The Paris Review – New York Film Festival Dispatch: Cold War Movies

“We are a nation whose fate is to shoot at the enemy with diamonds.” From Diane Severin Nguyen’s If Revolution Is a Sickness (2021). When I show up for New York Film Festival’s 9:30 PM opening-night screening of White Noise, Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel, the lobby is already swarming with television … Read more

The day the movies died

A decade ago, when the show Mad Men was must-watch television, the New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik proposed a theory for its success, which he called “the Golden Forty-Year Rule”: “The prime site of nostalgia is always whatever happened, or is thought to have happened, in the decade between forty and fifty years past” . … Read more