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TIFF 2019. Lineup

The lineup of Toronto’s film festival is being unveiled, with new films by Pablo Larraín, Lou Ye, Noah Baumbach, and the Safdie Brothers.
Interview

Moments of Impact: A Conversation with Julia Loktev

The Russian-American director discusses her three bold films, including “Day Night Day Night” and “The Loneliest Planet,” and a new project.
Feature

Body Politics: Burt Lancaster and “The Swimmer”

A large New York retrospective spotlights the career—and body—of one of Hollywood’s greatest actors.
Feature

Weddings and Funerals: Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” and the Immigrant Family Drama

Lulu Wang’s Chinese-American drama exists in conversation with the precious few other movies made about the Chinese immigrant experience.
Interview

Catching Up with John Carpenter (from Hollywood)

The legendary Hollywood director talks about movies he’s made, movies he wants to make, shooting on location…and video games.
Feature

Video Sundays: “Cowboy Bebop” Director Reinvents “Blade Runner”

Recommended viewing: “Cowboy Bebop” director Shinichiro Watanabe’s prequel to Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.”
Column

Movie Poster of the Week: Burt Lancaster in Posters

50 of the best illustrated images of the great Hollywood star to mark his major New York retrospective.
Column

Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley Introduce “Permanent Green Light”

“‘Permanent Green Light’ was inspired by our fascination with the phenomenon of inexplicable deaths.”
Column

“Neon Genesis Evangelion,” Episodes 17–20: Father Figures

The fifth in a series of essays covering Hideaki Anno’s landmark mecha-anime, which is finally globally available through streaming.
Feature

How To Disappear Completely: Dennis Cooper and “Permanent Green Light”

The second film by experimental writer Dennis Cooper and artist Zac Farley explores the psyche of a teen who wants to blow himself up.
Column

A Straub-Huillet Companion: “From the Clouds to the Resistance”

Straub-Huillet’s first adaptation—perhaps inspired by Italo Calvino—of Italian novelist, poet, and translator Cesare Pavese.
Festival

The Best of Contemporary Japanese Cinema at Japan Cuts 2019

The 13th edition of the festival features emerging Japanese filmmakers, as well as cult classics by Makoto Tezuka and Shinya Tsukamoto.