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The Anxiety of Influence: Director James Ponsoldt on The End of the Tour

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in The End of the Tour (Photo by Jakob Ihre, courtesy of A24)Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in The End of the Tour (Photo by Jakob Ihre, courtesy of A24)

“Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a…  Read more

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Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind (Photo courtesy of IFC Films)Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind (Photo courtesy of IFC Films)

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Survivor’s Song: Christian Petzold on Phoenix

Nina Kunzendorf and Nina Hoss in Phoenix (Photo courtesy of Schramm Film)Nina Kunzendorf and Nina Hoss in Phoenix (Photo courtesy of Schramm Film)

The more you consider the nuances of German filmmaker Christian Petzold’s latest feature, Phoenix, the more difficult it is to articulate exactly what this mysterious and allusive drama is really about. It’s the director’s seventh feature for cinema (discounting the…  Read more

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Adi Rukun in The Look of Silence (Photo courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Participant Media)Adi Rukun in The Look of Silence (Photo courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Participant Media)

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