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Steve McQueen Creates a Complex Human Portrait of Beautiful Brutality

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
From the first moment I walked out of the theater during a private press screening of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, I knew this film had the potential to spark discussion on the subject and history of race and race relations in the United States.   

The Counselor

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Coen Brothers took celebrated novelist Cormac McCarthy down an artfully dark pathway in their adaptation of No Country for Old Men, but one can only imagine that Ridley Scott, working from a scr  

Bad Grandpa

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Octogenarian Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) sets off on a cross-country tour with his grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) and you just know it’s going to be a wild ride. Zisman happens to be a cre  

I Used To Be Darker

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This indie family drama from co-writers Amy Belk and Matthew Porterfield, who also directed, possesses onion-like layers that, while peeling away, seems to call forth even more tears. Runaway Tary  

Mademoiselle C

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Fabien Constant’s documentary trains its lens on Carine Roitfeld, fashion stylist and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. The spotlight arrives at the moment Roitfeld moves to New York to lau  

When Comedy Went to School

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Directors Mevlut Akkaya (Kanake) and Ron Frank (The Naked Truth) set off to research and present their findings on the birth of modern stand-up comedy, which is universally recognized to have been  

The Alternative Spotlight: Black Cinema Rising

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Independent black cinema might finally be coming into its own and it’s worth focusing strictly on this moment. As a longstanding member of the Black Reel Awards, one of several entities that recognizes the best in black cinema each year, I find myself in the enviable position of having access to a number of films that rarely reach theaters in our area.


0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Although the idea of another version of Stephen King’s debut novel doesn’t inspire much hope for a dramatic re-imagining or a startlingly compelling departure, the pairing of Chloë Grace More  

Escape Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 In this mythic clash of the 1980s action titans from director Mikael Håfström (Derailed and 1408), Sylvester Stallone plays a prison consultant who breaks out of high-security facilities t  

The Fifth Estate

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) takes audiences behind the scenes of the start of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange (the enterprising and seemingly omnipresent Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (