Review: The Drop

Ken Korman says James Gandolfini’s last role is a fine swan song for a fine actor
Dennis Lehane knows how to tell a crime story. His best-selling novels include Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, both of which found bigger audiences and won multiple awards in their feature film adaptations.

Review: The Congress

Ken Korman says Ari Folman’s dystopian fantasy is entertaining and ambitious, if a bit muddled
It's been a good year for science fiction on the big screen, from Jonathan Glazer's innovative indie Under the Skin to enjoyable Hollywood fare like Lucy and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman's The Congress builds on that trend with a wildly imaginative, dystopian vision of our digital media-saturated future.

Review: Ida

Ken Korman says Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama is a fine antidote to summer blockbuster bombast and fluff
Summer is not noted for bringing great foreign films to New Orleans. Even theaters that regularly present nonmainstream fare lean toward blockbusters when the weather gets hot (but popular movies can subsidize the presentation of other films during the long festival season).

Review: Kink

Ken Korman submits to a new documentary about the world’s leading purveyor of bondage videos
An 80-minute documentary about, the world's leading purveyor of BDSM videos (bondage, dominance and submission, sado-masochism, etc.), Kink is intended for general audiences unfamiliar with this subset of the estimated $13 billion-a-year internet porn industry. But that doesn't make it easy to watch.

Review: Land Ho!

Ken Korman on a spirited indie road movie about two old fellows who travel across Iceland
Hollywood doesn't make many movies about older people. Rightly or not, studio executives tend to believe that only young and beautiful stars attract the all-important youth demographic to theaters.

Review: Magic in the Moonlight

Ken Korman says Colin Firth and Emma Stone are fine, even if it’s not top-shelf Woody Allen
"Warm and breezy" is a phrase not often applied to the funny yet angst-ridden films of Woody Allen, but it's a fair description of Magic in the Moonlight. A period piece set in the 1920s and shot amid the natural splendor of the French Riviera, the film may be the first from Allen to qualify as a traditional summer movie.


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