/CINQUIEME SET (Quentin Reynaud 2020)

    A French pro tennis player whose promise vanished early makes one last move at 37 to get into the French Opens at Roland-Garros. A movie that...
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    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)...

    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)

    An oddball buddy picture this time about two illegal goofals who find a giant fly, for a change Dupieux has made a movie that's fun to watch and talk...
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    A L'ABORDAGE (Guillaume Brac 2020)...

    A L'ABORDAGE (Guillaume Brac 2020)

    Another vacation trip with Brac, this time a particularly accepting, multi-racial one.
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    The César Awards, Mar. 12, 2021

    The Césars, Paris March 12, 2021

    We're in the final four films of Filmleaf's ongoing coverage of the 2021 New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Here are the results of today's César awards,...
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    LOVERS/AMANTS (Nicole Garcia 2020)...

    LOVERS/AMANTS (Nicole Garcia 2020)

    A brood noirish love triangle with a well known cast, Pierre Niney, Stacy Martin, and Benoît Magimel. But it never quite gets off the ground, starting with a...
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    IBRAHIM (Samir Guesmi 2020)...

    IBRAHIM (Samir Guesmi 2020)

    Strong feature directorial debut by longtime actor Guesmi is a Bressonian tale with hints of Italian neorealism of a naive teenage boy from the banlieue with a...
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    THE BIG HIT/UN TRIOMPHE (Emmanuel Courcol 2020)...

    THE BIG HIT/UN TRIOMPHE (Emmanuel Courcol 2020)

    About a burnt-out actor coaching prison inmates into a much-admired production of WAITING FOR GODOT, with Kad Merad, this is what the French call...
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