- Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn has won the Golden Bear at the 71st Berlinale. See the list of this year's award winners here.
- Feminist film journal Another Gaze has announced the upcoming launch of its free streaming platform, Another Screen, which will be available worldwide from March 12. Programming will begin with a retrospective dedicated to the late Italian filmmaker Cecilia Mangini.
- The official trailer for Roy Andersson's About Endlessness, which won Best Director at the Biennale in 2019. Read Leonardo Goi's Venice review of the film here.
- Janus Films has released its trailer for the restoration of Eric Rohmer's Tale of Four Seasons, an elegant cycle of moral parables.
- Until March 23, viewers have the opportunity to watch Tsai Ming-Liang's Madam Butterfly (2008), a DV-shot short film set in Kuala Lumpur, on the Cinémathèque française website.
- Filmmaker Michael Robinson's latest work is a music video for Evening Botany's song "Two Faces." The mystifying video is described as "an incantation to queer icons past. Inspired by and dedicated to Kenneth Anger, Derek Jarman, and Ulrike Ottinger."
- For Criterion, Danielle A. Jackson reflects on the prolific career of Cicely Tyson, and what it means to look at Tyson and see beauty.
- From Sissy Spacek in Badlands to Alfre Woodard in Juanita, critic Emma Myers considers the spiritual predecessors of Nomadland's protagonist Fern, the latest in a cinematic lineage of wandering women.
- This year, Berlin Critics' Week launched an accompanying magazine. Edited by Nicolas Rapold and featuring writing by Phuong Le, Nick Pinkerton, Kelli Weston, Abby Sun, and many more, the magazine captures the conference's spirit of debate.
- Over at Bookforum, A.S. Hamrah reviews Barry Sonnenfield's recent autobiography, Barry Sonnenfield, Call Your Mother.
- In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Celine Sciamma discusses her latest, Petite Maman, early women pioneers of cinema, the lives of kids during the lockdown, and the influence of Hayao Miyazaki.
- Greg Gerke pens an ode to his late father, remembered through Anthony Mann's Man of the West and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian.
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- You can find the entirety of our Berlinale coverage by editor Daniel Kasman and Ela Bittencourt here, including a list of their favorites from this year's fest.
- Eric Hynes explores the authorship within the frames of Gianfranco Rosi's Notturno, which is exclusively showing in many countries in MUBI's Luminaries series.
- For his latest entry in the Full Bloom series, Patrick Holzapfel considers the quiet trees of Yasujirō Ozu's What Did The Lady Forget? and its relation to existence and human struggle.
- Caroline Golum's Notebook Primer introduces readers to the sophistication and cultural dominance of Pre-Code Cinema.
- The series Keiko Sato: Pinku Maverick has now started on MUBI in many countries. In her introduction to the Pink Cinema pioneer, Florence Woolley explores Sato's subversive and scintillating filmography.
- Adrian Curry's new round-up of the most popular posters on Movie Poster of the Day on Instagram includes Saul Bass' iconic poster for The Shining, the French poster for Days of Heaven, and more.
- Catherine Stebbin of Cinema Enthusiast has expanded her Top Ten By Year Project into a collection of zines, available for purchase on Etsy.