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Marguerite Duras Kills Film All Week at Lincoln Center Marguerite Duras Kills Film All Week at Lincoln Center
, October 15, 2014
Among the fascinating bastards born when the French New Wave and the nouveau roman swapped precious fluids, the films of novelist Marguerite... More>>
Michael Keaton's Great in the Flashy Birdman Michael Keaton's Great in the Flashy Birdman
, October 15, 2014
Before there was a Birdman, there was a Batman — several, in fact, though the best was played by Michael Keaton in the two Tim Burton films... More>>
Campus Comedy Dear White People Braves Tough Questions of Race Campus Comedy Dear White People Braves Tough Questions of Race
, October 15, 2014
Among its many attributes, Justin Simien's exuberant debut feature, Dear White People, proves that we're not yet living in a "post-racial... More>>
As Lit's Biggest Prick, Jason Schwartzman Wears Us Down As Lit's Biggest Prick, Jason Schwartzman Wears Us Down
, October 15, 2014
You can’t live in New York for more than 10 days without meeting some truly dreadful people: couples who fret about having to choose... More>>
Housebound Is the Best New Horror Movie On Demand Right Now Housebound Is the Best New Horror Movie On Demand Right Now
, October 15, 2014
In its crazy-quilt plot, Housebound features a vicious killer, a gaggle of ghosts, and all manner of madcap fools, qualities that make the movie... More>>
Stations of the Elevated Is a Graffiti-Bombed NYC Blissout Stations of the Elevated Is a Graffiti-Bombed NYC Blissout
, October 15, 2014
Lumbering, skronking, and wondrously paint-bombed, Manfred Kirchheimer's Stations of the Elevated (1981) is a 45-minute proto-hip-hop bliss-out,... More>>
William H. Macy's Directorial Debut Peaks with a Punk-Rock Version of "Wheels on the Bus" William H. Macy's Directorial Debut Peaks with a Punk-Rock Version of "Wheels on the Bus"
, October 15, 2014
Of all the movie hybrids, William H. Macy's feature directorial debut, Rudderless, is among the strangest, combining plot elements of the... More>>
A Requiem for Syrian Refugees Is Pained but Beautiful A Requiem for Syrian Refugees Is Pained but Beautiful
, October 15, 2014
In soft black and white, rows of plastic tents spread abstracted and beautiful over the desert. But as the lens widens and the vista shrinks,... More>>
Soulful Doc Algorithms Showcases Visually Impaired Indian Teen Champions Soulful Doc Algorithms Showcases Visually Impaired Indian Teen Champions
, October 15, 2014
Three visually impaired teenage boys from India who play chess at the championship level are the subject of this slow-moving yet soulful... More>>
French Comedy Relationship Status: It's Complicated Is Fresher Than Its Title Suggests French Comedy Relationship Status: It's Complicated Is Fresher Than Its Title Suggests
, October 15, 2014
Relationship Status: It's Complicated isn't awful, as its sorry Facebook-referencing title would indicate. But this feather-brained French farce... More>>
The Hacker Wars Is an Angry Doc About Angry Young Men The Hacker Wars Is an Angry Doc About Angry Young Men
, October 15, 2014
The Hacker Wars is an angry documentary about angry young men. Brilliant and schlubby, the hackers profiled by director Vivien Lesnik Weisman see... More>>
Sailing Doc Red Dot on the Ocean Has Some Adventure, Little Insight Sailing Doc Red Dot on the Ocean Has Some Adventure, Little Insight
, October 15, 2014
A kid who's spent formative years in an obscure cult, rehab, juvenile detention, and, ultimately, prison, isn't likely to grow up to... More>>
'80s Pop Music Comedy Eternity: The Movie at Least Gets the Terribleness of the Songs Right '80s Pop Music Comedy Eternity: The Movie at Least Gets the Terribleness of the Songs Right
, October 15, 2014
The plodding Eternity: The Movie has only the best intentions: to send up the '80s along with the terrible, synthesized whiteboy r&b of the era.... More>>
The Found-Footage Trend Meets the Somali Pirate Trend in Default The Found-Footage Trend Meets the Somali Pirate Trend in Default
, October 15, 2014
Default has a pretty good point to make about the American media's tendency to overlay a Western worldview on the plights of impoverished people... More>>
Schlondorff's Diplomacy Is a Love Letter to Paris During World War II Schlondorff's Diplomacy Is a Love Letter to Paris During World War II
, October 15, 2014
Volker Schlöndorff revisits World War II with Diplomacy, a love letter to Paris set during a night in 1944 when its very existence was at... More>>
Day of the Dead Cartoon The Book of Life Offers Speedy Gonzalez-Level Ethnic Humor Day of the Dead Cartoon The Book of Life Offers Speedy Gonzalez-Level Ethnic Humor
, October 15, 2014
Encouraging a sensitive boy to win over an ostensibly independent girl by, in her words, "always [following his] heart," Mexican animated fable... More>>
America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth Pines for 'a More Innocent Time' America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth Pines for 'a More Innocent Time'
, October 15, 2014
The third in a loose trilogy of documentaries examining our declining national ideals, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth... More>>
Australian Morality Play Felony Makes You Want to Root for the Bad Guy Australian Morality Play Felony Makes You Want to Root for the Bad Guy
, October 15, 2014
British actor Tom Wilkinson makes you want to root for the bad guy in Felony, a lifeless Australian morality play about three corrupt police... More>>
Hiroshima Mon Amour Returns to the Big Screen at Lincoln Center Hiroshima Mon Amour Returns to the Big Screen at Lincoln Center
, October 15, 2014
The seminal-ovulary date-night ordeal of the fresh-baked French New Wave, this moody, swoony benchmark was one of those movies — and in... More>>
The Animated Tale of Princess Kaguya is a Beautiful Japanese Folktale The Animated Tale of Princess Kaguya is a Beautiful Japanese Folktale
, October 15, 2014
All Japanese animation is anime, but not all anime is what we tend to think of as Anime, bright and colorful with big-eyed characters. A case in... More>>
Don't Try Decoding the Singular Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga Don't Try Decoding the Singular Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga
, 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, cramming a... More>>
Gotham Creator Bruno Heller: 'Origin Stories are the Meat of the Genre' Gotham Creator Bruno Heller: 'Origin Stories are the Meat of the Genre'
, October 08, 2014
Every generation tells the Batman story it wants to hear. In Fox's Gotham, the universe's most malleable superhero is reduced to a spoiled little... More>>
NYFF: Binoche Thrills in Assayas' Clouds of Silas Maria NYFF: Binoche Thrills in Assayas' Clouds of Silas Maria
, October 08, 2014
Life imitates art in all sorts of beguiling ways in Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas’s intricate character drama about fame, art, and... More>>
NYFF: In Foxcatcher, Tatum, Carell, and Ruffalo Expose a Nation's Macho Insecurities NYFF: In Foxcatcher, Tatum, Carell, and Ruffalo Expose a Nation's Macho Insecurities
, October 08, 2014
Foxcatcher is a toxic stew of masculine ego, competition, ambition and sibling rivalry filtered through a distinctly American lens. With the... More>>
Ten Reasons to Start Watching Arrow Ten Reasons to Start Watching Arrow
, October 08, 2014
With a successful two seasons behind it and a spin-off series to its credit, superhero drama Arrow now enjoys the sort of... More>>
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