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Magical Universe Explores the World of Al Carbee, the Late Barbie Doll Photographer Magical Universe Explores the World of Al Carbee, the Late Barbie Doll Photographer
, October 29, 2014
At one point in filmmaker Jeremy Workman's optimistic documentary Magical Universe, artist Al Carbee hovers with his camera over a semicircle of... More>>
Step Into the World of the Hadza of Tanzania in Last of the First Step Into the World of the Hadza of Tanzania in Last of the First
, October 29, 2014
In Bill Benenson's brisk and didactic documentary The Hadza: Last of the First, one of the world's most ancient and traditionally self-sustaining... More>>
Blood Ransom Boasts That Its Vampires Live by Different Rules Blood Ransom Boasts That Its Vampires Live by Different Rules
, October 29, 2014
Blood Ransom often feels older than it is. Sure, many of the effects are CGI, but the film's setup hearkens back to when the properties of... More>>
Before I Go to Sleep Is a Tidily Constructed Potboiler Before I Go to Sleep Is a Tidily Constructed Potboiler
, October 29, 2014
Amnesiacs make terrific protagonists for psychological thrillers: You can tell them any old thing and they’ll buy it, and their... More>>
Laggies Gets Adult Loneliness -- and Cross-Generational Friendship Laggies Gets Adult Loneliness -- and Cross-Generational Friendship
, October 22, 2014
It’s an unwritten rule that we’re supposed to feel most in step with people our own age, as if sharing the same cultural and... More>>
Ostlund's First-Rate Force Majeure Dissects the Act of Manliness Ostlund's First-Rate Force Majeure Dissects the Act of Manliness
, October 22, 2014
Ruben Östlund makes films the way sociologists devise thought experiments: by posing a hypothesis and thinking fully through its... More>>
Citizenfour Captures Urgent, Nerve-Racking History in Progress Citizenfour Captures Urgent, Nerve-Racking History in Progress
, October 22, 2014
Director Laura Poitras's Citizenfour boasts an hour or so of tense, intimate, world-shaking footage you might not quite believe you're watching.... More>>
The Anthology Pairs Up Cheap-O Horror with Its Creators' For-Hire Training Docs The Anthology Pairs Up Cheap-O Horror with Its Creators' For-Hire Training Docs
, October 22, 2014
Easily the most inspired film-geek retro idea to land in New York since Anthology's one-eyed-auteur series in 2009, this Halloween-angled suite... More>>
Citizenfour's Laura Poitras Explains Why Edward Snowden Did It Citizenfour's Laura Poitras Explains Why Edward Snowden Did It
...and asks you to consider your relationship with Google.
, October 22, 2014
With the first two documentaries in her post–9-11 trilogy -- My Country, My Country, a portrait of Iraq under American occupation, and The... More>>
Resnais's Life of Riley proves a smartly theatrical capper to a wondrous career Resnais's Life of Riley proves a smartly theatrical capper to a wondrous career
, October 22, 2014
The autumn passage of the New Wavers continues apace with this, the final film by the late great postmodernist, whose movies were always fraught... More>>
Jimmy Stewart and Vertigo are Hanging in There as the Best Movie Ever Jimmy Stewart and Vertigo are Hanging in There as the Best Movie Ever
, October 22, 2014
As with many masterpieces, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo yielded a mostly lukewarm reaction upon its May 1958 release. Variety dismissed it as... More>>
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Will Make You Cry Even If You Don't Remember Who Glen Campbell Is Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Will Make You Cry Even If You Don't Remember Who Glen Campbell Is
, October 22, 2014
Kids may not know "Wichita Lineman," and boomers may have forgotten his hot-shit 12-string flurries, but singer/songwriter/TV star Glen Campbell... More>>
