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Film March 05, 2016
Stephen Page’s ‘Spear’
Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.
Film December 05, 2015
Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’
A documentary examining Indonesia’s anti-communist purges in the mid-'60s highlights the repression of the nation’s history and its lasting effects.
Film January 23, 2016
Mother nature in ‘Carol’ and ‘Room’
After Carol’s tender yet suffocating tale of sexual repression, comes Lenny Abrahamson’s emotionally dishonest Room.
Film October 24, 2015
Colin Farrell and Léa Seydoux in Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘The Lobster’
Yorgos Lanthimos’s surrealist film The Lobster, punctures cherished myths about love and marriage in an absurdist alternative universe.
Film September 26, 2015
Michael Fassbender in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth
Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth falls short in exploring the true depths of ‘black and deep desires’.
Film August 01, 2015
Nouveau western ‘Far From Men’ hits close to home
Viggo Mortensen crosses the desert mountains with an Arab prisoner in 'Far From Men', set during Algeria’s war of independence.
Film June 27, 2015
Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd misses mark
The splendid cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation Far from the Madding Crowd can’t make up for the director ironing out the nuance.
Film May 09, 2015
Binoche and Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria
Like Bergman and Antonioni, Olivier Assayas focuses on the experience of women, as in his latest, Clouds of Sils Maria.
Film March 28, 2015
Feeling the Pynchon in Anderson’s Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson’s efforts to stay true to the novel Inherent Vice leave this film noir floundering in the dark.
Film February 21, 2015
Citizenfour’s Edwardian drama
Laura Poitras’s Snowden film, Citizenfour, is a welcome return to documentary that doesn’t tell us what to think.
Film January 24, 2015
Foxcatcher’s charm wrestling
Foxcatcher’s fearless stars score all the points in a takedown of naked narcissism and searing sociopathy.
Film December 20, 2014
Timothy Spall a vivid J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh’s latest
Timothy Spall embodies Turner in a virtuosic performance of an artist in pursuit of the ethereal and elemental.