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Big Stone Gap

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
This quaint slice of small town life — set in author, screenwriter and director Adriana Trigiani’s hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va. — has all the hallmarks of quirky Americana.  

The New Girlfriend

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Parisian director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Young & Beautiful) knows how to tease and subtly manipulate audience expectations, especially when playfully inserting sexuality into the mix.  


0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The journey of Peter Pan (newcomer Levi Miller) begins when he’s left on the steps of an orphanage with a panpipe necklace — a keepsake that will define his legacy.   

He Named Me...

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Director Davis Guggenheim explores the burden of names in He Named Me Malala, his latest documentary foray showcasing the astonishing story of Malala Yousafzai.   

The Martian

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Ridley Scott’s latest take on the sci-fi genre positions audiences in an alternative not-so distant future where NASA hasn’t abandoned the idea of exploration and colonization on Mars.   

Mississippi Grind

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Having met while studying together at New York University, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck seemingly enjoy their status as multi-hyphenate indie filmmakers — from their feature run with Half Nelson to Sugar, before attracting greater attention and recognizable stars on It’s Kind of a Funny Story and now Mississippi Grind — never straying too far from their gritty roots, which always linger around the edges of the frames.  


0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Curiously, this dramatic romantic mystery from director Mikael Håfström (The Rite and Escape Plan) and screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive and 47 Ronin) wallowed on the shelf for years before getting this delayed release in theaters.  

Sleeping with Other People

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Coming on the heels of Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, writer-director Leslye Headland’s Sleeping With Other People comes across like the sly, slutty younger cousin defiantly sashaying on the other side of the street, but still clocking what’s going on in the spotlight.  

Time Out of Mind

0 Comments · Thursday, October 1, 2015
Director Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind has suffered a fate similar to its protagonist George (Richard Gere), a homeless man who, after wandering the streets, seeks refuge at a Manhattan intake center.   

‘Sicario’ Brings Us Face-to-Face with the Void

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is in over her head. A tactical FBI agent with a solid record, the willingness to take the kill-shot without hesitation and no life outside work to speak of, Macer is the perfect audience stand-in in Sicario, the latest journey into the heart of darkness masterminded by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve.