Megan Ratner reports from New York’s New Directors/New Films festival, praising The Minister, Las Acacias, and Stanley Kubrick’s debut Fear and Desire.
Brigitta B. Wagner reports from the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, reviewing Farewell My Queen, Sister, Jaurès, Revision, Barbara, and Our Homeland.
Mark Fisher reviews Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, two films about journeys that end in uncertainty rather than self-discovery.
A web-exclusive debate about Todd Haynes’s miniseries Mildred Pierce between Amber Jacobs and Rob White, covering questions of desire, labor, economics, psychoanalysis, and feminism.
Mark Fisher reviews Steve McQueen’s bleak, blank tale of New York addiction and emptiness, starring Michael Fassbender, Shame.
Nina Power and Rob White discuss the politics and aesthetics of Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world drama, Melancholia.
Edward Buscombe reviews The West, 1898–1938, the latest boxed set from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
A review of the cult British TV show, A Very Peculiar Practice, a black comedy set in a regional university in the Thatcher era.
Megan Ratner’s review of David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method incorporating interview comments by the director.
Report from the London Film Festival 2011: Dark Horse (Todd Solondz), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay), Shame (Steve McQueen), Carnage (Roman Polanski), A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg), and Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos).