Collected Works: Film
Short introductions to films released between 1965 and 2016.
A bar owner hires a greedy private investigator to follow his wife in the Coen brothers' debut film.
Two Soviet partisans battle ethical dilemmas and bleak landscapes in this film directed by Larisa Shepitko.
Orlando travels through time and changes gender in Sally Potter's film adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
A roundup of films featured in the Collected Works: Film column in 2017, from Clueless to Waking Life.
A mother and daughter live in a rundown mansion among feral cats and rats in this classic documentary.
A forest spirit befriends two young sisters in this enchanting animated film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
A modern-day Adam and Eve encounter temptation in this avant-garde film by Věra Chytilová.
The Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building share a skyline in this meditative film by Jia Zhangke.
A band of conquistadors drift down the Amazon in search of El Dorado in this film by Werner Herzog.
A wide-eyed student matchmakes her way through school in this Austen-inspired film by Amy Heckerling.
An elderly woman and her dog square up against the mafia in this offbeat animated film by Sylvain Chomet.
Women face Iran's court system in this documentary by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini.
Two sisters rebel against the same politics via very different means in this film by Margarethe von Trotta.
A rebellious teenager is caught between entrapment and escapism in this realist film by Andrea Arnold.
A young man ponders life's big questions in this woozy film about lucid dreaming by Richard Linklater.
Five sisters contend with parents, pathos, and suburban curfews in this pastel-hued film by Sofia Coppola.
A woman turns her attention from viewer to lorry driver to lover in this film by Chantal Akerman.
A model family drives blissfully towards disaster in this harrowing thriller film by Michael Haneke.
We are thrown from the bar to the battlefield in this tense, traumatising war film, directed by Michael Cimino.
High-school characters double as detectives and criminals in this hard-boiled noir film by Rian Johnson.