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Busan Review: ‘Love Education’ is an Earnest, Warm Multi-Generational Drama

Busan 2017 ReviewIndependent; 120 minutes Director: Sylvia Chang Written by Zhuo-Ning Su on October 21, 2017  Death is literally the beginning in the cross-generational relationship drama Love Education, which closes the 2017 Busan International Film Festival today. In depicting a quintessentially Chinese family dispute about burial sites that sets free unspoken sorrows building across half […]

‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ Director and Stars on Sex, Realism, and the Fluidity of Cinema

Act up! Fight back! Fight AIDS! You don’t hear the United States branch of ACT UP’s (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) famous slogan in Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute), but its ethos courses through the film’s powerful love story. Campillo spent his late twenties debating, organizing, and protesting as a member of ACT UP […]

Full Synopsis Unveiled for Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’

We’re only about two months away from the release of a new Paul Thomas Anderson film, one which carries the added significance of featuring the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis. After having recently confirmed its long-rumored title of Phantom Thread, the first trailer — which clocks in at two minutes and sixteen seconds — is […]

NYC Weekend Watch: Giallo, ‘The Sacrifice,’ ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ Monty Python & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]

New to Streaming: ‘The Untamed,’ Jean-Luc Godard, ‘Whose Streets?,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles […]

Review: ‘The Snowman’ is a Fractured Mess Absent of Suspense and Substance

Theatrical ReviewUniversal Pictures; 119 minutes Director: Tomas Alfredson Written by Dan Mecca on October 19, 2017  The biggest mystery within Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman concerns its own creation. How exactly did a movie like this get made by the people involved? It’s not a rhetorical question. If anyone reading knows something more than has been reported, please reply […]

Margot Robbie Hits the Ice in First Teaser for ‘I, Tonya’

While a good amount of films come to the fall festival season with distribution and a release date already in tow, there’s the chance some could ignite such acclaim that they pick up both in a matter of days or weeks and we see them sooner than imagined. This was the case for Craig Gillespie’s Tonya Harding […]

‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Florida Project’ & More Lead 2017 Gotham Award Nominations

Despite the insanity of announcing year-end award nominations with still well over two months to go in 2017, we have to give it to the annual IFP Gotham Awards for being more on-point than most trophy ceremonies this season. They’ve now unveiled the nominations for their 27th edition and leading the pack is Jordan Peele’s […]

Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Depicts Tragedy with Realistic Bravado

Theatrical ReviewColumbia Pictures; 133 minutes Director: Joseph Kosinski Written by Jordan Ruimy on October 19, 2017  The word hero seems to be mentioned a great deal in this age of the 24-hour news cycle, but the members of the Granite Mountain “Hotshots” genuinely deserve to be known as such. They were the best at what they did. […]

‘Princess Cyd’ Trailer: Meet One of 2017’s Most Beautiful Films

There are few directors working today that love their characters more than Stephen Cone. After reaching a wider audience with one of 2015’s best films, Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, he’s returning this year with Princess Cyd. Following a 16-year-old’s summer in Chicago, where she clashes and connects with her aunt and learns more about her […]