Eric Hynes

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  • 2 years ago

    You'd be forgiven for thinking that Olivier Assayas has a thing for the '70s. Following Carlos (2010), his six-hour, Golden Globe-winning miniseries about the decade's most notorious terrorist, the director again breaks out the brown leather jacke...

  • 2 years ago

    Abbas Kiarostami is preoccupied with my tape recorder. He wonders if it's too far away from where he's sitting. He makes his translator switch from one side of him to another so that the recorder is between them. After a while, clearly still anxio...

  • 3 years ago

    Perhaps in response to bombastic mainstream Hollywood, international auteurs often veer toward minimalism—quieter emotions, slower tempos, a tightly defined era and setting. Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes is clearly a man of the art house...

  • 3 years ago

    Imagine Julia Roberts being asked to charm without her smile. Or Paul Newman bereft of those baby blues. That's the kind of handicap given to Max von Sydow in last year's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Playing a mute, he never had recourse to ...

  • 3 years ago

    The action-hero debut of a famous funnyman, the reboot of a neglected cinematic franchise, a strong candidate for dumbest film of the year--there are so many compelling stories surrounding Alex Cross. Alas, its actual script doesn't offer one of t...

  • 3 years ago

    In Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, a prune-faced, simian-mouthed sexagenarian sits by the road in an old suit and brown-patterned tie, and cradles a white bunny in his arms. This is precisely what we've come to expect of a Tom Waits entrance....