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Alec Baldwin seems to have cornered the market on playing ruthless, blond, businessmen with plans of world domination, but unlike the terrifying character he’s played on Saturday Night Live post-election, his (voice) turn in The Boss Baby is of the a …Read more


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Samantha Isler’s onscreen breakthrough came in 2016’s Captain Fantastic in which she played one of the children of an eccentric man played by Viggo Mortensen. But a few years before starring in the Oscar nominated film, Isler shot the low budget horr …Read more


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Shelley Farmer is an accomplished performer, writer and director currently working on a queer musical called And the Moon, we spoke to her about what she hopes to accomplish with the film, songwriting, her visual influences and how we can help her re …Read more


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After 20 years and much anticipation Danny Boyle has followed up his 1996 ode to addiction Trainspotting with a sequel that is every bit as eclectic and vibrant as its predecessor, but doesn’t quite capture the sense of vitality and innovation that m …Read more


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Screen romances are rarely as insightful as Joey Klein’s The Other Half, a film in which a boy and a girl fall in love, but fully understand that getting together isn’t the end-all, and that love never arrives without a modicum of pain. Emily (Tatian …Read more


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At this point, The Church of Scientology has been the subject of many a documentary, so it is refreshing to see a film take a new spin on the subject matter the way John Dower’s <em>My Scientology Movie</em> does. UK documentarian Louis T …Read more


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It is 1919, and a distraught young Frenchman visits the grave of a German soldier. That scenario could mean many things, but in Frantz, the family of the titular departed take it he is an old friend of their deceased. The soldier’s mother and fiancée …Read more


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New Directors/New Films is celebrating its 46th anniversary with a lineup featuring over two dozen films by some of the world’s most exciting auteurs. Feature films from Argentina, Nepal and South Africa, will be presented alongside experimental shor …Read more


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Being a mainland European sophisticate has its perks; cobbled streets serve as an ashtray for impenitent smoking, good fashion sense is as innate as gazing philosophically through window panes at nothing in particular, while speaking selective Englis …Read more


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At a talk on February 28th that kicked off a celebration of her work at FIAF, Agnès Varda jokingly referred to herself as “the dinosaur of the New Wave”, and the moniker ought to stick. At 88, she remains a true iconoclast who hasn’t only survived mo …Read more


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Many nonfiction films approach their subjects by way of problem-solving, and whether they’re trying to find the culprit of a murder, bring to light political corruption, expose some of nature’s best kept secrets, or put out calls to action, they seek …Read more


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In 2017 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema celebrates its 22nd year of showcasing the diversity and exuberance of Gallic cinema. With new works by the likes of Bruno Dumont, Francois Ozon and Nicole Garcia, the festival co-presented with UniFrance featur …Read more


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Samantha Barks and Max Irons play the star-crossed lovers in Bitter Harvest, a timely historical drama set in 1930s Ukraine which deals with the Holodomor, a horrifying famine-genocide initiated by the Kremlin, which saw millions of people die. Georg …Read more


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Documentary shorts are not for the faint of heart. Where feature documentaries have enough space to temper their message with a story, characters, and not infrequently plot twists as well, such palliatives are rare in shorts. But short form isn’t exa …Read more


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Bitter Harvest opens with the rippling wheat fields of Ukraine. Our hero, Yuri, narrates a childhood which doubles as a visual mainline of Ukrainian tradition, imagery, and cultural nostalgia. Yuri grows into a lovelorn artist played by Max Irons who …Read more


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Director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle is an exquisite film that explores fate through the tale of a nameless man who wakes up on a deserted island accompanied only by the title reptile. Using breathtaking animation, we follow the man as he b …Read more


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Whenever you hear people talking about classic Hollywood stars, the name Jennifer Jones isn’t mentioned as often as Bette, Clark, Katharine and Bogie. Despite winning the Best Actress Oscar for her breakthrough role in The Song of Bernadette, and bei …Read more


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Evanna Lynch was meant to be in front of the camera, watching her in My Name is Emily one can’t help but be disarmed by her charm, sense of humor, and the effortlessness with which she makes us root for her. In the film she plays the title character, …Read more


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In a year that saw both the defeat and resurgence of a generation of ideals, it is fitting that the selections for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Best Animated Shorts all linger with the irreconcilable differences between parent and progeny. Blin …Read more


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A foggy tarmac, the sound of an airplane engine, two lovers in matching trench coats and hats embrace as if it was the last time, precisely because it is their last time. Few moments in cinema history are as instantly recognizable as the dramatic cre …Read more


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Silent Nights An immigrant lives on the streets of Denmark, out of luck and out of options, but still determined to send money back to his family in Ghana. In a place he travelled to believing it was “the best city in the world”, we watch him encount …Read more


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Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is loosely based on the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado which took place during a midnight screening of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The sacredness of this communal space being disrupted so violently chang …Read more


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What is Gaga? Well, it can be difficult to explain. As adults, we tend to be too concerned with correctness, bogged down with the pressures of the world, overcome with insecurity, and puppeteered by our own habits to really understand the entire scop …Read more


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Real life stories about characters who overcome the odds to succeed and inspire audiences are a Hollywood staple, but they’re rarely done with the artistry and pragmatism of Lion. Garth Davis’ feature length debut which tells the story of Saroo, an I …Read more


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Home renovations are no fun, and even if we all dream of finding a buried treasure during the process, famed cartoonist Edward Sorel actually found one when he moved into a rent controlled apartment with his new wife in 1965. Upon tearing apart the r …Read more


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Asghar Farhadi’s films unfold at the pace of real life, with unexpected, but realistic twists waiting around each corner, yet they are also tone poems filled with the dread of the darkest of thrillers. His ability to balance the two is what makes him …Read more


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Simon Stone’s The Daughter is based on Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, and deals with the weight of homecomings and family secrets. Paul Schneider plays Christian, who upon returning home to Australia for his father’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding, discovers …Read more


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For the second consecutive year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Neighboring Scenes (January 26-31), a showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema featuring 15 films from 9 different countries. This year half the films were directed by …Read more


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Léo (Damien Bonnard), the hero of Alain Guiraudie’s Staying Vertical is a lost man. When we first meet him he is driving aimlessly seemingly looking for purpose. He thinks he finds it when he discovers the beautiful young Yoan (Basile Meilleurat) on …Read more


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Salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), dissatisfied with the dearth of prosperity in his milkshake maker business, decides to visit a small family diner in San Bernardino following a large order of his supplies from sibling owners Maurice “Mac” (John Ca …Read more


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