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Compelling Films at KINO! Fest Survey Germany Today Compelling Films at KINO! Fest Survey Germany Today
, April 08, 2015
Though in just its second year as an independent festival, KINO! — following a 35-year run in collaboration with MoMA — has lost none... More>>
With About Elly, an Iranian Master Crafts Humane Suspense With About Elly, an Iranian Master Crafts Humane Suspense
, April 08, 2015
It's tempting to suggest that if you have any interest in Iranian film in general, or in particular Asghar Farhadi — the director and... More>>
See the Urban Alienation of 1992's Rebels of the Neon God, Now in HD See the Urban Alienation of 1992's Rebels of the Neon God, Now in HD
, April 08, 2015
At the end of Tsai Ming-liang's modestly confident 1992 debut, seen from arm's length and from above, a clutch of sad little phone-dating... More>>
At Least Paul Bojack's Prostitutes-and-Dudebros Comedy Reset Is Short At Least Paul Bojack's Prostitutes-and-Dudebros Comedy Reset Is Short
, April 08, 2015
Paul Bojack's aimless comedy/drama Reset wanly charts the travails of 30-year-old would-be writer Floyd (Edward Deraney), who returns anonymously... More>>
In the Courtyard Is One of the Funnier Films About Depression In the Courtyard Is One of the Funnier Films About Depression
, April 08, 2015
Thoroughly nonjudgmental in its observations, Pierre Salvadori's In the Courtyard ranks as one of the funnier films about victims of depression... More>>
Black Souls Is a Superior Italian Gangster Movie Black Souls Is a Superior Italian Gangster Movie
, April 08, 2015
The makers of Black Souls, a superior Italian gangster movie, deserve praise for executing with atypical sensitivity a generic... More>>
The Doc In Country Examines the Men Who LARP the Vietnam War The Doc In Country Examines the Men Who LARP the Vietnam War
, April 08, 2015
Mike Attie and Meghan O'Hara's surprisingly contemplative documentary In Country considers a group of men who re-create the Vietnam War for days... More>>
Song From the Forest Shows What Happens When You Take a Boy Out of the Rainforest Song From the Forest Shows What Happens When You Take a Boy Out of the Rainforest
, April 08, 2015
There are moments in Song From the Forest where the documentary's core narrative comes close to inducing groans: A white American travels to a... More>>
Comic Crime Spree Kill Me Three Times Is Pulpy Fun Comic Crime Spree Kill Me Three Times Is Pulpy Fun
, April 08, 2015
A red VW Bug bounces down a beach road in Australia, past a sign that cautions, "Dangerous Coast: Lives Have Been Lost." No kidding. Kriv... More>>
Mad Men: What's Left After Achieving Everything? Mad Men: What's Left After Achieving Everything?
, April 01, 2015
Mad Men has always been, among many other things, about the exit of the old guard and the entrance of the new — and the acceleration of... More>>
About Last Knights... About Last Knights...
It's the global fantasy honor-drama you've not been waiting for
, April 01, 2015
The glum revenge epic Last Knights is a timeworn tale that, when you squint, looks like the future. Established Hollywood stars Clive Owen and... More>>
In 5 to 7 a Prim Writer Comes of Age, Paris-Style In 5 to 7 a Prim Writer Comes of Age, Paris-Style
, April 01, 2015
Victor Levin's 5 to 7 is a romantic drama about a young writer in Manhattan that could be a superhero flick if its leading man wore tights. It's... More>>
The Who Doc Lambert & Stamp Is the Rare Truthful Rock 'n' Roll Film The Who Doc Lambert & Stamp Is the Rare Truthful Rock 'n' Roll Film
, April 01, 2015
Is it possible to be accidentally definitive? James D. Cooper's thorough and revealing doc Lambert & Stamp is billed as the story of the managers... More>>
Effie Gray Suggests August Critic John Ruskin Feared Pubic Hair Effie Gray Suggests August Critic John Ruskin Feared Pubic Hair
, April 01, 2015
In 1848 Euphemia Gray, a bright and pretty young girl from a family of modest means, left her home in Scotland to marry her era's equivalent of... More>>
Good News! Furious 7 Offers More of the Same Craziness Good News! Furious 7 Offers More of the Same Craziness
Vin Diesel and Co. are faster, furiouser — and they'll make you cry
, April 01, 2015
You may, like me, have seen all of the Fast and Furious movies, and you may, like me, have enjoyed most or many of them. You may also, like me,... More>>
Smuggler Thriller Manos Sucias Hurts Because It's Honest Smuggler Thriller Manos Sucias Hurts Because It's Honest
, April 01, 2015
For any thinking person, little in Josef Kubota Wladyka's fleet and sweaty Colombian-smuggler thriller Manos Sucias will surprise. Drug-running... More>>
That Guy Dick Miller's Not as Great as Dick Miller That Guy Dick Miller's Not as Great as Dick Miller
, April 01, 2015
A curiosity: The actor Dick Miller, a rumpled salt, has brightened up countless B-movies by showing up for a scene or two to reel off some... More>>
Marvel's Daredevil, on Netflix, Plods Promisingly Toward Comic-Book Glory Marvel's Daredevil, on Netflix, Plods Promisingly Toward Comic-Book Glory
, April 01, 2015
The screen version of any long-running comic-book superhero inevitably feels thin compared to the richly detailed idea of that hero in the minds... More>>
DJ Drama The Girl Is in Trouble Offers a Dizzying Spin Through the Lower East Side DJ Drama The Girl Is in Trouble Offers a Dizzying Spin Through the Lower East Side
, April 01, 2015
When we first meet Signe (Alicja Bachleda), she's barefoot, in an old trench coat, nervously and quickly walking down a filthy New York sidewalk.... More>>
Imitation of Life Remains the Toughest-Minded Movie About Race in America Imitation of Life Remains the Toughest-Minded Movie About Race in America
, April 01, 2015
Fifty-six years after it opened, Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life (playing Film Forum in a new restoration) remains the apotheosis of Hollywood... More>>
Hal Hartley Anchors His Humor to a Genuinely Thrilling Story in Ned Rifle Hal Hartley Anchors His Humor to a Genuinely Thrilling Story in Ned Rifle
, April 01, 2015
Hal Hartley is nothing if not the progenitor of his own carefully cultivated cinematic world: the Hartleyverse, always filled with comically... More>>
With Woman in Gold, the Story of This Famous Painting Is Finally Told With the Emotion It Deserves With Woman in Gold, the Story of This Famous Painting Is Finally Told With the Emotion It Deserves
, April 01, 2015
The story of Gustav Klimt's painting The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (confiscated by Nazis, displayed as Austria's Mona Lisa in a Vienna... More>>
Bill Plympton's Cheatin' Offers the Chance to Witness a Pungent Freak-Out Bill Plympton's Cheatin' Offers the Chance to Witness a Pungent Freak-Out
, April 01, 2015
If you were a Bill Plympton character, your skull would be riven open by the experience of watching Cheatin', the animator's first feature since... More>>
New York Food Service Workers Strike in The Hand That Feeds New York Food Service Workers Strike in The Hand That Feeds
, April 01, 2015
From the Food Network, we know the pleasure of a tomato in close-up, the way shredded lettuce falls and bounces against the cutting board, the... More>>
Rural Noir Cut Bank Deserves Comparison to Coen Brothers Rural Noir Cut Bank Deserves Comparison to Coen Brothers
, April 01, 2015
With Blood Simple and Fargo, the Coen brothers so effectively staked their claim on the rural noir that it's difficult not to think of them when... More>>
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