The Front Row
Richard Brody offers notes on blockbuster movies, independent films, and documentaries.
The Golden Globes Should Have Been Deplatformed Long Ago
The minor and troubled ceremony’s outsized role in Hollywood reflects other long-standing industry problems.
By Richard BrodyMay 11, 2021
Four Rarities from the TCM Festival
The festival this weekend features classics of wild comedy and bold politics.
By Richard BrodyMay 7, 2021
“The Sons of Sam,” Reviewed: A Netflix Docuseries Confronts a True-Crime Legend
The director Joshua Zeman follows another journalist into the Son of Sam story but leaves their friendship out.
By Richard BrodyMay 5, 2021
“The Disciple”: An Indian Classical Musician’s Conflicted Coming of Age
Chaitanya Tamhane’s extraordinary new feature explores the gap between the demands of adulthood and the slow gestation of a musical career.
By Richard BrodyApril 30, 2021
“Pebbles,” a Starkly Imagined Vision of Patriarchy and Poverty
New Directors/New Films presents an extraordinary first feature by the Indian director P. S. Vinothraj.
By Richard BrodyApril 27, 2021
A Restrained but Revitalized 2021 Oscars Ceremony
The show’s co-producer Steven Soderbergh had promised something unusual in this unusual year, and he delivered.
By Richard BrodyApril 26, 2021
Paul Schrader on Making and Watching Movies in the Age of Netflix
The screenwriter and director discusses the future of cinema and the transformation of audiences.
By Richard BrodyApril 22, 2021
2021 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win Versus Who Should
A critic’s picks for Best Picture, Best Director, and more.
By Richard BrodyApril 19, 2021
“Duvidha,” an Indian Independent Film That Contains Lessons for American Directors
Mani Kaul’s film about a newlywed couple, from 1973, showcases the cinematic freedom that can come from working hands-on with scant means.
By Richard BrodyApril 15, 2021
“Exterminate All the Brutes,” Reviewed: A Vast, Agonizing History of White Supremacy
Raoul Peck’s four-hour documentary on HBO Max reveals the racist underpinnings of American national mythology and European society.
By Richard BrodyApril 9, 2021
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