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Juliette Lewis Muddles Through Adulthood in Kelly & Cal Juliette Lewis Muddles Through Adulthood in Kelly & Cal
, September 03, 2014
Juliette Lewis typically plays the firecracker, delivering sardonic line readings in a husky hiss or exploding normalcy with eccentric behavior.... More>>
Serena and the Ratts Go Back in Time to Kill Hitler Serena and the Ratts Go Back in Time to Kill Hitler
, September 03, 2014
"We may have to do it 22 times to make it look like you've done it a thousand times," David Fincher told Todd McCarthy in 2010, describing his... More>>
In The Longest Week, Rich Authors Have a Sad In The Longest Week, Rich Authors Have a Sad
, September 03, 2014
The Longest Week, from writer-director Peter Glanz, is a romantic dramedy that echoes its main characters: beautiful on the outside, bereft of... More>>
No No Shows How Dock Ellis Pitched a No-Hitter Tripping Balls No No Shows How Dock Ellis Pitched a No-Hitter Tripping Balls
, September 03, 2014
"That ball turned into a silver bullet, his arm into a gun." That's how singer Todd Snider romanticized Dock Ellis's 1970 feat of pitching an... More>>
Falcon Rising is Kind Of Like Commando If You Squint Falcon Rising is Kind Of Like Commando If You Squint
, September 03, 2014
Its supporting characters, like beat cop Katarina Da Silva (Millie Ruperto), may insist that "the world isn't always white-and-black . . .... More>>
Doc Gringo Trails Argues Why Backpackers Aren't Too Different From Regular Tourists Doc Gringo Trails Argues Why Backpackers Aren't Too Different From Regular Tourists
, September 03, 2014
In the late 1970s, Costas Christ, now an editor at National Geographic Traveler, took a boat down the river in southern Thailand, disembarked,... More>>
Forrest Gump, the Movie Loved By Everyone's Grandma Forrest Gump, the Movie Loved By Everyone's Grandma
, September 03, 2014
Forrest Gump was a fable without a moral, the key to its maddening success. At the end of the movie, the idiot-who-always-failed-up tried to make... More>>
The Benedictine Monks in The Rule Show How Far Compassion Can Go The Benedictine Monks in The Rule Show How Far Compassion Can Go
, September 03, 2014
Hard to believe that The Rule, a set of monastic precepts established by St. Benedict in the sixth century, could apply to educating inner-city... More>>
Snow Zou's But Always is Steeped in Nostalgia for '70s Beijing Snow Zou's But Always is Steeped in Nostalgia for '70s Beijing
, September 03, 2014
You might feel wary of But Always as soon as a title card announces that the love story’s first scene takes place in 2001 New York. Snow... More>>
Savor the Graphic Sexual Experimentation of Wetlands Savor the Graphic Sexual Experimentation of Wetlands
, September 03, 2014
Girls behave very, very grossly in Wetlands, a German coming-of-age saga doused in blood, spit, and more sexually explicit excretions. David... More>>
Biopic Cantinflas Lacks All the Irreverence of the Man Biopic Cantinflas Lacks All the Irreverence of the Man
, September 03, 2014
While Cantinflas the man was famous for irreverent, improvisatory comedy, Cantinflas the film is an uncritical, stiff biopic. The only thing... More>>
Lincoln Center's James Brown Fest Showcases Peak Human Achievement Lincoln Center's James Brown Fest Showcases Peak Human Achievement
, August 27, 2014
Is it overselling it to claim that James Brown's 18-minute performance on 1964's The T.A.M.I. Show rivals the moon landing as the choicest... More>>
The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles with a Star's Underage Love The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles with a Star's Underage Love
, August 27, 2014
If older man/younger women matchups make many people uncomfortable, the older man/much younger women combo tends to make them apoplectic. It... More>>
In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan Gun-Parties Like It's 1989 In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan Gun-Parties Like It's 1989
, August 27, 2014
Here's what an R rating gets you these days: a few splattery headshots, some glimpses of cable TV-style background nudity, a couple kids and... More>>
The Material in African-American Doc Through a Lens Darkly is Rich and Stunning The Material in African-American Doc Through a Lens Darkly is Rich and Stunning
, August 27, 2014
The material that Guggenheim-winning, race-history doc-maker Harris works with in Through a Lens Darkly is rich and stunning: the semi-secret... More>>
The Conformist, Bertolucci's Boldest Film, Showing at Film Forum The Conformist, Bertolucci's Boldest Film, Showing at Film Forum
, August 27, 2014
In Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900, fascism proves a galvanizing force — but only for psychopaths. Italy's budding sadists, Attila Mellanchini... More>>
Last Weekend Embroils Patricia Clarkson in a Battle of Politeness Last Weekend Embroils Patricia Clarkson in a Battle of Politeness
, August 27, 2014
The most striking moments in Last Weekend are not the expected ones. It's not the way first-time directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams shoot the... More>>
Kundo: Age of the Rampant Is Not Your Average Korean Robin Hood Western
, August 27, 2014
It wasn't just Robin Hood who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Korea circa the early 1860s had its own band of thieves with a yen for... More>>
The Damned Is a Little Scary The Damned Is a Little Scary
, August 27, 2014
Is The Damned scary? Yes, a bit. But full enjoyment of this horror film might depend on the depth of your sympathy for characters who are... More>>
Hungary's Brutal The Notebook Will Cause Delightful Confusion on Netflix Hungary's Brutal The Notebook Will Cause Delightful Confusion on Netflix
, August 27, 2014
About as different from its 2004 Ryan Gosling — Rachel McAdams namesake as possible, The Notebook (A nagy füzet) recounts the... More>>
Brutal Prison Drama Starred Up Stirs Rare Empathy Brutal Prison Drama Starred Up Stirs Rare Empathy
, August 27, 2014
The beginning of David Mackenzie’s U.K. prison drama, Starred Up, might make you wonder if you’ll survive to the end: We see a kid... More>>
Torture Fetishists Will Savor The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears Torture Fetishists Will Savor The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
, August 27, 2014
A nipple is sliced off. A crotch is stabbed. Plastic, glove-clad hands creep beneath someone's skin and stretch, smother, rip. A man's stomach is... More>>
Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering Explores the Controversial Cancer Treatment Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering Explores the Controversial Cancer Treatment
, August 27, 2014
Extracted from apricots, peaches, and almonds, Laetrile is one of the most controversial cancer treatments to approach the mainstream. The... More>>
Anime Fantasy Patema Inverted Pulls You In with Stunning Images Anime Fantasy Patema Inverted Pulls You In with Stunning Images
, August 27, 2014
Among astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's well-publicized nitpicks about Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity was that a more appropriate title would... More>>
Holocaust Doc Shadows From My Past Could Use a Professional Touch Holocaust Doc Shadows From My Past Could Use a Professional Touch
, August 27, 2014
Shadows From My Past is like a box stuffed with old letters and photographs: Things may be out of order, but, stay with it, and you’ll soon... More>>
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