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A film that opened in Paris in 1979 finally surfaces in the United States. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
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At its most fun, this documentary functions as a stealth backstage chronicle. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
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Mr. Dotrice, who began acting in a P.O.W. camp, had a long career in movies, on TV and onstage, winning his Tony in “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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The director combines dark humor, a painterly sense of composition and lots of gore. But beneath the violence lies a deep humanity — and a love of the absurd. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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Via TIFF, this is a nifty mash-up of Psycho‘s shower scene and its many ripoff/parodies — Jamie Lee Curtis, Bugs Bunny and Richard Pryor are among the many to intersect. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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Role by powerful, unexpected role, the actress has convinced Hollywood — and herself — that she’s never to be underestimated. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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The film stars Chadwick Boseman and is directed by Ryan Coogler, who cast his “Creed” lead, Michael B. Jordan, in the role of the villain, Erik Killmonger. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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Continuing a horror boom at the box office, “Happy Death Day” arrived as the No. 1 movie in North America, with $26.5 million in ticket sales. [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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For film writers who, like myself, remain chained to New York, NYFF marks the time of year when the much-hyped (or -hated) titles from the festival circuit finally pay us a visit. NYFF represents the last stop for many of the reliable sampler of films from Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, and elsewhere before they enter theaters and launch their awards season runs. At last, we get to see the films the more important writers have already grown tired of debating on Twitter. From Sundance this year comes Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, a coming-of-age queer romance set in 1980s Italy. A [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
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The St. Louis-set For Ahkeem’s central character, Daje Shelton, is on a path to avoid a life of poverty and disappointment. Having been suspended from her local high school for a number of petty offenses, Daje’s opportunities are narrowing by the season. Enlisting in a school for troubled youth as a last resort, her future is up in the air. While the documentary is centered around Daja, African-American teenage men are always present. Daja speaks of her many male friends who have been lost to gun violence, and her boyfriend Antonio (and their eventual son, the title character Ahkeem) will have [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
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One of the highlights of the 55th New York Film Festival was the Master Class with Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman. Hosted by Kent Jones, the 90-minute presentation covered a wide range of subjects and also included key clips from the work of the two great cinematographers. Storaro and Lachman have been friends for over 40 years. Lachman claims that he was Storaro’s first American fan, after seeing both The Spider’s Stratagem and The Conformist at the 1970 NYFF. He subsequently worked with Storaro on Luna, when the Italian DP began shooting American movies but had not yet secured a [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
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With Lana Wilson’s highly recommended documentary The Departure opening today at New York’s The Metograph, we’re rerunning this interview with Wilson conducted prior to the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Check The Metrograph’s page for screening times and a list of special guest moderators, ranging from fellow filmmakers to Zen teachers, who will host Q&A’s with Wilson this weekend. One of the major discoveries of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Lana Wilson’s The Departure is a beautiful, wise and deeply empathetic immersion into one fascinating character’s unique approach to suicide prevention. Ittetsu Nemoto is a former punk rocker [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
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World-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei makes his feature-length filmmaking debut with Human Flow, an expansive documentary that shines a light on the global refugee crisis. Ai circles the globe to showcase the personal stories behind the sweeping headlines of fallout from war, famine and climate change in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand and Turkey. Today 65 million people have been forcibly displaced, more people than in the time period following World War II. Ai manages to show both the massive scale of the [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
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The first two episodes of Netflix’s Mindhunter, directed by David Fincher, are slightly stylistically diluted but still distinctively his. Fincher also directed the last two episodes of the ten-episode first season, which has already been renewed for a second prior to dropping this Friday — whether I make it to his bookending episodes I have no idea, but fans should at least take a look at this starting point. “Peak TV,” or at least the limited-run series, has increasingly accommodated one director who wants to do it all: this year has seen airings of Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Big Little [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
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At Cannes, Claire Denis’s Let the Sunshine In (subtitled Bright Sunshine In on the DCP) premiered to many nonplussed reactions. By some considerable measure her talkiest film, Sunshine tracks a painter, Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), as she slams straight from one romantic dalliance into another. That is, effectively, the entire plot: there are a few scenes that do not involve men, but in general the film marches inexorably and restlessly through a series of failed partnerships. The dance and sex scenes are very familiar — Denis still gets defamiliarizingly close to skins and heads — but the rest is not, necessarily. Denis has [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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