Richard Brody on E. Elias Merhige’s “Shadow of the Vampire,” starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich.
Richard Brody writes about “The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman” and “Chez Jolie Coiffure,” two of Rosine Mbakam’s films, which are screening at the Anthology Film Archives.
Richard Brody reviews Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, which features extraordinary moments that are decontextualized and dematerialized in the film rather than allowed to unfold and to develop.
Richard Brody reviews highlights from the third week of the New York Film Festival, including Agnès Varda’s illuminatingly introspective “Varda by Agnès,” Mati Diop’s drama “Atlantics,” and Theo Anthony’s short documentary “Subject to Review.”
Richard Brody reviews Todd Phillips’s “Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro and is so vast and pervasively cynical as to render the viewing experience even emptier than its slapdash aesthetic.