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Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Windows on the World’ Lacks Subtlety But Finds Emotional Resonance

Film Fest 919: Utilizing the September 11th terrorist attacks as a plot device is the cinematic equivalent of a nuclear weapon. Deploy it properly...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Premature’ Sees Summer Love With Poetic Realism

Film Fest 919: Coming of age love stories are as old as the medium itself. Cinema is littered with these tales, in all shapes...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Bacurau’ is a Wild Experience

Film Fest 919: Whenever a movie evolves before your very eyes, it can be an exciting thing to witness. Anything you've heard about "Bacurau"...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘The Chambermaid’ Provides Adequate Room Service

Film Fest 919: It's a unique experience to watch a film set entirely within a hotel while actually staying at one. That's the case...

Film Fest 919 Review: ‘Sorry We Missed You’ Has No Hope

Film Fest 919: What's the difference between Ken Loach and Bruce Springsteen? Both are poets of the working class, albeit on different continents, but...

Film Fest 919 Review: Timothée Chalamet Becomes ‘The King’ With Robert Pattinson Stealing The...

2019 Film Fest 919: In fairly short order, Timothée Chalamet has become one of the hottest young actors in the industry. Any filmmaker would...

Film Review: ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Promising Prototype for Revolutionary Film Technology

Ang Lee is not a director to be beaten down by past failure. After “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” was met with an onslaught...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Whistlers’ Is a Creative And Entertaining Noir

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Detective stories are always better when they have a different kind of spin to them. We've had almost a...

Film Review: ‘Honey Boy’ Packs a Rich, Emotional Punch

­Truth is almost always stranger than fiction, especially in Hollywood. Shia LaBeouf knows this perhaps better than anyone. The former child star was vaulted...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Beanpole’ Finds the Will to Go On

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: When has a Russian historical drama ever been a happy movie? While "Beanpole" doesn't change that perception, it does...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Atlantics’ Is An Ambitious Supernatural Mystery

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: To call "Atlantics" a supernatural drama is to do it a severe injustice. Yes, there is a spectral element...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Irishman’ Soulfully Etches Age and Sin with Joe Pesci’s Most...

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: The energy and vigor that pours from the screen in Martin Scorsese's intensely constructed picture "The Irishman" is too...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Liberté’ Is a Grueling And Vile Experience

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Audacious filmmaking almost always deserves to be commended. When a creative force opts for subversion and challenging audiences, knowing...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Synonyms’ Defies Easy Definition

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: When a storyteller opts to ignore all presumed conventions about their movie, it's a very compelling thing to witness....

Film Review: ‘Downton Abbey’ Invites You to Visit Old Friends

It's been four years since the Crawleys and their staff said good bye, but their stories now move to the big screen in "Downton...

NYFF Film Review: Uruguay’s Oscar Submission ‘The Moneychanger’ Is A Tender Allegory for an...

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: In “The Moneychanger (Asi Hablo el Cambista),” the titular character is a hapless halfwit whose astuteness can never quite...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Zombi Child’ Mixes the Undead With Voodoo

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: It's almost a sure thing that no movie has ever tackled the undead like "Zombi Child" opts to. Nothing...

NYFF Film Review: The Dardennes Depict Radicalization With ‘Young Ahmed’

2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: What does it take to commit a terrorist act? How do young men become radicalized by religion? These are...

Film Review: ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Is a Generic Revenge Tale

Sylvester Stallone has taken two very different paths with his two iconic characters. His underdog pugilist Rocky Balboa started as a romance in "Rocky"...

Film Review: ‘Zeroville’ is Not an Ode to Cinema, But a Eulogy to What...

Steve Erickson’s literary masterpiece, “Zeroville” is a love letter to cinema. Beautifully written, and thought-provoking, the novel follows one man’s years-long love affair with...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Antigone’ is a Jarring Adaptation of a Greek Tragedy

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: "Antigone" adapts a classic Greek tragedy to illustrate the immigration experience while covering the issues of modern-day police brutality...

Rocky Mountain High: An Introspective on the 46th Telluride Film Festival

2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The 46th Telluride Film Festival came and went in the blink of an eye, just as it always does each...

Film Review: ‘Hustlers’ Is a Celebration By and For Women

Hollywood has long told stories of women who sell their bodies to the eyes of lustful businessmen flaunting their dollars on their lunch breaks....

TIFF Film Review: ‘Joker’ Doesn’t Reinvent the Comic Book Movie, But It Keeps the...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The Joker is one of the most familiar, and intriguing villains to ever exists both on screen and in...

TIFF Review: ‘Harriet’ Falls Short of its Heroine’s Greatness

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: As much as Hollywood tries to convince us otherwise, the world doesn't need another biopic. But with a subject...

TIFF Review: ‘The Cave’ and ‘Adam’ Showcase the Power of Female Solidarity in the...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Issues of women's rights have long been a subject of heated debate in the Arab world. While situations vary...

Telluride Film Review: Kitty Green’s ‘The Assistant’ Highlights Complicity With A Star Making Turn...

2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Kitty Green writes and directs a heavy, dour look into the makings of a monster, and the complicit nature in...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ is Eddie Murphy’s Triumphant Return to the...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Eddie Murphy is a comedic legend who has reached a status that many can only dream about. With nearly...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Blackbird’ Paints a Conventional but Moving Family Portrait

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It is never easy to accept the impending death of a loved one. Even more troubling is the knowledge...

TIFF Film Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ Is a Haunting Meditation on Isolation, Identity, and Madness

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: There are certain films where you can tell immediately after watching that they’re destined to be written about for...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Instinct’ Plays a Dangerously Sexy Cat-and-Mouse Game

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: People have long claimed that women prefer bad boys. Whether this is true or not, this widespread belief has...

TIFF Film Review: Stellar Cast Can’t Wash Away Stains of Sodebergh’s ‘The Laundromat’

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: You know those times doing your laundry when you over-stuff the washer—against all warnings and your own good judgment—and...

TIFF Review: Taika Waititi Amazes with the Hilarious, Poignant ‘Jojo Rabbit’

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: With a filmography that includes such heartwarming comic gems as "Thor: Ragnorak" and "Hunt for the Wilderpeople", Taika Waititi...

TIFF Film Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Is an Endearing Tribute to...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: "It's not really about Mister Rogers." So remarks a character in Marielle Heller's new film "A Beautiful Day in...

Telluride Film Review: ‘Parasite’ Works In Perfect Synchrony With Story and Bliss

2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The imagination and mind of renowned director Bong Joon-ho have fluttered around our cinematic universe for years with inventive and...

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