Smart, Paranoid Thriller The Heart Machine Asks Whether We Can Ever Know Each Other Online Smart, Paranoid Thriller The Heart Machine Asks Whether We Can Ever Know Each Other Online
, October 22, 2014
Films about ultramodern technology tend to have an air of alarmism about them. Jason Reitman’s dismal Men, Women & Children seized the... More>>
The Great Juliette Binoche Never Quite Convinces in 1,000 Times Good Night The Great Juliette Binoche Never Quite Convinces in 1,000 Times Good Night
, October 22, 2014
A Canon camera and a silver wedding band — the coexistence of these two objects is the principal challenge in the life of decorated war... More>>
Crime Drama Revenge of the Green Dragons Won't Make You Forget Goodfellas Crime Drama Revenge of the Green Dragons Won't Make You Forget Goodfellas
, October 22, 2014
It's not that kind of story, one where everyone lives happily ever after," narrates the hero of Revenge of the Green Dragons, announcing the... More>>
Netflix Doc E-Team Showcases Human Rights Workers Fighting in the Field Netflix Doc E-Team Showcases Human Rights Workers Fighting in the Field
, October 22, 2014
Well-known both for its political activities and for its long-running film festival, Human Rights Watch becomes the subject of a documentary... More>>
Indie Drama Low Down Proves It's Hard to Be/Watch a Heroin-Addicted Jazz Dad Indie Drama Low Down Proves It's Hard to Be/Watch a Heroin-Addicted Jazz Dad
, October 22, 2014
Adapted from Amy-Jo Albany's memoir about growing up with her father, Joe, the jazz pianist best known for playing with Charlie Parker, Low Down... More>>
Shailene Woodley and Eva Green are Depressed in White Bird in a Blizzard Shailene Woodley and Eva Green are Depressed in White Bird in a Blizzard
, October 22, 2014
After a pair of characteristically way-out works (Smiley Face, Kaboom), New Queer Cinema provocateur Gregg Araki returns to the somber tenor of... More>>
Vincent Price Himself Could've Starred in Stellar Horror Flick Stonehearst Asylum Vincent Price Himself Could've Starred in Stellar Horror Flick Stonehearst Asylum
, October 22, 2014
With Stonehearst Asylum, director Brad Anderson doles out a vintage Halloween treat — a straightforward Poe adaptation of the sort that... More>>
The Best Thing We Can Say About Found-Footage Horror Film Exists? It Exists The Best Thing We Can Say About Found-Footage Horror Film Exists? It Exists
, October 22, 2014
It's difficult to fathom how a found-footage saga from The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sánchez about kids being pursued in the... More>>
With Viktor, Gérard Depardieu Gets His Own Taken With Viktor, Gérard Depardieu Gets His Own Taken
, October 22, 2014
Philippe Martinez's Viktor — basically a tighter, Moscow-set, Gérard Depardieu–starring version of The Equalizer — opens... More>>
23 Blast Might the Best of This Year's True-Story High School Christian Football Dramas 23 Blast Might the Best of This Year's True-Story High School Christian Football Dramas
, October 22, 2014
Here's a priceless chunk of dialogue, spoken between a pair of friends/rivals on 23 Blast's high school football team: "It is so easy for you!"... More>>
The Claustrophobic Tiger Lily Road Could Be Darker and More Kinky The Claustrophobic Tiger Lily Road Could Be Darker and More Kinky
, October 22, 2014
While not as kinky, dark, or schizoid as debuting director/screenwriter Michael Medeiros intends, Tiger Lily Road succeeds on its own small,... More>>
Keanu Reeves Is Just Plain Awesome in John Wick Keanu Reeves Is Just Plain Awesome in John Wick
, October 22, 2014
Dog lovers and fans of the beyond-understated charisma of Keanu Reeves have a tough choice when it comes to John Wick. Those who count themselves... More>>
Ouija Far Surpasses Low Expectations Ouija Far Surpasses Low Expectations
, October 22, 2014
Ouija, a feature-length commercial for Hasbro's board game/spirit-realm telegraph, far surpasses low expectations thanks to its creators'... More>>
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