June 2017

Watch: “Influenza” by Bong Joon-ho

A series of violent incidents are captured on security cameras in this startling short from the director of The Host, Snowpiercer and the upcoming Okja.

May 2017

Watch: “Sarah Winchester, Ghost Opera” by Bertrand Bonello

A film about ghosts and madness that is itself a kind of ghost; a short from the director of Nocturama and Saint Laurent.

10/10: Benjamin Crotty

The director of Fort Buchanan shares ten films released in the last ten years that left a strong impression.

April 2017

10/10: Feras Fayyad

The director of the Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Last Men in Aleppo, shares ten films that influenced his work.

February 2017

Watch: “Take What You Can Carry” by Matt Porterfield

The latest from the director of Putty Hill, Matt Porterfield's short is an intimate, carefully measured study of communication and the complexities of living abroad.

January 2017

Watch: “An Aviation Field” by Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta's mesmerizing short, from Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, is a ghost story about buried cities, lost civilizations, and Western colonialism.

10/10: Eduardo Williams

The director of The Human Surge shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years (with some exceptions).

December 2016

10/10: Oliver Laxe

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

On Set: Joaquim Pinto on working with Raul Ruiz (pt.2)

In this second installment of on set recollections, Joaquim Pinto discusses adapting his methods to Ruiz's working style.

On Set: Joaquim Pinto on working with Manoel de Oliveira (pt.1)

The director of What Now? Remind Me reflects on his time as a sound engineer with the filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira.

November 2016

10/10: Pietro Marcello

A great admirer of Russian and Eastern European cinema, the director of Lost and Beautiful shares his all time favorites.

10/10: Jean-Marie Straub

Together with his late wife and partner Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub created a rigorous, singular and indelible cinema. These are some of his favorite films.

October 2016

First Take: Charlie Lyne on “Love and Other Drugs”

The director of Fear Itself on how the Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway starrer he saw one rainy afternoon at the Ritzy Theatre in Brixton changed his relationship to cinema.

Watch: “Kwaku Ananse” by Akosua Adoma Owusu

A spellbinding short film combining West African folklore (the story of a being that is part man and part spider) with semi-autobiographical elements.

10/10: Zhao Liang

The director of Behemoth and Petition, the 2009 Cannes documentary banned by the Chinese government, shares his ten favorite films.

September 2016

10/10: Deborah Stratman

The director of The Illinois Parables and O'er The Land shares her ten eleven favorite films from the last ten years.

August 2016

Single Take: Alex Ross Perry on “Kate Plays Christine”

The director of Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth considers the Sundance winning documentary Kate Plays Christine from Robert Greene, a friend, and editor of his films.

10/10: Mauro Herce

The director of Dead Slow Ahead and cinematographer of Cannes Critics' Week winner Mimosas shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

July 2016

Watch: “A Train Arrives at the Station” by Thom Andersen

A new short film from Thom Andersen, director of Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had.

10/10: Terence Nance

The director of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.