Howie Movshovitz

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'He Had Many More Films To Make': Remembering Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Kiarostami began making films in 1970 and continued after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. His work helped make Iranian cinema a major international force. The director died Monday in Paris at age 76.


Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett Walk Into A Movie Studio ...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

In 1964, the silent film master and the celebrated playwright made a film together. It was Beckett's first movie — and it showed. Notfilm tells the story of their collaboration.


Jafar Panahi's Latest Film 'Taxi' Is Shot Where Iranians Can Talk Freely

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies — yet he continues to make them and get them out of the country. His Taxi won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.


Opening Indonesia's Eyes In 'The Look Of Silence'

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer's sequel to the award-winning documentary The Act of Killing follows an optician seeking to confront the men who killed his brother during the Indonesian genocide.


In 'Two Days,' A Mother Lobbies Coworkers For Her Job

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

Friday, December 19, 2014

The new film from British director Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner, takes up an historical figure: iconic British painter JMW Turner. But it also incorporates another theme of Leigh's: the hum...


A Native American Story That Leaves 'Feathers Or Leather' Cliches Behind

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith knew American Indian writer James Welch — he was a family friend. But as non-Native Americans, they had concerns about adapting his iconic novel, Winter in the Blood.


Bertrand Tavernier, Playing Geopolitics For Laughs

Saturday, March 22, 2014

French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier has done some serious work. In The Clockmaker, a man's adult son commits an act of terrorism. In 'Round Midnight, an aging jazz musician struggles with addictions. And Sunday in the Country is about a man visiting his aging father.

But Tavernier's new film, The French ...


Martin Scorsese Takes Poland's Communist-Era Art Films On The Road

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Martin Scorsese fell in love with Polish movies when he was in college.

"The images have stayed in my head for so many years, since the late '50s," he says. "I close my eyes, I see them, especially from Ashes And Diamonds, from The Saragossa Manuscript. They're very vivid, expressive, ...

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A Revealing '60s 'Portrait,' Opening Eyes In Theaters Again

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

He's got a round, affable face and large, black, hipster glasses. He's smartly dressed in a blazer and button-up shirt. He looks straight into the camera, talking, singing, smoking and drinking — just him, for upward of 90 minutes.

"It only hurts when you think of it," he says, his ...


Cristian Mungiu: Metaphor Or Not, 'Hills' Has Eyes For Romania's Past

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cristian Mungiu became the poster boy for the Romanian New Wave when his film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days took the top prize at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2007. Like that film, Mungiu's latest turns an unblinking camera on two troubled young women in a dysfunctional ...