Home Movies: Filmmaker Phillip Youmans Talks His Tribeca Winner BURNING CANE
Home Movies: Filmmaker Phillip Youmans Talks His Tribeca Winner BURNING CANE

Get to know 20-year-old, history-making filmmaker Phillip Youmans and his haunting, Tribeca-winning feature debut Burning Cane, now a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee.

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Memorable Moments from Great Performances of 2019
Memorable Moments from Great Performances of 2019

In praise of the year's best performances across mediums, from FKA twigs and Jennifer Lopez to Ali Stroker and Michelle Williams.

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The 12 Best Male Film Performances of Early 2019
The 12 Best Male Film Performances of Early 2019

These screen performances may have debuted during the first half of 2019 but their achievements deserve to be discussed and remembered all year round.

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The 12 Best Female Film Performances of Early 2019
The 12 Best Female Film Performances of Early 2019

These screen performances may have debuted during the first half of 2019 but their achievements deserve to be discussed and remembered all year round.

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30 Important, Neglected, and Fantastic Films from the 21st Century So Far for Pride Month
30 Important, Neglected, and Fantastic Films from the 21st Century So Far for Pride Month

Every day of Pride Month 2019, we spotlighted fiction, documentary, and experimental films made by LGBTQ+ directors from different backgrounds, countries, and industries that have been released during the 21st century so far, as well as films from this century that deal directly with the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals.

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A Guide to Essential, Underrated, and Flat-Out Extraordinary Films by Black Women Directors
A Guide to Essential, Underrated, and Flat-Out Extraordinary Films by Black Women Directors

Each day of Black History Month and Women's History Month, we highlighted films by Black women directors. Some of these titles are classics; many more are under-seen gems. What they share is a daring artistry that makes them deserving of your time and attention.

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30 Memorable Moments from Great Performances of 2018
30 Memorable Moments from Great Performances of 2018

In praise of the year's best performances, across mediums.

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The Business of Being: A Conversation with Kathryn Hahn
The Business of Being: A Conversation with Kathryn Hahn

In Tamara Jenkins' Private Life, Kathryn Hahn brings another of her striving, everyday women to the big screen and delivers one of 2018's finest performances.

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DISOBEDIENCE Deserves a Place in the Awards Season Conversation
DISOBEDIENCE Deserves a Place in the Awards Season Conversation

Sebastián Lelio's lesbian love story may not break the mold, but achieves something nearly as vital: bringing humane storytelling and low-key virtuosity back to the movies.

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The 11 Best Male Film Performances of Early 2018
The 11 Best Male Film Performances of Early 2018

These screen performances may have debuted during the first half of 2018 but their achievements deserve to be discussed and remembered all year round.

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The 11 Best Female Film Performances of Early 2018
The 11 Best Female Film Performances of Early 2018

These screen performances may have debuted during the first half of 2018 but their achievements deserve to be discussed and remembered all year round.

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​Chloé Zhao’s THE RIDER Offers Reason to Keep Believing in American Independent Film
​Chloé Zhao’s THE RIDER Offers Reason to Keep Believing in American Independent Film

Chloé Zhao breathes new life into one of American cinema's most timeworn genres.

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The 2018 Black Actress Canon
The 2018 Black Actress Canon

A list of exemplary, iconic, and underrated film performances that expands the notion of what is largely recognized and rewarded as great screen acting.

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​The Essential Life Lessons of Agnès Varda and JR’s FACES PLACES
​The Essential Life Lessons of Agnès Varda and JR’s FACES PLACES

In her Oscar-nominated documentary, the trailblazing filmmaker continues to look at the world with a gaze both wondering and humane.

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A Personal History: Meryl Streep on Her Oscar-Nominated Performance in THE POST
A Personal History: Meryl Streep on Her Oscar-Nominated Performance in THE POST

"The arc of history may be long, but women’s memories are longer, and the justice coming is long overdue."

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30 Great Moments from 2017's Best Performances by Women Artists
30 Great Moments from 2017's Best Performances by Women Artists

In praise of the year's best performances from women artists, across mediums.

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Brother's Keeper: Yance Ford's STRONG ISLAND is an Essential Cinematic Portrait of Grief
Brother's Keeper: Yance Ford's STRONG ISLAND is an Essential Cinematic Portrait of Grief

Art and activism are inseparable in Yance Ford's true-crime documentary, an aesthetic and emotional triumph.

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Fantasizing the Feminine: A Look at the Female Archetypes in David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET
Fantasizing the Feminine: A Look at the Female Archetypes in David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET

On the anniversary of its world premiere, here's a reconsideration of one of the auteur's most pleasurably cryptic masterpieces.

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COLUMBUS is a Thing of Beauty and One of 2017's Most Distinctive Film Debuts
COLUMBUS is a Thing of Beauty and One of 2017's Most Distinctive Film Debuts

In his feature directorial debut, Kogonada has crafted a fictional film with the honest, tough-minded insights of a documentary or personal essay.

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It's Time to Rediscover DESERT HEARTS, the Landmark Lesbian Romance that Changed Queer Cinema Forever