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The Archaeology of Film: Close-Up on Filipa César's "Spell Reel"

A diligent and painstaking recording of the processes of excavating, restoring and exploring the after-lives of the films of Guinea-Bissau.

Movie Poster of the Week: “Maigret Sets a Trap” and the Art of Nathan Gelgud

An interview with the creator of the auteur tote bag.

Northern Streams: Future//Present at VIFF 2017

The 2nd year of Vancouver's program of emerging Canadian filmmakers takes chances, offering higher highs and lower lows than in 2016.

The Speed of Passion: Close-Up on David Lean’s "Breaking the Sound Barrier"

A post-war endorsement of British ingenuity and determination, and an emotional, blazing depiction of sacrifice and scientific achievement.

The Forgotten: Raoul Servais' "Harpya" (1979)

In Raoul Servais' macabre animated Harpya. a bourgeois bachelor is persecuted by a malign bird-creature. Forever.

Rushes. byNWR, "She's Gotta Have It" Remake, Manny Farber, Amy Adams

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.

Jesse McLean Introduces Her Film "Wherever You Go, There We Are"

I am motivated by a deep curiosity regarding human behavior, relationships, & the ways emotions are lived in an age of mediated experience.

Directors in New York: Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor

A video interview with the Sensory Ethnography Lab founders about their new documentary on the notorious cannibal Issei Sagawa.

Down in the Flood: Close-Up on "Housekeeping"

Bill Forsyth finds the underlying poetic qualities in the prose of Marilynne Robinson in the 1987 adaptation of her novel.

Cinema Does Not Fit On a Hard Drive

The former director of the Austrian Film Museum on the preservation of film heritage & what it means to preserve cinema in the 21st century.

A Twist of Fate: Close-Up on "The Chase"

Once a third act twist hits this way-out 1946 noir the movie becomes quite different—and quite more than noir.

Pain Pays the Income of Each Precious Thing: Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"

By what means the film "Barry Lyndon" acquired the style and title of Stanley Kubrick's imprimatur.