Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 tour de force — depicting a dystopian world seemingly with no future — has become a 21st-century classic.
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“Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach” remains a musical biopic unlike any other, and a new restoration will have a limited release in theaters.
Mr. Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left” and Mr. Costa’s “Casa de Lava,” both out on disc, dissect the world of the powerless in slow-burning dramas.
A very good movie from Marcel Proust’s very great novel will be screened in a new digital restoration by Film Society of Lincoln Center.
David Loeb Weiss’s 1968 documentary, “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger,” conveys the anger of black antiwar protesters.
In John Ford’s salty and sentimental 1939 film “Young Mr. Lincoln,” now on Blu-ray, Abe is already a monument.
Metrograph is screening a new digital restoration of the 1969 documentary “Salesman,” a classic of downbeat Americana.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s “Memories of Underdevelopment” is based on a novel that is an ambivalent account of life in Castro’s Cuba.
Everything is of interest in “Chung Kuo — Cina,” a 1970s documentary that was condemned by the Chinese government and is now getting a rare screening at MoMA.
“Vampir Cuadecuc,” Pere Portabella’s highly regarded avant-garde film, is now available on DVD; so is Stan Brakhage’s “Anticipation of the Night.”