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  • Danny King

    With Comic Beauty, L for Leisure Captures Nineties Grad-Student Holidays

    published May 13, 2015

    Whitney Horn and Lev Kalman's comic universe is a bizarre and beguiling place in which lines as incongruous as "[Soak] a tampon in vodka... More >>

  • CITIZENS' RIGHTS

    published May 13, 2015

    Loyal fans of the New York City–based Citizens Band — or even those merely intrigued by the steady acclaim the troupe has... More >>

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    Indie Drama Bravetown Sends an NYC DJ to the Hinterlands

    published May 6, 2015

    Daniel Duran's Bravetown is a textbook example of substance-over-style success: Aside from a showy opening (a tracking shot that... More >>

  • TAXI DRIVER

    published May 6, 2015

    Over the past couple months, the New York–based Mexican filmmaker Sebastian Diaz — whose twenty-minute short Toñita's,... More >>

  • DRIVEN TO EXTREMES

    published April 29, 2015

    As part of his New York City rounds, the Canadian director Bruce LaBruce organizes a 35mm screening of a radical, overlooked Elizabeth Taylor... More >>

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    Blackbird Is a Deeply Felt Drama About Growing Up Southern Baptist

    published April 29, 2015

    Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird shuttles between two distinct tonal realms: loose comedy and strained, overwrought melodrama. The... More >>

  • AFTER THE FALL

    published April 29, 2015

    In collaboration with BAMcinématek, the programmer C. Mason Wells — currently the brain behind the IFC Center's 35mm-exclusive... More >>

  • Bruce LaBruce

    published April 29, 2015

    It takes only a passing glance at the premise of a few Bruce LaBruce films to understand why his work is met with controversy all over the world.... More >>

  • Ghosts

    published April 29, 2015

    Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, much like the playwright's A Doll's House, was considered shocking, licentious, and inflammatory at the time... More >>

  • BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS

    published April 29, 2015

    In addition to an acting career that started with uncredited appearances in the mid-1940s and continued through the 2000s, William Wellman Jr.... More >>

  • Tsai Ming-­liang

    published April 22, 2015

    Taiwanese director Tsai Ming­liang has been among the most profound voices in world cinema over the past quarter­century, making this... More >>

  • Art of the Real

    published April 22, 2015

    Co­programmed by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes, this second annual installment of "Art of the Real" promises an even more ambitious, expansive... More >>

  • Hard to Be a God

    published April 22, 2015

    Considering that Hard to Be a God — the final film from celebrated Russian director Aleksei German (Khrustalyov, My Car!), who... More >>

  • SPACE ISSUES

    published April 15, 2015

    Curated by the terrific critic Ashley Clark — whose book on Spike Lee's Bamboozled is set to be published by The Critical Press in... More >>

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    Compelling Films at KINO! Fest Survey Germany Today

    published April 8, 2015

    Though in just its second year as an independent festival, KINO! — following a 35-year run in collaboration with MoMA — has... More >>

  • FROM THE ASHES

    published April 8, 2015

    Originally conceived as a three-part miniseries for HBO Europe, Agnieszka Holland's Burning Bush has gained considerable exposure as... More >>

  • Overdue: James B. Harris

    published April 1, 2015

    "Overdue," a traveling series co­-programmed by film critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold, returns to BAMcinématek with yet... More >>

  • CUBA LIBRE

    published March 25, 2015

    BAMcinématek's "Cuba: Golden 60s," a series comprising six features and a program of shorts by the director Santiago Álvarez,... More >>

  • ‘SCOPING OUT

    published March 18, 2015

    Trumpeting the importance of cinematographers is currently emerging as one of the central themes of this year's repertory programming in New York:... More >>

  • LUCKY HARMS

    published March 11, 2015

    For those looking to cap their St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a cult-movie fix, Nitehawk has you covered with its screening of Mark... More >>

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    These Final Hours Offers an Amped-Up, Pre-Apocalyptic Vision

    published March 4, 2015

    Where David Michôd's recent The Rover provided a poised,... More >>

  • BONDS OF LOVE

    published March 4, 2015

    With anticipation starting to brew for the November release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie — and the $1 billion-plus worldwide... More >>

  • SPLIT DECISION

    published February 18, 2015

    Though not as widely seen as some of the more treasured Robert Altman movies from the Seventies — M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs.... More >>

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    White Rabbit Is the Latest From Director Tim McCann's Twisted Imagination

    published February 11, 2015

    Give Tim McCann credit for his twisted imagination: His see-it-to-believe-it 2005 cheapie Nowhere Man concerns a guy hunting for his own... More >>

  • LADIES FIRST

    published February 4, 2015

    With a lot of work still to be done regarding the prominence of women in the filmmaking industry, it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate... More >>

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