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Chasing Kong

On Hollywood's trips to Skull Island, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Vietnam-inspired revival in theaters now.

What I Did Last Summer: Close-Up on Takeshi Kitano’s "Kikujiro"

Re-appraising the Japanese master's yakuza-and-child road trip film.

Rushes. Asian Film Awards, James Gray, Anatomy of a Gag, Agnès Varda

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

The Nature of Borowczyk’s Passion: Close-Up on "The Beast"

A wildly (a)rousing comedy of manners—or the lack thereof—filled with Buñuelian absurdity and eroticism.

Reappearing Fireflies: Bruce Baillie in Vienna

Ideas of life and community are transformed into sounds, colors & film by the American avant-garde filmmaker and his company Canyon Cinema.

Playthings Playing Things Straight: Close-Up on Anna Biller’s "Viva"

Few films today seem critical in the same way as Anna Biller's first feature, "Viva," a loving resurrection of the sexploitation picture.

Journal (6.6.16 - 1.10.17)

The latest installment in the filmmaker's series of journal-films—A diary penned with cinema.

"What Is An Iceberg?": Close-Up on Teresa Villaverde's "Trance"

How the Portuguese director opens her 2006 feature.

Boundaries Overcome: An Interview with Manuela De Laborde

The Mexican artist discusses her practice and her journey to make her "first work of cinema," the short masterpiece "AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN."

All About My Director: Close-Up on Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways"

The beacon affirming the Québecois wonderkid as a filmmaker with a personality, rather than just a brash brat.

Avi Mograbi Introduces His Film "Between Fences"

"When I read about this in the newspaper, I couldn’t help but think of similar events involving Jews in WWII..."

Review: Here Comes the Rain Again—Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “After the Storm”

A dispersed family comes together after a massive typhoon in the Japanese master's patient and wise drama.