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  • Danny King

    Don't Try Decoding the Singular Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

    published October 15, 2014

    It’s no small feat that Jessica Oreck’s The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga lives up to the singularity of its title,... More >>

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    NYFF: Lisandro Alonso's Jauja Sends Viggo Mortensen to an Earthly Paradise

    published October 8, 2014

    Generally speaking, all a viewer needs to do while watching a Lisandro Alonso film is look and listen. Starting with La Libertad (2001),... More >>

  • DANCE MAGIC, DANCE

    published October 8, 2014

    Last month saw the publication of Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, the latest illustrative collaboration between the artists Brian and... More >>

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    NYFF: Ferrara's Tender Pasolini Achieves Sublimity

    published October 1, 2014

    Earlier this year, the director Abel Ferrara premiered his Welcome to New York, a lacerating study of an appalling man for whom... More >>

  • ASHES TO ASH'S

    published October 1, 2014

    After the disappointment of last year’s personality-free Oz the Great and Powerful, the timing is right to reacquaint oneself with Sam... More >>

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    Christian Satire Believe Me Cuts as Deep as You Might Expect

    published September 24, 2014

    First it's lively Christian satire, then it's thoughtful moral reckoning. The two modes under which Will Bakke's Believe Me operates never... More >>

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    NYFF: Heaven Knows What Is an Explosive Tour of Heroin and Homelessness in NYC

    published September 24, 2014

    Josh and Benny Safdie’s explosive Heaven Knows What opens with the faces of two young junkies—Harley (Arielle Holmes)... More >>

  • SWAN SONG

    published September 24, 2014

    For the sixth season of its annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series, the New Museum has elected the director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream,... More >>

  • VISIONS OF TENNESSEE

    published September 24, 2014

    With John Lahr’s new biography, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, hitting bookshelves in September, Film Forum has taken the... More >>

  • BEHIND THE SCENES

    published September 17, 2014

    New York on Location, a free, family-friendly event, offers participants an extensive, daylong glimpse into the nuts and bolts of film production... More >>

  • THE ALL-STAR GAME

    published September 17, 2014

    Founded in 2008, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival has already amassed an impressive list of notable alumni: Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Mike... More >>

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    Sports Drama The Quitter Keeps Going and Getting Less Interesting

    published September 10, 2014

    The Quitter's low-key approach to its well-trodden redemption arc — an ex-ballplayer (Matthew Bonifacio) turns his life around by... More >>

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    The Despairing Stray Dogs Digs Into Each Moment of Life

    published September 10, 2014

    As it played festivals in 2013, Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang billed his despairing Stray Dogs as his final feature-length movie.... More >>

  • ROYALE WITH CHEESE

    published September 10, 2014

    By now, the influence of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is so entrenched in the culture that even a proper 35mm screening of the film can... More >>

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    Once Upon a Time Veronica Makes Art From Sex and Therapy

    published September 3, 2014

    From its opening frames depicting group sex on the beach, Brazilian writer-director Marcelo Gomes's Once Upon a Time Veronica... More >>

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    Serena and the Ratts Go Back in Time to Kill Hitler

    published September 3, 2014

    "We may have to do it 22 times to make it look like you've done it a thousand times," David Fincher told Todd McCarthy in 2010,... More >>

  • GRIZZLY MAN

    published September 3, 2014

    Back in April, Paul Holdengräber interviewed David Lynch in front of a sold-out crowd at BAM. For his follow-up discussion, Holdengräber... More >>

  • TRICKS OF THE TRADE

    published August 27, 2014

    Opening today, this immersive, site-specific metatheater piece begins with a Lower Manhattan ferry ride to Pershing Hall on Governors Island,... More >>

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    NewFilmmakers Still Makes Weekly Discoveries, 16 Years On

    published August 20, 2014

    The weekly NewFilmmakers series is a prolific beast, screening more than 1,000 films —... More >>

  • MAMMA MIA

    published August 20, 2014

    The great director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, the forthcoming Welcome to New York) will premiere his long-gestating Pier Paolo Pasolini biopic... More >>

  • GOOD HUMOR

    published August 13, 2014

    The Brooklyn Comedy Festival returns for a second edition this year, offering a week-long schedule of shows and events at a number of locations,... More >>

  • ON THE FRINGE

    published August 6, 2014

    Per its usual schedule, this year’s 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival (a.k.a. FringeNYC) opens today and runs for two... More >>

  • INTO THE WILD

    published August 6, 2014

    The Rural Route Film Festival seeks to highlight international works that take place not in the movie-friendly environs of a bustling city, but... More >>

  • SEEING DOUBLE

    published July 30, 2014

    After showcasing a number of noir-flavored double features — including such satisfying pairings as The Postman Always Rings Twice... More >>

  • OUT IN THEATERS

    published July 23, 2014

    After opening with a screening of Karim Aïnouz’s Futuro Beach last Thursday, the 26th edition of NewFest, New York’s leading LGBT... More >>

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