- Filmmaker Bertrand Mandico has illustrated the 70th anniversary cover of Cahier du Cinéma, entitled "Gloria, angel of the history of the cinema."
- The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center have announced the lineup for the 50th edition of New Directors/New Films. Screenings will take place from April 28-May 8 through the MoMA and FLC virtual cinemas, and in-person screenings at FLC through May 13. The lineup of 27 features and 11 shorts includes Theo Anthony's All Light, Everywhere, Andreas Fontana's Azor, Alice Diop's We (Nous), and Jane Schoenbrun's We’re All Going to the World’s Fair.
- Another Gaze's free streaming project, Another Screen, has announced two new programmes: Hands Tied, about hands (and their relation to work, pleasure, touch, and so on), and Eating the Other, about gendered notions of eating.
- The first official trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's Belle, which follows a 17-year-old girl who enters a massive online world as her avatar, Belle.
- The latest issue of Cinema Scope has arrived, featuring interviews with Denis Côté and Ramon & Silvan Zürcher, an overview of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and essays on the films of Fern Silva, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, Joyce Chopra's Smooth Talk, and Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head.
- For 4Columns, Michelle Orange explores intertwined notions of selfhood and desire in Éric Rohmer's Tale of Springtime, now playing at Film Forum’s virtual cinema.
- Anthony Hawley writes on the temporal order of Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2019), and its depiction of an "intergenerational, microorganic kinship between expired Homo sapiens and the planet."
- Vulture's Joshua Hunt has written an eye-opening investigation into the lucrative "geezer teasers" produced and directed by producer and filmmaker Randall Emmett.
- Cristina Álvarez López reflects on Agnès Varda's Jane B. par Agnès V. and its dynamic song-like editing, as well as its depiction of a woman turning 40.
- In a new interview with the New York Times, Raoul Peck discusses the making of his new documentary series, Exterminate All The Brutes, which incorporates semi-reflexive dramatizations and archival footage to create a “new vehicle to make you feel what the real world is."
- The first issue of Caligari, a new quarterly mixed-genre periodical of cinema, arts, and letters, is out. The issue includes contributions by Jia Zhangke, Amy Heller, Devika Girish (in conversation with John Akomfrah), New Red Order, and more.
- The Seventh Art has embarked on a new translation project: Luc Moullet’s book on Cecil B. DeMille, entitled Cecil B. DeMille, The Emperor of Mauve. The first chapter focuses on DeMille's first films between 1914 and 1915.
- Screen Slate's Kaitlyn A. Kramer reviews Jessica Sarah Rinland's Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another, which is currently showing on MUBI.
- Website This Long Century has updated its roster of artists, offering a new selection of insights and reflections by Nathaniel Dorsky, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Hilal Baydarov, and Trinh T. Minha-ha.
- From Saigoneer, a fascinating story of a lost Vietnamese film from 1974, The Green Age, retrieved from under the bed of its filmmaker and newly released online.
- "Stubborn to the point of madness, drawn into a zone beyond the dampness complex." Artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman reflects on Erich von Stroheim's legendary 1924 film Greed for Punto de Vista Festival the Hoosac Institute.
- From NTS, two delightful mixes featuring the best sounds and tunes of the Taiwanese New Wave: one by Anu and Grace Wang, and another for NTS' Sounds on Screen series.
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- Carolyn Funk finds One Shot to encapsulate the delightfully frivolous comedy of Ernst Lubitsch.
- Matt Turner interviews Alexander Koberidze, who shares the process behind his second film, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?.
- Madeleine Wall delves into Jessica Sarah Rinland's investigation of the original and the reproduction in Those That, At A Distance, Resemble Another. The series Hands-On: Two Films by Jessica Sarah Rinland is now playing in many countries.
- For our latest Notebook Primer, Henri de Corinth provides an extensive introduction to the wide-ranging form and intricate history of animation in Poland.
- Steve Macfarlane revisits the year 2006—what may have been Hollywood's last year making big weird movies—in his appraisal of Alejandro Agresti's The Lake House.
- For his Movie Poster of the Week column, Adrian Curry presents the surprisingly well designed posters for the 1970's comedies of the late, great George Segal.