Academy member Rajendra Roy is the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, where he leads the Museum’s year-round initiatives to exhibit and preserve works from its collection of about 27,000 titles.
Read Raj's take on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the arts in New York City.
A love letter (of the most deliciously venomous sort) to New York actors, writers, critics and bumpy nights... A perfect film, beloved even by "that film society"!
It really could be any of Mike's films right now, he's the one who always made me feel brave and smart. But "Carnal" is the rosetta stone for how I read Nichols: sex, insecurity, progress and love (lost or found).
Fear is the Mind Killer... A fever dream of a film, a cosmic looking glass - distorted and yet viscerally reflective of our own flawed existence. Brilliantly sonorific and visually transporting, a balm for trapped souls.
For those looking for a follow-up to our Oscar-winning triumph, "Parasite," try this thriller co-written and produced by Bong Joon-ho. Even out of the director's chair, his imprint is unmistakable!
It's important to keep discoveries in the mix, and if you don't know Eliza Hittman's work already this is a sublime entry point. Pitch perfect and powerfully relevant.