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The Prowler at Film Forum The Prowler
Cops as robbers in eerie noir
, March 16, 2010
Revived for a week at Film Forum in an excellent restored print, The Prowler (1951) may be the creepiest of classic noirs. Joseph Losey's... More>>
Il Duce's Secret First Wife Gets Hers in Vincere Vincere
The woman behind the fascist
, March 16, 2010
Particularly since Benito Mussolini came to power as a newspaperman, let us not bury the lead: According to Marco Bellocchio's Vincere, the... More>>
The Slapdash Concert Doc Neil Young Trunk Show Neil Young Trunk Show
, March 16, 2010
In contrast to 2006's amber-lit, prayerful Neil Young: Heart of Gold, a stately acoustic set at Nashville's tradition-rich Ryman Auditorium,... More>>
The Fatally Slight Mid-August Lunch Mid-August Lunch
, March 16, 2010
Watching this lauded but fatally slight comedy of manners about a middle-aged Italian who finds himself caring for four spunky old dames, it's... More>>
On the Fairly Capable Adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid
, March 16, 2010
With stick figures and crisply funny journal entries, Jeff Kinney's cartoon series breathed fresh life into pre-teen lit's most exhausted... More>>
The Bounty Hunter of Mismatched Couple Clichés The Bounty Hunter
, March 16, 2010
You've followed their packaged romance in the supermarket checkout line—now see the movie. Jennifer Aniston's hair plays a New York Daily... More>>
Repo Men, Another Wholesale Dystopian Future Repo Men
, March 16, 2010
Another wholesale dystopian future, just like the last one. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are two repo men punching their timecards for The Union,... More>>
Andy Garcia Sneaks to Acting Lessons in City Island City Island
, March 16, 2010
Everyone in the Rizzo family has something to hide: Paterfamilias Vince (Andy Garcia) works as a corrections officer, but sneaks off for acting... More>>
Shutterbug's Sinister New York Shutterbug
, March 16, 2010
Part ontological inquiry, part ode to urban drifting, Shutterbug takes a man's late-night descent into a post-industrial hell (i.e., South... More>>
Catch The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Before Its Inevitable U.S. Remake The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
, March 16, 2010
Essentially a locked-room mystery with lashings of gore and sexual brutality, Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo disguised the... More>>
Kimjongilia Addresses the Mess that Is North Korea Kimjongilia
, March 16, 2010
An impressionistic primer-doc on the state of the mess that is North Korea, this odd debut takes most of its time interviewing refugees that have... More>>
The Docks of New York at Film Forum The Docks of New York
, March 16, 2010
Under the direction of Jo von Sternberg, a Jamaica High School dropout and rising star at Paramount, Hans Dreier built a gorgeous ramshackle East... More>>
Michael Madsen Laughably Bad in The Killing Jar The Killing Jar
, March 16, 2010
When a filmmaker sets a group of innocents in a dead-end restaurant and has them terrorized by a crazed gunman, it's probably not his goal to... More>>
Hubble 3D As Gripping as Plumbers Snaking a Drain Hubble 3D
, March 16, 2010
Nasa's famous space telescope was carried by shuttle into Earth's orbit 20 years ago next month, and within weeks of that launch, it was... More>>
Matt Damon's WMD of a Movie, Green Zone Green Zone
Finally confirming the big lie, Hollywood-style
, March 09, 2010
Better late than never—a bang-bang pulse-pounder predicated on the Bush administration's deliberate fabrication of WMD in Iraq. Paul... More>>
Love, Angst, and Robert Pattinson In Remember Me Remember Me
, March 09, 2010
Putatively a new romance starring Robert Pattinson, Remember Me begins like a vigilante movie: A Brooklyn subway platform, 1991; a racially... More>>
Bong Joon-ho's Mother Instinct Mother
, March 09, 2010
Mother, Bong Joon-ho's follow-up to The Host—the killer killer-tadpole allegory that was an international gross-out sensation, as well the... More>>
Leo Hurwitz Retro at Anthology Leo Hurwitz Retro at Anthology
Lefty, blacklistee, and documentary trailblazer
, March 09, 2010
After the documentary world's boldface names of the 1920s and '30s—Robert Flaherty, Joris Ivens, Pare Lorentz—the typical... More>>
Noah Baumbach On His New Film, Greenberg Noah Baumbach On His New Film, Greenberg
, March 09, 2010
Noah Baumbach is 40 years old. He just learned how to drive. A native New Yorker, the writer/director started spending time in Los Angeles when... More>>
Zoe Kazan Seizes the Day in The Exploding Girl The Exploding Girl
Coming-of-age, done right
, March 09, 2010
Those expecting action-movie pyrotechnics from Bradley Rust Gray's The Exploding Girl will be disappointed—the only loaded weapon in this... More>>
(White, Male) Screenwriters Speak in Tales From the Script Tales From the Script
, March 09, 2010
Not surprisingly for a documentary on the trials, tribulations, and occasional triumphs of being a Hollywood screenwriter, Tales From the Script... More>>
'That's Montgomery Clift, Honey!' at BAM 'That's Montgomery Clift, Honey!' at BAM
The accident changed Monty's face, and his life, but not his talent
, March 09, 2010
Star-struck James Dean would call up Montgomery Clift just to hear the sound of his voice. Watching dailies of The Misfits (1961), co-star Clark... More>>
"Marguerite Duras on Film" at Anthology Marguerite Duras on Film
The doyenne of French letters and her own industry of trance-y movies
, March 09, 2010
It’s not quite Tab Hunter’s fantasy arthouse drive-in in Polyester, advertising “Dusk to Dawn: Three Marguerite Duras Hits,”... More>>
Zhao Dayong's Sprawling Ghost Town Ghost Town
, March 09, 2010
Rightly singled out during its NYFF run, Zhao Dayong's loose, baggy monster of a documentary distills six years of footage from Zhiziluo, Yunnan... More>>
Children of Invention Offers No Spurious Uplift Children of Invention
Just American dreams, both wonderful and warped
, March 09, 2010
The young director Tze Chun is not a flashy filmmaker, but he understands the vulnerability of immigrant workers in the sleazy sub-rosa economies... More>>
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