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  • 6 days ago | Film Reviews

    Is it possible to essentially like a movie yet feel revulsion toward its script? David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars is clearly intended as a sharp satire of Hollywood ambition, vanity, avarice and emptiness, and in places it's smart and astringe...

  • In Wild Canaries, a modestly scaled murder mystery-comedy from writer-director-star Lawrence Michael Levine, today's Brooklyn is a place of danger and intrigue. Just as in the good old bad old days of the Seventies and Eighties, you can...

  • Is it possible to essentially like a movie yet feel revulsion toward its script? David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars is clearly intended as a sharp satire of Hollywood ambition, vanity, avarice, and emptiness, and in places it's smart and...

  • 13 days ago | Film and TV

    There are two kinds of humanist movie. One kind shows human beings struggling against the most unspeakable horrors, sorrows or injustices and still, somehow, emerging with their essential goodness intact. The second, thornier type gives us people ...

  • Argentinian writer-director Damián Szifrón's Wild Tales is loose-limbed, rowdy, and exhilarating — in its vibrant lunacy, and with its cartoonishly brash violence, it's a little bit Almodóvar, a little bit...

  • Vampires, vampires everywhere, and not a drop to drink. One of the tragedies of the modern world is there's nowhere left to find regular old vampires with solid, old-fashioned values — except, maybe, New Zealand. That's the setting for...