Transmissions

October 2018

First Take: Antonio Mendez Esparza on “The Earrings of Madame De…”
10/23

The award-winning director of Life and Nothing More remembers watching Max Ophul's haunting masterwork in Andrew Sarris' film class.

10/10: Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
10/18

The directors of Leviathan and Caniba share the ten best films they saw in the last ten years.

September 2018

10/10: Kevin Jerome Everson
09/27

The multi-disciplinary artist and director whose work includes numerous acclaimed shorts and features, like Tonsler Park, Erie, and Fe26, shares the ten best films he saw in the last ten years.

August 2018

10/10: Andrew Bujalski
08/22

The Support the Girls helmer shares ten favorites from the last ten years.

10/10: Ricky D’Ambrose
08/10

The writer-director of Notes on an Appearance shares his ten favorite films from the last ten (or so) years.

10/10: Agnès Godard
08/02

We asked cinematographer Agnès Godard, best-known for her work with Claire Denis, to share her ten favorite films from the last ten years. She met us halfway.

July 2018

10/10: Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias
07/27

The director of Cocote shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Mark Cousins
07/19

The writer and filmmaker behind the epic 15-hour documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey and the upcoming The Eyes of Orson Welles shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

June 2018

First Take: João Dumans on the short films of Jem Cohen
06/05

The co-director of Araby recounts the magic atmosphere that surrounded the screening of Jem Cohen's short films at the Belo Horizonte Short Film Festival in Brazil.

First Take: Affonso Uchôa on “Yaaba”
06/05

The co-director of Araby recalls a particularly transformative moment for him and his non-professional cast while watching Idriss Ouédraogo's Yaaba at a theater in Belo Horizonte.

May 2018

10/10: Bruce LaBruce
05/24

The director of L.A. Zombie and the upcoming The Misandrists discusses his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Vivian Qu
05/03

The director of Angels Wear White shares her ten eight favorite films from the last ten years. 

April 2018

10/10: Peter Tscherkassky
04/20

The director of The Exquisite Corpus and Outer Space shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Essays: Joseph O’Neill on “Escapes”
04/13

The PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of Netherland extols the virtues of Michael Almereyda's essay-biopic.

March 2018

First Take: Sadaf Foroughi on “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
03/31

The writer-director of the upcoming Ava recalls watching a banned copy of the Mike Nichols drama as a young girl during the Iran-Iraq war.

Essays: Dennis Lim on “Nocturama”
03/20

The critic, programmer and author of David Lynch: The Man From Another Place considers Bertrand Bonello's terrorism thriller.

February 2018

10/10: Travis Wilkerson
02/27

The director of Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years, sort of.

10/10: Stephen Cone
02/20

The director of Princess Cyd and Henry Gamble's Birthday Party shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

January 2018

10/10: Blake Williams
01/18

The director of the upcoming PROTOTYPE shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Radu Jude
01/08

The director of Aferim! and the upcoming Sacred Hearts shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.