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Maya Deren in At Land

Maya Deren on Film

Maya Deren's best-known achievement, her remarkable 1943 dream-poem Meshes of the Afternoon, was just the beginning of a too-brief career. Her output would extend from experiments in psychodrama, like Meshes and Witch's Cradle, a fascinating, barely edited collaboration with Marcel Duchamp made during Deren's short period in Hollywood; to highly......

Father's Day Review

In nearly 40 years of producing movies, Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment have become a much-loved staple of the low-budget exploitation market, knowing merchants of such grindhouse delicacies as Tromeo and Juliet (1996) and the Toxic Avenger franchise. Their latest title, Father's Day, is a lovingly ironic re-creation of such......

The First Best Picture: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Jan. 12 The Aero's showcase for Golden Globe nominees in the Foreign-Language Film category continues tonight with the Dardennes brothers' The Kid With a Bike. Centered on the eponymous orphan, looking for his father and finding a surrogate mother, it's a gentler and more warmhearted look at the travails......

Angelina Jolie and Other Auteurs

Thurs., Jan 5 The Aero's screwball comedy series concludes with a pairing of Howard Hawks' delicious Ball of Fire (1941), starring Barbara Stanwyck as a nightclub chantoosie hiding out in an improbable house of academics, led by bookish (!) Gary Cooper; and Leo McCarey's superb marital comedy The Awful Truth......

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Dec. 29 While Cinefamily's run of Battle Royale (2000) — its U.S. theatrical debut — continues through the New Year, a couple of more recent foreign offerings are closing tonight. Downtown Independent has Kinyarwanda, the Audience Award winner at Sundance, AFI and the Starz festivals, about the lives, loves......

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Dec. 29 While Cinefamily's run of Battle Royale (2000) — its U.S. theatrical debut — continues through the New Year, a couple of more recent foreign offerings are closing tonight. Downtown Independent has Kinyarwanda, the Audience Award winner at Sundance, AFI and the Starz festivals, about the lives, loves......

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Dec. 22 Head to the Music Hall 3 tonight for the last chance to catch a couple of fine independents: Behold the remarkable "self-portrait through others" that is Charlotte Rampling: The Look; or revel in the seductive, soured sensuality of a fading Parisian brothel of the Belle Époque, presented......

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Dec. 22 Head to the Music Hall 3 tonight for the last chance to catch a couple of fine independents: Behold the remarkable "self-portrait through others" that is Charlotte Rampling: The Look; or revel in the seductive, soured sensuality of a fading Parisian brothel of the Belle Époque, presented......

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Dec. 15 Last chance to catch We Need to Talk About Kevin, which completes its Oscar qualifying run at Cinefamily today (the film will be back on local screens in January). It's a rare film, and not merely in the sense that it's director Lynne Ramsay's first since 2002's......

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Thurs., Dec. 15 Last chance to catch We Need to Talk About Kevin, which completes its Oscar qualifying run at Cinefamily today (the film will be back on local screens in January). It's a rare film, and not merely in the sense that it's director Lynne Ramsay's first since 2002's......