Masha Shpolberg interviews Volodymyr Tykhyy, one of the founders of Ukraine’s Babylon’13 collective.
Eric Smoodin traces the history of La Clef, the Paris cinema that was occupied by cinephiles and activists 3 years ago.
Julie Ann Ward on intimate partner violence and technology in sci-fi films and TV.
Girish Shambu on the cinema of futurity at International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
J. M. Tyree analyzes the workings of non-whiteness and color in “The Green Knight.”
Hongwei Bao on the film and media crackdown in China and the country’s official attitude toward culture.
Brian Hu on the Asian American hero documentary, its sub-genre of the “intersectional hero film,” and invocations of solidarity.
Girish Shambu highlights three activist-minded, grassroots streaming projects that were launched during the pandemic.
Shannon Kelley pays tribute to Liza Minnelli and analyzes her unshakeable appeal.
Gina Marchetti on the various ways in which China marks Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland”.