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Jon Stewart's Rosewater is Outraged, Cinematic, and Even Funny Jon Stewart's Rosewater is Outraged, Cinematic, and Even Funny
, November 12, 2014
During a 2009 Daily Show interview with Maziar Bahari, the Canadian-Iranian journalist who, earlier that year, had been imprisoned in Iran for... More>>
Dumb and Dumber To Is Missing the Original's Magic Idiocy Dumb and Dumber To Is Missing the Original's Magic Idiocy
, November 12, 2014
In the mid 1990s, self-appointed cultural gatekeepers used to wield Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s Dumb and Dumber as proof of the... More>>
Long-Unseen Crime Drama Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) Returns to the Big Screen at Film Forum Long-Unseen Crime Drama Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) Returns to the Big Screen at Film Forum
, November 12, 2014
It's one thing to watch sturdy, dexterously charming Jean Gabin as a working-class joe who doesn't mind dangerous manual labor, figuring that's... More>>
Psychodrama Butter on the Latch Blurs the Lines Between Waking and Dream States Psychodrama Butter on the Latch Blurs the Lines Between Waking and Dream States
, November 12, 2014
Elegant and elliptical, Josephine Decker's psychodrama is a blurring of the line between waking and dream states. In Butter on the Latch, the... More>>
Occupy the Farm Remembers One of the Movement's Successes Occupy the Farm Remembers One of the Movement's Successes
, November 12, 2014
The Occupy movement persists in fits and stutters around the globe, and though its inability (stateside at least) to resolve internal issues... More>>
Wolves Feels Like a Western With Werewolves Wolves Feels Like a Western With Werewolves
, November 12, 2014
Werewolf movies are traditionally about the beast within, but the adversaries in David Hayter's Wolves are strictly external. With its outsider... More>>
Sweet Doc Getting to the Nutcracker Delivers a Saccharine Story Sweet Doc Getting to the Nutcracker Delivers a Saccharine Story
, November 12, 2014
Defending the youthfulness and whimsy of The Nutcracker, ballet instructor and managing director of the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet Pamela... More>>
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty Shares a Compelling Look at a Mexican Cartel Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty Shares a Compelling Look at a Mexican Cartel
, November 12, 2014
Jesus Christ was the only muthafucka who couldn't be bought, and they crucified him," says one of the interview subjects in Angus Macqueen and... More>>
Casting Auditions Become Body Horror in the Uneven Starry Eyes Casting Auditions Become Body Horror in the Uneven Starry Eyes
, November 12, 2014
Ambition, according to a shadowy movie producer in the uneven Starry Eyes, is "the blackest of human desires." He says as much to aspiring... More>>
Katie Holmes Murders Catcallers in the Timely Satire Miss Meadows Katie Holmes Murders Catcallers in the Timely Satire Miss Meadows
, November 12, 2014
It takes a committed performance to make a character like Miss Meadows fly, and Katie Holmes goes all in. She's introduced in a scene that plays... More>>
Bad Turn Worse Plays Like a Superior '90s Indie Crime Drama Bad Turn Worse Plays Like a Superior '90s Indie Crime Drama
, November 12, 2014
From the opening robbery in a hard-land gas station, Simon Hawkins and Zeke Hawkins's Bad Turn Worse floors it straight into the past — it... More>>
Japanese Horror Epic Penance Is Unnerving for More Than Three Hours Japanese Horror Epic Penance Is Unnerving for More Than Three Hours
, November 12, 2014
While it doesn't cohere into anything more substantial than a collection of self-loathing anxieties, Japanese teledrama Penance is effectively... More>>
The Divine Katey Sagal Kills at Karaoke in Always Woodstock The Divine Katey Sagal Kills at Karaoke in Always Woodstock
, November 12, 2014
2014 has been a good year for redemption-through-music stories, with high points such as God Help the Girl and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls... More>>
'80s Teens Grow Up, Feel Sad in The Toy Soldiers '80s Teens Grow Up, Feel Sad in The Toy Soldiers
, November 12, 2014
Erik Peter Carlson's The Toy Soldiers is a pitch-black spin on American Graffiti, set in a brightly colored place during what's remembered as a... More>>
The Cow POV Shots Aren't the Only Great Thing in Thou Wast Mild and Lovely The Cow POV Shots Aren't the Only Great Thing in Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
, November 12, 2014
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, the more structured and narrative-driven of Josephine Decker's first two features, takes place on a farm run by gruff... More>>
Autobiographical Doc Burroughs Paints William S. as an Elusive Persona Autobiographical Doc Burroughs Paints William S. as an Elusive Persona
, November 12, 2014
By respectfully minding the gap between Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs's experimental fiction and his real-life passions and traumas,... More>>
Stunning and Impossible, Tarkovsky's Final Film, The Sacrifice, Returns to the Big Screen Stunning and Impossible, Tarkovsky's Final Film, The Sacrifice, Returns to the Big Screen
, November 12, 2014
Upon its release 28 years ago, Andrei Tarkovsky's final film, The Sacrifice, was variously called "stunningly beautiful" and "impossible to sit... More>>
Beside Still Waters Fails to Freshen the Reunion Movie Beside Still Waters Fails to Freshen the Reunion Movie
, November 12, 2014
Chris Lowell’s inaugural directorial effort opens with Ernest Hemingway’s quote about how “all generations are lost by... More>>
The Brief John's of 12th Street Provides a Warm Sketch of the East Village Restaurant The Brief John's of 12th Street Provides a Warm Sketch of the East Village Restaurant
, November 12, 2014
Vanessa McDonnell’s John’s of 12th Street, a warm, affectionate sketch of the eponymous East Village restaurant, is the kind of... More>>
Father-Son Drama Brahmin Bulls Is an Accomplished First Feature Father-Son Drama Brahmin Bulls Is an Accomplished First Feature
, November 12, 2014
The delicate father/son drama Brahmin Bulls relies on a series of small miracles, from an indoor cat finding her way home after being left on the... More>>
It's Goodbye to Rockstar Dreams in the Love Hunter It's Goodbye to Rockstar Dreams in the Love Hunter
, November 12, 2014
In what might be a chance encounter shot by a documentary film crew, Milan Mumin, the real-life former lead singer for Love Hunter, an... More>>
The Fall Season's 5 Best New Series and Its 5 Biggest Disappointments The Fall Season's 5 Best New Series and Its 5 Biggest Disappointments
, November 05, 2014
There's more television today than at any other point in the medium's history, but there's a good chance you're stuck in a TiVo rut. That's... More>>
For Better or Worse, Big Hero 6 Updates Disney's Cartoon Kids' Flicks For Better or Worse, Big Hero 6 Updates Disney's Cartoon Kids' Flicks
, November 05, 2014
Imagine if nerdy Clark Kent didn't have to remove his glasses and pocket protector to save the world. Then imagine him as fat and sweet as a... More>>
It's Conservationists vs. Oil and Militias in the Stunner Virunga It's Conservationists vs. Oil and Militias in the Stunner Virunga
, November 05, 2014
Here's a question the rest of us are lucky never to have had to think about: How many people does it take to bear away the corpse of a grown... More>>
Stephen Hawking's Marriage Makes for Wise but Glossy Drama in The Theory of Everything Stephen Hawking's Marriage Makes for Wise but Glossy Drama in The Theory of Everything
, November 05, 2014
If the universe is infinitely finite, an entity whose mystery is knowable only through an evolving progression of theories and equations, it's... More>>
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