Should you see Purple Rain? Yes. The answer is yes. Of course, that's the perspective from someone living in a world that has already been influenced by three decades of Purple Rain's greatness. It's a film recognized by all non-jive turkeys as an absolutely beautiful marriage between modern music a ... More >>
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What took octogenarian auteur Sidney Lumet so long to get an Oscar? He made too many movies.
Reeling from holiday fare, a movie reviewer goes head to head with his id
A modest proposal for a New York Times critic who should let pop eat itself
Our favorite 'Candidate' returns--to Madison Square Garden
Michael Haneke's new film is noble--and that's a good thing
'The Battle of Algiers' is joined by our own current campaign
Electrelane get their guns, David Denby misfires, and Two Poets should be shot
'The Last Samurai' reveals how the west was wan
Is David Thomson the world's greatest film critic?
A satirist's belated acclaim mirrors our own screwy self-image
'2001' brings its enormous mysteries into the third millennium
The National Entertainment State Stands Firm--Then Runs Away
By Default, Pasolini's 1968 Salvo Signals the Key Battle in the Walker's 'Revolution'
After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival
Jean-Luc Godard's jubilant Band of Outsiders seems as fresh today as in 1964
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
With Juliet of the Spirits, the devilish director of 8-1/2 welcomed his audience to hell--but grandly
A critic and a curator butt keyboards over the Rohmer retrospective
Twenty-four hours of watching paint dry with Eric Rohmer
Sweet November shows that it ain't 1968 anymore
With Movie Wars, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum positions himself as the last line of defense against Hollywood tyranny
Steven Spielberg's debut, The Sugarland Express, captures a humanity from before the age of the blockbuster
The Coen Brothers' debut feature Blood Simple reopens the file on these reticent Minneapolitans
Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film
Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue is a must-see epic of moral dilemmas
Being John Malkovich is easier done than said
While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration
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An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood