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Holiday Hits: The McKenzie Sisters’ Festive Favorites

From Studio Ghibli classics and stop-motion delights to Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, acting sisters Thomasin and Davida McKenzie share their family holiday film favorites—along with tales of trespassing, homeschooling and the small matter of life and death.

Votes for Pedro: Admiring Almodóvar

As Parallel Mothers comes to US cinemas, Pedro Almodóvar fans Aaron Ruttenberg and Carlos Crespo chat about the Spanish filmmaker’s canon, queer misbehavior and cinematic debauchery.

Mike Mills is a Pussy

The writer and director of C’mon C’mon on the beauty of therapy, grief as a superpower, and the maddening toxicity of “manspreading whiteness”. Plus: his film faves, from Lanthimos to Campion, Keaton to Wenders.

New Native Cinema, Part II

Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) honors the 21st-century Natives taking on the film world in part two of our celebration of the rise of New Native Cinema.

New Native Cinema, Part I

In the first of a two-part celebration of Native cinema, Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) applauds the twentieth-century Native filmmakers who broke through to the big screen.

Peak Views: Animating Everest

French animator Patrick Imbert on adapting The Summit of the Gods, the grandness of Everest, the parallels between climbing and art, and the influence of Emmanuel Lubezki.

Best of the Fall Fests 2021

As the Covid-era festival landscape shifts yet again, our Festiville team picks the best of the films that premiered at the major fall film festivals.