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The 10 Best Films of 2015. And Where To Find Them.

By at January 23, 2016 | 11:43 am | 1 Comments

The 10 Best Films of 2015. And Where To Find Them.

Like every film critic, I had wonderful intentions of having my annual best-of feature ready to go by the first day of 2016. But hey, if intentions were actions, this would have been ready three weeks ago. Better late than never, but my personal Top Ten of 2015 now has some fortuitous timing with a notable groupthink about the best films of the year, namely the more...

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This Is Not a Cab Driver: JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI Film Review

By at November 22, 2015 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

This Is Not a Cab Driver: JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars For the second time in his career, the famously outspoken director Jafar Panahi has made a film with an uncredited cast and crew. He had to. Since the Iranian government banned him from filmmaking in 2010, Panahi has made his culturally poignant films in secret, and protected those that contribute. If you’re not familiar with Panahi, you’d expect more...

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A Meryl Streep Power Ballad: RICKI AND THE FLASH Film Review

By at September 10, 2015 | 11:02 pm | 0 Comment

A Meryl Streep Power Ballad: RICKI AND THE FLASH Film Review

4 / 5 stars There’s nothing too original about the broken and misguided relationships in Ricki and the Flash. But the depth of experience rippling through the film yields something that feels so fresh, so naturally exciting that cliché isn’t just avoided, it’s often ignored. I’m not just talking about Meryl Streep’s approach to the role of an older, failed more...

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Coming in 2016: Tilda Swinton in A BIGGER SPLASH

By at September 1, 2015 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment

Coming in 2016: Tilda Swinton in A BIGGER SPLASH

Yes, word of a new Tilda Swinton film is reason to stop what you're doing and pay attention. But when she's surrounded by other very pretty people on a volcanic Mediterranean island AND she's playing a rock star... this feels like a whole bunch of upside. The film is A Bigger Splash, from I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino. The cast: :: Matthias Schoenaerts (the more...

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