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Our Day Will Come (2010, directed by Romain Gavras)
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Curator’s Pick: “Our Day Will Come”

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Our Day Will Come (2010, directed by Romain Gavras)
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Curator’s Pick: “Our Day Will Come”

Kaili Blues (2015, directed by Bi Gan)
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“Kaili Blues” and the Art of the “One-er”

Sell/Buy/Date, directed by and starring Sarah Jones
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Fandor Exclusive: “Sell/Buy/Date”

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DOC NYC 2022: Surrealist Pop, Folk Tragedy & BBQ

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Our Day Will Come (2010, directed by Romain Gavras)
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Curator’s Pick: “Our Day Will Come”

Critics did not exactly shower writer-director Romain Gavras with love when Our Day Will Come (2010, originally Notre Jour Viendra) was released. “This is a …

Kaili Blues (2015, directed by Bi Gan)
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“Kaili Blues” and the Art of the “One-er”

Who doesn’t love a stunning one-take wonder? The unedited (or perhaps cleverly seeming so) single moving shot that can instill dynamism, elegance, and intrigue into …

Sell/Buy/Date, directed by and starring Sarah Jones
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Fandor Exclusive: “Sell/Buy/Date”

What’s that adage about when life gives you lemons? Sarah Jones offers a fresh-squeezed case study.  The playwright, actress and poet launched her career out …

"Big Jack" from THE 'VOUS (DOC NYC 2022)
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DOC NYC 2022: Surrealist Pop, Folk Tragedy & BBQ

When talk turns to films, festivals and Noo Yawk, the obvious tentpoles are the New York Film Festival in the fall and Tribeca in late …

Kier-La Janisse's "House of Psychotic Women," new edition now available
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Re-Entering the “House of Psychotic Women”

There’s an unofficial shortlist of essential film-critic compendiums represented on my bookshelves. Whether collections of essays, histories, or even intensively annotated catalogs, they read like …

Barry Gifford, subject of ROY'S WORLD, photo by Tiago Russo Pinto
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INTERVIEW: Barry Gifford on “Roy’s World”

One of the most prolific and wide-ranging American writers—with more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and screenwriting to his name—Barry Gifford is most …

Under the Skin (2013, directed by Jonathan Glazer)
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What, Me Worry (About Horror)?

Do you want to see something REALLY scary? It’s the question of the month. And the answer is yes—emphatically yes. But what terrifies you might not faze me at all…

Uncle Peckerhead (2020, directed by Matthew John Laurence)
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9 Fandor Frights

From J-Horror classics like “Dark Water” to cult indie freakouts like “The Oregonian” and “Uncle Peckerhead,” check out what’s lurking in Fandor’s shadows this spooky season.

Steve Dollar's NYFF 20 press badge, back in 1982
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This Is 40: A NYFF Remembrance

The author reflects on his first ever New York Film Festival (1982) and discusses the 60th anniversary edition, now running through October 16.

Me to Play (2021, directed by Jim Bernfield)
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Fandor Exclusive: “Me to Play”

For the two men performing Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” in the documentary ME TO PLAY, that imperative echoes through the towering Irish modernist playwright’s often-quoted line (from his 1953 novel “The Unnamable”): “You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

Woman on the Beach (2006, directed by Hong Sangsoo)
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My First Hong Sangsoo

A critic grapples with a personal blind spot in a lifetime of film watching: the films of prolific South Korean auteur and soju enthusiast Hong Sangsoo.

Michael Tully shooting David Berman in Israel for SILVER JEW (2007)
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INTERVIEW: Michael Tully on “Silver Jew” at 15

David Berman’s 2019 suicide left American music without one of its great depressive lyrical geniuses. The singer, songwriter, poet and academic was known as the …

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