What it means to be popular...when everything is popular.
Oprah’s Oscar buzz and Hollywood’s “sassy black lady” problem.
Michael Sicinski on the short and medium-lengh works part of TIFF’s Wavelengths program.
Anthony Lane on the aesthetic absurdity of watching films in Venice.
Guy Lodge on how the jaw-dropping Venice Awards made a defiant anti-mainstream statement.
J. Hoberman on Jonathan Lethem’s adroit Dissident Gardens.
David Denby on two books about whether Hollywood studios collaborated with the Nazis.
Where do Claire Danes’s volcanic performances come from?
Diane Martel’s video for Franz Ferdinand’s “Evil Eye”:
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