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October 17, 2016
Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women is a departure for her in some ways. It’s the first feature she’s worked on without
October 10, 2016
The late Christine Chubbuck is more famous than one might expect of a local Sarasota journalist who focused on relatively
June 24, 2016
Todd Solondz is a polarizing moviemaker, to be sure, but no one can deny that the man has a distinctive
December 10, 2015
To watch Austrian duo Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s Goodnight Mommy is to be subject to an emotional resonance and
October 13, 2015
Two years ago, only cinephiles knew who Cary Joji Fukunaga was. He was the Oakland-born writer-director of gritty, modestly budgeted
June 19, 2014
As the lead environmental terrorist in Night Moves, Jesse Eisenberg takes it very seriously. John Ralske, MovieMaker Magazine (MM): This
June 18, 2014
Christopher Blauvelt is a rising star behind the camera, as cinematographer for 2013’s The Bling Ring and Max Rose, and
October 4, 2013
At this year’s New York Film Festival, internationally renowned filmmaker Jia Zhangke showed his new film, A Touch of Sin,
June 13, 2013
This year’s Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) offers a uniquely broad-ranging view of contemporary cinema. Aside from their World Premiere-heavy
May 15, 2013
Festival de Cannes is upon us. Like me, you wish you were there. Or unlike me, you are there, which
Tribeca Film Festival
May 10, 2013
I always go into the Tribeca Film Festival with a mixture of excitement and dread. Of the 738 (or so)
Sam Fleischner Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
May 2, 2013
This year, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors from director Sam Fleischner was my favorite narrative feature at Tribeca, where it
east timor
April 30, 2013
Alias Ruby Blade, which had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last week, tells the story of Kirsty
kill team
April 25, 2013
Dan Krauss’ riveting, disturbing, morally probing documentary, The Kill Team, celebrated its world premiere this week at the 2013 Tribeca
December 19, 2012
The Tortuous Torture Debate The “debate” over the depiction of torture in one of my favorite movies of the year,
December 13, 2012
That Buzz You Hear The chatter in my insular little film-nerd world this week was all about who’s not directing