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‘Fury’ Fights a Dirty Personal War

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
More than any other contemporary filmmaker, David Ayer is the epitome of a street warrior.   

Poor Judgment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It is obvious why the selection committee for the Toronto International Film Festival tapped The Judge for their opening night slot.  

Local Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett Harnesses Deep Human Magic

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
As a film critic, every time I settle into a theater seat I prepare myself for an experience that I liken to tapping into memory. The images that unspool before me may not be lived and processed  

The Strange Things We Do for Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Love Is Strange shows us — whether we happen to be married, in long-term relationships, dating, or single — that love, beyond all of our fairy tale notions, has a remarkably human core.
  

The 2014 TIFF Alternative: Managing High Expectations

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I find myself — a full four days into the festival — attempting to rationalize my tepid response thus far.  

Reflecting on 'The Double' and How Nature Nurtures

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
We know Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) all too well. In fact, some of us might recognize elements of Simon in ourselves.  

‘Life of Crime’ Pays the Highest Tribute to Elmore Leonard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Not quite a comedy of errors or a thriller, but something that feels brand new up on the screen.   

'Calvary' Asks Us to Walk Alongside a Good Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A village priest (Brendan Gleeson) in coastal Ireland hears weekly confessions. His parishioners enter, knowing that there’s little to no anonymity in the booth because he knows them, each and  

Director Michael Dowse Embraces Affairs of the Heart

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The first clue that What If, the new film from Michael Dowse, might be a subtle veering off course from the typical journey can be found in the performance of Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace, the lovelorn chap at the center of things.   

Searching for 'A Most Wanted Man'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a Chechen Muslim, enters Hamburg, Germany illegally, weaving his way through sewers, stowing away on a cargo ship, hiding in plain sight beneath a dirty hooded sweatshirt and a scraggly beard. Throughout his circuitous journey, though, Issa makes time to pray.  

The Persistence of Time

Patricia Arquette on the 12-year experience of making Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Boyhood, as you've probably already heard, is a different kind movie. Shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast, filmmaker Richard Linklater's perceptive ode to family and the life of one specific boy (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from age 6 to 18 is also about the simple passage of time...  

Cracking the Code with ‘I Origins’ Director Mike Cahill

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
For fans of the current wave of independent filmmaking, there’s a certain romantic curiosity surrounding the power-trio of Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Mike Cahill. Marling holds the center, anchoring and serving as the face of the trio’s projects together.  

Embracing the Present in ‘Wish I Was Here’

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
There’s something fitting in the work of Zach Braff — the star of successful television comedy series Scrubs, which sang, danced, and laughed its way through the madcap years of med school residency for its hapless trio of would-be doctors — because Braff, settling in at the helm of his second feature film, has a not-exactly morbid curiosity with life and death.   

Filmfest München: What Cincinnati's Sister City Can Teach Us

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Instead of starting off with questions about what I learned about international film culture from attending the Munich Film Festival, it would be far more instructive to kick off with a discussion about what the experience made me think about in terms of what it means to be modern.
  

A Family-Friendly Call From ‘Earth to Echo’

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Earth to Echo wastes no time setting up its premise. Three young teens — Alex (Teo Halm), Tuck (Astro) and Munch (Reese Hartwig) — as awkwardly nerdy as can be, land themselves in the middle of quite an adventure when they begin investigating cell phone disturbances in their soon-to-be redeveloped community in Nevada.