If you talk to April about wolves or the Swedish-Serbian ultra-black comedy Montenegro, she'll never leave you alone.
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Though Moselle’s narrative feature debut, Skate Kitchen, tells a fictional story, the director again draws heavily from her subjects’ own personal histories, this time constructing a story about teen girls finding themselves and each other ...
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Peretz could have given each potential pairing equal time in the story, but he sticks with the most evocative of the two; Juliet, Naked has its charms, and they are named Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke.
Director Björn Runge’s slow-burn marital-implosion drama The Wife explores a sad cliché: the literary titan whose wife is the real talent, trapped on the periphery of craft conversations, never asked her opinion. This is a portrait...
Crystal Moselle’s wildly fascinating observe-and-report coming-of-age drama Skate Kitchen opens with teen skater Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) doing flip tricks by herself at the park. Two little boys eye her, kids at least seven years her...
There’s a pretty great fake-out early in Jesse Peretz’s adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked. We meet the usual regressively boyish Hornby protagonist Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), assuming we’ll watch him fumble through a romance,...
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Filmed in black-and-white in the wintry countryside of Görlitz, Germany, Schwentke’s vision of a man who would be posthumously named the Executioner of Emsland is chilling and yet, at times, almost farcical.