The Greatest Films You’ll Never SeeBy Edward Mendez and Laura Valenza
Our goal is to raise awareness of movies on film in need of preservation, of indie or experimental films that don't get the attention they deserve, and even of bigger productions that were cast aside for unjust political reasons. With advice from our contributors, the film editors present you with our winter 2022 list of the greatest films youll never see.
Bill Duke’s Deep CoverBy Edward Mendez
The Criterion Collection's release of Deep Cover (1992) emphasizes the impact of hip-hop and the Black film boom of 1991 and warrants a close examination of how race and identity configure in the film's searing, yet ambivalent aesthetics. Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 13.
The Academy MuseumBy Edward Mendez
Driven by its mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema, the Academy Museum addresses film history through its dynamic and educational exhibitions.
Kevin Smiths Clerks IIIBy Edward Mendez
Returning to his roots with a long delayed sequel to his breakout film, Kevin Smiths final entry in the Clerks trilogy is perhaps his most sincere and earnest film. It is also a product of Smiths life and wild career.
Wes Anderson’s The French DispatchBy Edward Mendez
Wes Andersons delightful new film, The French Dispatch, is more than a love letter to American newspaper and magazine writersit is a film committed to reveling in the craft of writing and storytelling.