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Kink Makes the Case for Getting Off on Rough Kink Makes the Case for Getting Off on Rough
, August 20, 2014
There’s a wonderfully bonkers Philip José Farmer novel in which Tarzan and Doc Savage, under different names, fight through the... More>>
NewFilmmakers Still Makes Weekly Discoveries, 16 Years On NewFilmmakers Still Makes Weekly Discoveries, 16 Years On
, August 20, 2014
The weekly NewFilmmakers series is a prolific beast, screening more than 1,000 films — documentaries, shorts, features — a year. The... More>>
Raider of the Lost Art Raider of the Lost Art
Toast the return of de Broca's globe-trotting parody
, August 20, 2014
Jean-Paul Belmondo in a white dinner jacket. There. That should be enough to sell you on Philippe de Broca's 1964 crime caper–spoof That... More>>
The One I Love's Twilight Zone Twist Doesn't Quite Work The One I Love's Twilight Zone Twist Doesn't Quite Work
, August 20, 2014
This high-concept romantic comedy boasts a great hook, a killer cast, and a gutsiness that's rare in movies where nice but troubled married... More>>
Porn-Com The Final Flesh Is Weird Enough to Make You Wish It Was Better Porn-Com The Final Flesh Is Weird Enough to Make You Wish It Was Better
, August 20, 2014
If you want to test your patience and see something truly bizarre, head to Williamsburg's Spectacle Theater for the pornographic, postapocalyptic... More>>
I Dunno, You Figure It Out: Winter in the Blood Has Great Scenes but Tries the Patience I Dunno, You Figure It Out: Winter in the Blood Has Great Scenes but Tries the Patience
, August 20, 2014
Winter in the Blood turns out to be the wrong kind of heartbreaker. Here’s a film so rich with strong scenes, natural beauty, fascinating... More>>
Find-Yourself Travel Flick May in the Summer Is Secretly Radical Find-Yourself Travel Flick May in the Summer Is Secretly Radical
, August 20, 2014
Director Cherien Dabis grew up spending summers in Jordan with her mother's side of the family. Her second feature fictionalizes her experience... More>>
Spiritual Doc Kabbalah Me Isn't Quite Transcendent Spiritual Doc Kabbalah Me Isn't Quite Transcendent
, August 20, 2014
Steven Bram is a filmmaker on the cusp of 50, who has tried and failed to find fulfillment "from jumping out of an airplane to going to Grateful... More>>
K2: Siren of the Himalayas Is a Pleasurable Climb K2: Siren of the Himalayas Is a Pleasurable Climb
, August 20, 2014
Most documentaries about the intersection of the natural world (the jungle; the sea) and man's attempts to prove himself against that world... More>>
With Are You Here, Matthew Weiner Botches His First Feature With Are You Here, Matthew Weiner Botches His First Feature
, August 20, 2014
Writer-director Matthew Weiner, creator of the magnificent Mad Men, has made a feature film — theoretically a comedy — that's just... More>>
The Possession of Michael King Is Smarter Than Most Exorcism Movies The Possession of Michael King Is Smarter Than Most Exorcism Movies
, August 20, 2014
Eddie Murphy famously asked, "Why don't white people leave the house when there's a ghost?" It's a testament to director David Jung's smart... More>>
Feel Sad with the Hitmen of Salvo Feel Sad with the Hitmen of Salvo
, August 20, 2014
At first glance, Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's Salvo looks like just another entry into the Sensitive Hit-man genre: During a sticky... More>>
Masters of Sex Lights the Way for Progressive "Prestige TV" Masters of Sex Lights the Way for Progressive "Prestige TV"
, August 13, 2014
Spoilers up to the fifth episode of the second season. If Mad Men convinced us all that the sixties were the heyday of cultural Neanderthals,... More>>
Frank Never Takes Off the Mask But We Go With It Frank Never Takes Off the Mask But We Go With It
, August 13, 2014
Genius is hell, both for the blessed and those stuck in the shadows, cursed to spend a lifetime smashing their heads against the glass. In its... More>>
Growing Up Punk in Mexico in We Are Mari Pepa Growing Up Punk in Mexico in We Are Mari Pepa
, August 13, 2014
It doesn't matter that Iggy Pop endorses Carnival Cruises, or that Ramones-style crunch chords now power Top 40 country hits. Today punk is... More>>
The Cine-Essays of the Great Chris Marker Come to BAM The Cine-Essays of the Great Chris Marker Come to BAM
, August 13, 2014
Years ago, my husband would amuse me now and then with a re-enactment of the moment in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, where a society... More>>
Horror Flick Septic Man Has Plenty of Nonsense Mined for No Terror Horror Flick Septic Man Has Plenty of Nonsense Mined for No Terror
, August 13, 2014
Septic Man loves vomit above all other bodily fluids (though it loves those, too) -- fitting, considering its generally putrid quality. With a... More>>
Let's Be Cops Puts on a Costume and Pretends to Be a Buddy-Cop Flick Let's Be Cops Puts on a Costume and Pretends to Be a Buddy-Cop Flick
, August 13, 2014
When you put a pair of losers in uniforms, at the end of the day they're still losers. Best friends and roommates Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.) and... More>>
The Expendables 3 Refuses to Be Expendable or Especially Interesting The Expendables 3 Refuses to Be Expendable or Especially Interesting
, August 13, 2014
Titles don't get more ironic than The Expendables 3. The franchise claims to be about death-seeking mercenaries yet stars '80s action heroes, who... More>>
The Giver Teaches What Humanity Has Forgotten The Giver Teaches What Humanity Has Forgotten
, August 13, 2014
The Giver is more simple and raw than the rest of today's teen dystopias that try to cram in unnecessary backstory and love triangles. (Original... More>>
HBO's Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Proves You Don't Always Know What You Think You Know HBO's Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Proves You Don't Always Know What You Think You Know
, August 13, 2014
Maybe you think you know what Woody Allen did or didn't do in that summerhouse all those years ago. Maybe you look at his history -- shacking up... More>>
How Ferguson became Ferguson: Urgent Doc Spanish Lake Tracks a St. Louis Suburb's Shift from White to Black How Ferguson became Ferguson: Urgent Doc Spanish Lake Tracks a St. Louis Suburb's Shift from White to Black
, August 13, 2014
How did it get this way? That's one question left un-addressed in too much of the coverage of the clashes between police and protesters in... More>>
It's Business as Usual for The Trip Stars, and That's Fine It's Business as Usual for The Trip Stars, and That's Fine
, August 13, 2014
For women especially, it's wholly out of fashion to have sympathy for middle-aged, white men. In both real life and fiction, the thinking goes,... More>>
Life After Beth Strives to Be More Than Your Garden-Variety Zombie Flick Life After Beth Strives to Be More Than Your Garden-Variety Zombie Flick
, August 13, 2014
Every other year or so, someone comes down the indie-movie pike with an idea for an unconventional zombie movie — as opposed to the... More>>
Jake Squared Is Part Rom-Com, Part Apology for Self-Absorption Jake Squared Is Part Rom-Com, Part Apology for Self-Absorption
, August 13, 2014
More enervating than it is ambitious, Jake Squared is partly a romantic comedy and mostly a pseudo-philosophical apology for self-absorption.... More>>
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