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Richard Brody

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Past articles by Richard:

Turner Classic Movies Is a National Treasure

Richard Brody on the cultural importance of Turner Classic Movies and what its gutting by Warner Bros. Discovery, the channel’s parent company, portends. → Read More

The Primal Power of “The Sleepy Time Gal”

Christopher Munch’s film about memory, old age, and death should have been a breakout; instead, it became a rarity. → Read More

In Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” the Artist Is Present

This elaborate whirligig of a story has a powerful current of grief and an oppressive vision of governmental power. → Read More

Rediscovering an Unsung Champion of the French New Wave

Richard Brody on the American film publicist Helen Scott, her relationship with the French filmmaker François Truffaut, and her role in the French New Wave. → Read More

A Video Discussion of the Best Movies of the Year So Far

New films of extraordinary artistry are being pushed to the margins of the industry. → Read More

A Discussion of the Best Movies of the Year So Far

New films of extraordinary artistry are being pushed to the margins of the industry. → Read More

“Dalíland,” Reviewed: A Glorious Carnival, at Least for an Hour or So

Ben Kingsley endows the painter with majestic self-absorption and twinkling delight. → Read More

The Rapturous Romance and Desperate Tragedy of Elaine May’s “A New Leaf”

The actor-director’s feature début is among the greatest of romantic comedies. → Read More

Shia LaBeouf Discovers the Political Power of Catholic Ecstasy in “Padre Pio”

Abel Ferrara’s Italian period piece is scattershot but undeniably passionate. → Read More

A New Way to Hear Some Revelatory Charlie Parker Bootlegs

“Bird in L.A.,” now available on vinyl and streaming, features Parker’s audacious artistry in a wide range of live settings. → Read More

“The Little Mermaid” Has a Stellar Lead Performance and Something of an Inner Life

Richard Brody reviews “The Little Mermaid” (2023), directed by Rob Marshall and starring Halle Bailey, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy, and Jonah Hauer-King. → Read More

Paul Schrader’s “Master Gardener” Is a Movie Divided Against Itself

It may appear to be a political drama or a redemption arc, but it’s really an erotic thriller. → Read More

An Intimate, Lived-In Début Feature from Cambodia

Kavich Neang’s “White Building” dramatizes private lives and public conflicts in contemporary Phnom Penh. → Read More

A Few Thoughts on Quentin Tarantino’s Plan to Retire

Richard Brody writes about the director Quentin Tarantino’s plans to retire after his tenth feature film, and about Steven Soderbergh’s (very active) retirement. → Read More

“BlackBerry,” Like the BlackBerry, Never Reaches Its Potential

Richard Brody on “BlackBerry,” a movie that was co-written and directed by Matt Johnson, which follows the technology company that made the early smartphone device. → Read More

Summer Movies Preview

Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” Carlos Saldanha’s “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” and more. → Read More

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” Reviewed: Who’s Restraining Whom?

The third installment of James Gunn’s franchise has little vision or visual interest. → Read More

Catching Up to a Great Film That I Waited Decades to See

After the viewing of Jerzy Skolimowski’s “Walkover,” I felt the sting of other rare masterpieces that should be part of cinematic history. → Read More

“The Eight Mountains” Is Not a Movie So Much as a Series of Postcards

Richard Brody reviews Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s film “The Eight Mountains,” which depicts a lifelong friendship between two Italian men. → Read More

“Big George Foreman” Is Half a Terrific Boxing Bio-Pic

Richard Brody writes about the boxing biopic “Big George Foreman,” directed by George Tillman, Jr., and starring Khris Davis, Sonja Sohn, and Forest Whitaker. → Read More