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The Narrative and Philosophical Maturity of Youth

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
With Youth, Paolo Sorrentino returns to the query explored in The Great Beauty of what remains when joy and pleasure no longer have intense immediacy and when memory bleeds away the vitality.
  

The Top Films of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Youth, Spotlight, The Revenant, Carol and more: Let's get right to discussing the best movies of the year.
  

Hitchcock/Truffaut

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2015
For this documentary, Kent Jones, former film critic and programming director with the New York Film Festival, gathered filmmakers to discuss the impact of François Truffaut’s seminal book, Cinema According to Hitchcock.   

Sisters

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Apparently women can suffer from insufferable cases of arrested development just like guys, which Amy Poehler and Tina Fey seem intent on proving in Jason Moore’s Sisters.
  

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2015
There’s a confounding disturbance in the holiday release schedule this year.   

The Muse and the Modern Bard

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth gets a fascinating visual reinterpretation thanks to Justin Kurzel, an Australian neophyte with only one previous feature credit to his name.  

In the Heart of the Sea

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Having staked his claim as a noted Academy Award-worthy filmmaker (Best Picture and Best Director on A Beautiful Mind along with nominations in both categories seven years later for Frost/Nixon), Ron Howard has ventured down a more eclectic pathway as of late.  

Simien’s Femmes Step Up in Their Latest Projects

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In Justin Simien's explosive dramedy Dear White People, the ladies ended up dominating the proceedings, seizing control of the film's fictional Ivy League campus and our imaginations.
  

Chi-Raq

0 Comments · Friday, December 4, 2015
Teyonah Parris, seemingly ready for a full-on breakout after attracting attention last year in Dear White People, leads the charge in Spike Lee’s latest, a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata.  

Krampus

0 Comments · Friday, December 4, 2015
I may end up sounding a bit Scrooge-like, but there’s something deliciously intriguing in the premise of Krampus, a story about dissatisfaction among a dysfunctional family during the holiday season that results in the emergence of a Christmas demon.