J. Hoberman is the author, co-author, or editor of 12 books, most recently Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema (Verso). In addition to the NYRBlog, he writes regularly for The New York Times, Artforum, and Tablet and was for 33 years a film critic at The Village Voice. The former Gelb Professor of the Humanities at the Cooper Union in New York, he has also taught at Columbia and Harvard universities.

Last Updated: June 3, 2016

A New Language for Chinese Film

J. Hoberman from New York Review of Books
Kaili Blues, an eccentric, remarkably assured first feature by the young Chinese director Bi Gan, is both the most elusive and the most memorable new movie that I’ve seen in quite some time—“elusive” and “memorable” being central to Bi’s ambitions...