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Calum Marsh

George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar!; Credit: Universal Pictures

The Shape of Film to Come: 10 Movies Not to Miss in 2016

As we approach the end of another year in moviegoing — and as the industry prepares for its annual spasm of awards and accolades — it seems an apt time to look ahead. Here are 10 films you won't want to miss in 2016. 1. The Invitation (directed by Karyn......

Ten Highly Anticipated Films to Look for in 2015

Jauja Revered Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso returns after 2008's exquisite Liverpool with Jauja, his most astonishing film yet. While no less oblique than its predecessors, Jauja finds Alonso working for the first time with an international star, Viggo Mortensen, an intriguing wrinkle in Alonso's minimalist approach. Mortensen plays a Danish......

If You're Not a Rich Dope, This Is Where I Leave You Offers Nothing

"I've spent my whole life playing it safe," whines Judd Altman (Jason Bateman), the middle-class milquetoast at the center of This Is Where I Leave You. Yes, well, so has director Shawn Levy, but on the basis of his latest vacuous trifle he has no apparent intention, unlike Altman, of......

There's More to Streaming Than Netflix

As of this writing, the Netflix Instant catalog boasts more than 10,000 titles available for online streaming — a number that, as per the official Netflix rhetoric, seems colossal. But the landscape of this digital paradise may not be quite so idyllic. As classic-film enthusiast Jaime Christley reminds us, "If......

10 Movies to See in 2014

As awards season draws nearer and best-of-the-year lists keep rolling in, there's only one thing left to do: Get excited about what comes next. Here are 10 films you won't want to miss in 2014. 1. Adieu au language (director: Jean-Luc Godard) Jean-Luc Godard, master of the French Nouvelle Vague,......
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Five Great Summer Movies You Might Have Missed (And Can Still Catch!)

As another summer movie season characterized by cynicism and excess draws to a close, there are few activities less valuable or interesting than complaining about it. The blockbusters arrived, flattened cities, vomited effects, deafened with explosions, made money, didn’t make enough money, pleased populist critics, displeased elitist critics, and finally......

Track Down This Film: A New Leaf, Elaine May's Unfinished Jewel

This month, President Obama awarded actor-writer-director Elaine May the 2012 National Medal of Arts in recognition of "her contributions to American comedy"--an honor that, after more than 40 years of neglect of her films, seems rather like a consolation prize. The four movies May directed, between 1971 and 1987, have......