Human rights activist Joshua Oppenheimer’s provocative documentary shows now-aged veterans of the mid-Sixties slaughter that brought the Suharto regime to power in Indonesia, playfully restaging the mass murder.
You saw the museum show (or not); here are the films. The Man Who Fell to Earth, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and the others are matched with a selection of music videos and rarities.
The original studio-destroying extravaganza, D.W. Griffith’s supreme triumph and career debacle is a remarkable demonstration of cinematic might.
Breaking into movies as a protégée of D.W. Griffith, Raoul Walsh (1887–1980) would develop into the most robust of two-fisted Hollywood directors.
The massive Simenon oeuvre inspired its share of film adaptations. The dozen here selected are largely French, but also include Hungarian master Béla Tarr, and Phil Karlson’s first-rate noir, The Brothers Rico.
Experimental filmmaker Jem Cohen is known mainly for his unconventional documentaries, and his new film is equally difficult to characterize—neither a city symphony nor a love story nor a movie about Breugel, but a serenely eccentric way of looking.