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Pitch Perfect
, October 03, 2012
As Pitch Perfect opens, its lead group of lady nerds, the Bellas, botch their lackluster performance at an a capella championship with neurotic... More>>
The Self-Limited Vision of Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights
Brooding in perspective
, October 03, 2012
English filmmaker Andrea Arnold's atypical, impressionistic approach to Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is her adaptation's main hook. As... More>>
Frankenweenie Awakens the Pleasures of Reanimation Frankenweenie
The Tim Burton you liked is back
, October 03, 2012
Ever since Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton has mostly been in the adaptation business, rendering dark and becurlicued Sleepy Hollows, Alice in... More>>
Wuthering Heights: Black Like Me Wuthering Heights: Black Like Me
Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Brontë braves lines of color
, October 03, 2012
British filmmaker Andrea Arnold's remarkable new adaptation of Wuthering Heights comes packing some redoubtable weapons, including the most... More>>
Two October Film Series Take on Life in the Last Days Two October Film Series Take on Life in the Last Days
Get your tickets for the end-times
, October 03, 2012
The Mayan apocalypse isn't forecast to hit until December 21, 2012, so BAM's four-day, five-film apocalypse movie retrospective might seem... More>>
V/H/S V/H/S
, October 03, 2012
In the faux-found-footage horror anthology V/H/S (containing material directed by Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Ti West, and others), a crew of... More>>
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
, October 03, 2012
Collapsing the expansiveness of book characters into quickly understood film characters involves trade-offs and compromises, kind of like... More>>
In My Mother's Arms In My Mother's Arms
, October 03, 2012
Focusing on a makeshift orphanage for 32 young boys in Baghdad whose parents have died since America blessed their country with freedom and... More>>
The Paperboy The Paperboy
, October 03, 2012
Precious director Lee Daniels’s Southern Gothic noir pulp presents itself with the doubtful come-hither hospitality of a gator-filled... More>>
Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi
, October 03, 2012
Sulky indie drama might not have been the best path through a story of mushroomers in a troubled marriage; that cheeky and possibly misleading... More>>
Avé Avé
, October 03, 2012
As genre unions go, both coming-of-age and love stories are well treated by the conventions of the road movie. There's a barreling, forward-lean... More>>
The Oranges The Oranges
, October 03, 2012
Yeah, all right already, we get it about suburbia: It's a topography of middle-age despair hidden under a sunny beige façade. Also,... More>>
It's Such a Beautiful Day It's Such a Beautiful Day
, October 03, 2012
It made for a deceptively vital change of context when cult animator Don Hertzfeldt strung together four of his award-winning cartoons into the... More>>
Decoding Deepak Decoding Deepak
, October 03, 2012
Made and narrated by a son in an attempt to reconcile his own perception of his father with that of the public at large, Gotham Chopra's Decoding... More>>
Bel Borba Aqui Bel Borba Aqui
, October 03, 2012
The demolished buildings of Salvador, Brazil, are substrates for public art to one native son. Bel Borba, a mixed-media artist with a huge... More>>
The Prosecution of an American President The Prosecution of an American President
, October 03, 2012
Akin to an updated Fahrenheit 9/11 minus the occasional humor, Dave Hagen and David J. Burke's The Prosecution of an American President advocates... More>>
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
, October 03, 2012
Skyrocketing domestic health care costs are tackled with sobriety in Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, but the film offers... More>>
Won’t Back Down Won’t Back Down
, September 26, 2012
The fat, lazy public school teacher who can’t be bothered to stop diddling with her phone or shopping for shoes online while her... More>>
Six Million and One
, September 26, 2012
The past is at once ever-present and ignored according to Six Million and One, Israeli documentarian David Fisher's film about his trip to... More>>
The Double Steps (Los Pasos Dobles)
, September 26, 2012
A bedeviling, blithe Spanish meta-film shot entirely in the dunes and cliff villages of Mali, The Double Steps begins with the tale of... More>>
Genndy Tartakovsky: Cartoons, Not Animation Genndy Tartakovsky: Cartoons, Not Animation
With big-studio millions behind him, the director still goes it alone
, September 26, 2012
"I hate realism," director Genndy Tartakovsky said last week over the phone. "In America especially, we're very narrow-minded as far as animation... More>>
Half a Century in, the New York Film Festival Thrives Half a Century in, the New York Film Festival Thrives
Fit at fifty
, September 26, 2012
In 1963, the pop artist Larry Rivers mounted a scaffold at Broadway and 65th Street and painted a billboard announcing that something new was... More>>
Caesar's Messiah: Rome Invented Jesus, New Doc Claims Caesar's Messiah: Rome Invented Jesus, New Doc Claims
, September 26, 2012
Those were trying times for Rome. Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian Caesars and a big spender with a reputedly homicidal temper, was on the... More>>
In Hotel Transylvania, A Comic Dracula Still Kills Hotel Transylvania
Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster
, September 26, 2012
Casting a tapered, vase-slender silhouette and speaking in a Transylvanian accent with a touch of Borscht Belt, Hotel Transylvania’s... More>>
Richard Peña's Long Goodbye Richard Peña's Long Goodbye
25 years and 700 movies later, an institution exits the NYFF
, September 26, 2012
February 1987. At the end of the meal, the waiter at Shun Lee brought Richard Peña a fortune cookie. Peña, a 33-year-old film... More>>
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