[Summer Guide 2014]
Start lining up for the Whitney Biennial
Critics elaborate on their votes, their favorite movie moments of the year and OK OK WE GET IT YOU LIKE MARGARET
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
His 10 favorite of the year, plus 2
Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?
Finally, something that combines the two great loves of twee urban foodies--foraging for local ingredients and melancholy independent cinema. Now, Forager was filmed in all five NYC boroughs, as well as parts of the Hudson Valley and New Jersey. The concept? A couple makes a living foraging wild ... More >>
A discerning film distributor and a passionate cinephile, Kino International president Donald Krim died of cancer last Friday at the age 65. The news reached many who knew him during the award presentation Sunday night at the Cannes Film Festival when the Israeli director Joseph Cedar, whose ... More >>
Plus 'Cruel Cinema,' Rudy Wurlitzer, and other spring film picks
With more than 250 films to see, there is no one, definitive festival experience. Here's mine.
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
Back from the Lido, I learned that Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's slight, stringent, not-quite sentimental tale of a movie star on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the 11-year-old daughter that loves him, had won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival--the "unanimous choice" per jury ... More >>
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost. Evidently inspired ... More >>
It's baby-mama drama in Baltimore
My Big Fat Greek Collapse
Soderbergh and solitary on the fest's 25th anniversary
Critics turn into optimists, pick WALL-E as year's best.
One of the year's best sneaks in while you were distracted by the blockbusters
That's Michelle Williams?? Kelly Reichardt's new film, Wendy and Lucy, will screen Saturday and Sunday at the New York Film Festival and as with the director's debut, Old Joy (2006), I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Old Joy, a modest and talk-heavy portrait of two men in their 30s whose fri ... More >>
Che wins the only Cannes award that really matters: ours
Children of Men and the value of an unedited shot
From Al Basrah to the AMC, 2006 meant war
Indie road movie takes an adventure out of time
Precocious kids and old joys at 35th annual showcase of up-and-coming directors
After Sundance short-shrift, American independent films get their due in Rotterdam
All quiet on the Western front: The best fiction entries at Sundance '06 were also the smallest
Sundance distribution deals and the science of no-sleep
Searching for Standouts at the IFFM