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All Light, Everywhere

A history of filmmaking, surveillance, and subjective and objective framings of both, “All Light, Everywhere” is a nonfiction feature that plays like a season of brainy nonfiction TV compacted into two hours’ running time. Conceived

13 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

Welcome to Beat the Algorithm — a recurring column dedicated to providing you with relevant and diverse streaming recommendations based on your favorite movies. Today, we’re recommending movies to watch if you’re a fan of the

The Killing of Two Lovers

The third frame in an eerie succession of introductory shots in Robert Machoian’s second feature reveals a man pointing a gun at a partially clothed sleeping couple. The trembling hand wrapped around the pistol and

Dorothy Arzner’s ‘Working Girls’ Shows Depression Hard-Knocks from the Female Perspective

Beyond the Classics is a recurring column in which Emily Kubincanek highlights lesser-known old movies and examines what makes them memorable. In this installment, she uncovers Dorothy Arzner’s hard-to-find 1931 pre-Code film ‘Working Girls.’ For

An oral history of Y tu mamá también

Carlos Cuarón, Writer/director: In 1997 I started directing short films I had written, and in 2000 I was going to make my first feature but the production collapsed. In hindsight I’m grateful, because I wasn’t

What’s New to Stream on Hulu for June 2021

Crossing the Streams is our look at all the offerings hitting the big streaming services each month, and this time we’re checking out the new Hulu arrivals for June 2021, including a great new horror


What’s New to Stream on Netflix for June 2021

Crossing the Streams is a series of columns spotlighting all the offerings hitting the big streaming services each month. This time we’re checking out the new Netflix arrivals for June 2021, including the final season



In director Leandro Neri’s “Carnaval,” four young women in Brazil get the free trip of a lifetime, and a few life lessons along the way. After a particularly brutal break-up with her Instagram famous boyfriend,

Introducing LWLies Sixties… A decade of film art reimagined

LWLies Sixties is part of #99DaysOfDesign, from 99designs by Vistaprint. Discover more at The 1960s was a decade of unprecedented change – particularly in the world of film, where innovative movements such as the

Paul Raci: Master of Reality

It was a long time coming, but Paul Raci finally received his dues when Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal was unveiled at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Having grown up as the hearing child of