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DOC NYC Review: ‘Alicia’ Tells a Troubling Story from the Netherlands with American Relevance

Unfolding like a document for social workers and counselors training for work in the field, Maasja Ooms’ Alicia offers up no easy solutions for a child caught in the system. Observing a young girl from age nine to thirteen, her life is captured with great tenderness and immediacy as Alicia’s problems start to become unmanageable […]

Stream Nicholas Britell’s Beautiful Full Score for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk won’t hit theaters for another month or so, but you can now let some of the film’s beauty seep in thanks to the release of the official score. Reteaming after Moonlight, Nicholas Britell’s compositions for the James Baldwin adaptation make for a joyous celebration of the boundless love found at […]

NYC Weekend Watch: Claude Lanzmann, Chris Marker, ‘Ghosts of Mars’ & 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 Miseducation of Cameron Post,’ ‘Blindspotting,’ ‘Outlaw King,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ 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. Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) Blindspotting is a mess that is likely to lessen […]

First Trailer for Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Maya’ Follows a Journey of Rehabilitation

Following up Goodbye First Love, Things to Come, Eden, and more of the best films of the century thus far, Mia Hansen-Løve returned this year. Premiering on the fall festival circuit was her latest film, Maya, and while it’s still awaiting U.S. distribution, those in France are lucky enough to see it upon its release […]

‘Jupiter Ascending’ Takes Flight as New Ballet Production

With its gloriously over-the-top dialogue and otherworldly visuals, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending certainly earned its moniker of “space opera.” What looks to be the filmmaking duo’s final feature (at least for the time being) is getting a second life on the stage, but rather than in opera form, it’s been adapted as a new ballet. […]

Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Gets New Trailer as Netflix Announces 2018 Release Date

After the world shelled out nearly $1 billion for Jon Favreau’s live-action take on The Jungle Book, Warner Bros. realized it may be difficult to attain the same level of attention for Andy Serkis’ take on the same story, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. So, they sold it off to Netflix and the company has announced […]

Laika Returns with First Trailer for Stop-Motion Adventure ‘Missing Link’

Travis Knight, the head of the stop-motion animation studio Laika, is finishing up his Transformers film Bumblebee, but that doesn’t mean the company has taken a break. Following up Knight’s directorial debut Kubo and the Two Strings, they’ll return this spring with Missing Link, a new adventure from ParaNorman director Chris Butler. Featuring the voice cast of […]

Watch: Jason Mantzoukas on The Rolling Stones vs. The Beatles in Exclusive Clip from ‘The Long Dumb Road’

The manic, anarchic charm of Jason Mantzoukas is on full display in The Long Dumb Road, Hannah Fidell’s latest feature, which follows his character alongside Tony Revolori’s Nat on a road trip to Los Angeles. While the comedian is usually utilized for quick bursts of energy in various comedies, Fidell gives him a genuine arc and proves […]

Mariano Llinás’ 14-Hour Epic ‘La Flor’ Gets a 2-Minute Trailer

A decade ago Argentine filmmaker Mariano Llinás released his four-hour drama Extraordinary Stories, which was only a taste of what to expect when it came to his follow-up. Clocking in at an epic fourteen hours, La Flor is split up into three parts and six episodes, and after a decade-long production, it finally saw the light […]