Another year, another round of prognostication. TAI editors speculate about what 2019 has in store.
At the Movies
The Death of the Auteur
Orson Welles’s final film, newly completed after four decades in limbo, is a fascinating paradox: a deeply personal but radically collaborative project, which speaks as much to our time as to his.
Religion and Modernity
The Francis Resistance
Ross Douthat’s new book sounds the alarm about Pope Francis, arguing that the much-beloved pontiff is leading the Church into a crisis. But is resistance the wisest option?
A Conversation With William Browder
“We’ve Now Gotten Putin’s Attention”
The American Interest speaks with the architect of the Magnitsky Act to learn why the latest sanctions on Russia have hit so much harder than past ones, and what they may presage for the future.
At the Movies
The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev
Loveless, the latest Oscar-nominated import from Russia’s most famous filmmaker, every unhappy family is alike, while happy families are nowhere to be seen at all.
The Year In Cinema
The Top Ten Films of 2017
The best movies of the year shared a willingness to bridge sensibilities, scramble genres, and confound expectations.
How do you solve a problem like Korea?
China’s Seoul Solution to North Korean Nukes
As war drums beat in Washington, Beijing is exploring new diplomatic avenues to drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States.
Battle for Ukraine
A Sideshow and a Showdown in Kyiv
As the public eye is fixated on a clash between Petro Poroshenko and Mikheil Saakashvili, a more serious showdown looms for control of Ukraine’s institutions—and the future of its anti-corruption movement.
Agnès Varda, In Search of Lost Time
The latest film from the Godmother of the French New Wave plays as a capstone to her career, a testament to her artistic spirit, and a symbolic passing of the torch to the next generation.
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