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‘Galveston’ Trailer: Elle Fanning and Ben Foster Lead Melanie Laurent and Nic Pizzolatto’s Crime Drama

If you can’t wait until the third season of True Detective early next year, some more Nic Pizzolatto is coming your way next month. Inglourious Basterds and Enemy star Mélanie Laurent has made her English-language debut with Galveston, starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster. Following a SXSW premiere, it’ll now get a release in October and the full […]

Todd Haynes to Direct ‘Dry Run’ with Mark Ruffalo Being Eyed to Star

It’s no secret to any film buff that Todd Haynes can do just about anything. From lush period pieces (Carol, Far From Heaven) to family films (Wonderstruck) to an experimental retelling of the life of Bob Dylan (I’m Not There), the director has truly proven himself to be a master of any genre or story he […]

TIFF Review: ‘The Third Wife’ is a Mesmerizing Directorial Debut

It’s 19th century Vietnam and fourteen-year old May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My) has just been married to a wealthy landowner named Hung (Long Le Vu). She wears a genuine smile on her face, this next chapter in life as hopeful as it is scary. She has two other women to help steer her through womanhood, […]

TIFF Review: ‘Heartbound’ Follows a 9,000 Kilometer Journey for a Better Life

A film ten years in the making, anthropologist Sine Plambech and her director husband Janus Metz’s open a door with Heartbound onto an intriguing humanist story dealing with the complexities of life, love, and survival that spans almost nine thousand kilometers from Thailand to Denmark. The logline is simple: over 900 Thai women have moved to […]

TIFF Review: ‘The Good Girls’ Looks at Mexico’s Economic Crisis from the Upper Class

Sofía Hernandez (Ilse Salas) has everything: three children she can ignore, servants and maids to take care of her every whim, and a husband (Flavio Medina’s Fernando) who inherited his wealth from his father and still has yet to really work for it thanks to Uncle Javier (Diego Jáuregui) managing things like he always had. […]

TIFF Review: ‘Consequences’ is an Expertly Constructed Slovenian Drama with a Devastating Finale

Andrej (Matej Zemljic) is an eighteen-year-old abuser. He’s stopped going to school, started getting into fights, disrespects his parents, and most recently hit a teen after she berated him for his not wanting sex. It’s an escalating series of incidents that no one is willing to deal with anymore, so they decide to let a […]

‘Tyrel’ Trailer: Jason Mitchell Needs to Get Out in Harrowing Race Relations Drama

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was brilliant in its satirical take on race relations in today’s America, but another Sundance feature proved to be even more harrowing in its realistic depiction of how subtle racism can play out. Sebastián Silva’s latest film Tyrel follows Jason Mitchell’s character Tyler placed in a testosterone-heavy, white man-filled weekend and the […]

NYC Weekend Watch: Banned Films of the Czech New Wave, ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There,’ ‘A Moment of Innocence’ & 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: ‘Damsel,’ ‘Maniac,’ ‘Clouds of Sils Maria,’ ‘Custody,’ ‘The Witch,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here. Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas) Movies about making movies often get […]

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Trailer Previews Barry Jenkins’ Harlem-Set Love Story

Following the first teaser tied to James Baldwin’s birthday and this new trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight follow-up premiered to a rapturous response at TIFF. Now ahead of a U.S. premiere at New York Film Festival–the first time they will present a film at the Apollo Theater–Annapurna’s new trailer dives […]