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In the 1970s artist Chris Burden had one of his friends shoot him in the arm for the appropriately titled performance piece Shoot, he also crucified himself on top of a Volkswagen Beetle for Trans-Fixed, decades later in 2011 he finished Metropolis I …Read more

The world is urbanizing at an astonishing rate, and if we aren’t mindful in that process, the results could be dire. So says Matt Tyrnauer in his documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. In order to present the debate of urban development, he …Read more

In Newton, director Amit Masurkar has created a finely tuned little movie that accomplishes the rare feat of satisfying precisely the parameters it sets for itself. It seems intuitively wrong to use the word “small” anywhere around the topic of India …Read more

In their crowdfunding video, Sam Voutas and friends describe how their last venture, Redlight Revolution, was hijacked. Twirling an umbrella with stolen Redlight artwork plastered on its plastic body, the team winds through the backstreets of a Chine …Read more

Look how the light illuminates the dust, free from shadow, the sweat beads pearled on skin, the frigid bright snow, and the silken hair of the protagonist Liina. This is the magic of black and white cinema. November immediately entrances with its aes …Read more

In The Promise, Oscar Isaac plays a young Armenian man, Mikael Pogosian, who leaves his small village to go to medical school in Constantinople. The titular promise refers to his pledge to return and marry a village girl (Angela Sarafyan), whose dowr …Read more

Last week, photos of Saffiyah Khan, half Pakistani/half Bosnian UK citizen, went viral when she came to assist a hijab-wearing Muslim woman getting harassed by a group of EDL lads. The English Defense League—an extreme right wing, anti-Islamic group— …Read more

Jack Lowden is the kind of actor who can make golfing look like the most thrilling sport on Earth. And no offense to golfers, there must be a reason why the sport has remained so popular for more than a century, but because of its solitary nature and …Read more

In Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, the titular jazz titan remains elusive and out of reach as the title of the film might imply. Director John Scheinfeld starts at the beginning of  Coltrane’s life in North Carolina where his religious …Read more

Doing the right thing seems impossible when no one knows exactly what “the right thing” is. One morning, railroad linesman Tzanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov) finds millions in cash lying on the tracks. Rather than keeping the money, he calls the autho …Read more

The Lost City of Z is James Grey’s entry into the cinematic tradition of obsessive adventurer movies. Based on the real-life expeditionist of the early 20th century, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), Grey’s approach is characteristically subtle. This i …Read more

Joseph Cedar’s first English-language film centers around the eponymous hero, Norman Oppenheimer. He is introduced as an amusingly grating New York schmoozer of limited success. Richard Gere, as Norman, is always ruddy-cheeked, trawling midtown, a pe …Read more

Stanley Kubrick’s contributions to cinema extend well beyond his innovative way of juxtaposing images to tell stories and his symmetrical compositions; he was also a master at using music to heighten and highlight emotions. Whether he was using Jocel …Read more

In 1942, 13-year-old Ernst Lossa (Ivo Pietzcker) is transferred from a children’s home to Dr. Werner Veithausen’s (Sebastian Koch) psychiatric hospital. Though there is nothing wrong with him, Ernst is Yenish and Third Reich “gypsy” discrimination al …Read more

Trying to write about girlhood is hard because you find yourself using words like, “gauzy”, “liminal”, “delicate”, “fleeting”. These cheesy things we say about growing up are true after all, but figuring out how to say it again convincingly is the ch …Read more

Full as it is with often complicated imagery and complex symbolism, it is perhaps a relatively simple image in Nicolette Krebitz’s film Wild that is most telling: a young woman named Ania (Lilith Strangenberg), having begun an obsession with wolves a …Read more

In Christian Schwochow’s Cracks in the Shell from 2011 a young drama student, belittled by her drama teacher, goes on to win the leading role in a play and takes her method acting to dark, dangerous places. In Schwochow’s new film Paula, young artist …Read more

Through the windows of an abandoned farmhouse in New Hampshire, a prospective buyer spots the decaying body of what appears to a homeless woman. Next to her body, a diary reveals an astonishing journey of survival and starvation during one of the col …Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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