Review: Toni Erdmann

The drama screens at The Theatres at Canal Place
Do we ever really know our children? It's easy to feel close to the little ones, their young minds and budding personalities constantly betraying their...

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Review: Neruda creates the meta-biopic

Pablo Larrain's ode to the Chilean poet is at The Broad Theater
It's the right of a narrative filmmaker to take liberties with historical events and figures, especially when art — not history — is the primary...

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Review: an unforgettable portrait of James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro

The documentary screens at The Broad Theater
There were many heroes in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, but novelist, essayist and social critic James Baldwin became the movement's...

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Review: Paterson, a poem from Jim Jarmusch

Adam Driver is a bus driver poet in the film screening at the Broad Theater
New York City-based filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is widely recognized as a founding father of modern American independent film. Early Jarmusch masterworks Stranger Than Paradise and...

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Review: gender, punk and 20th Century Women

Mike Mills’ film is a moving character study and '70s pop culture period piece
Past eras come into focus gradually with the passage of time. Long dismissed unfairly as the frivolous "Me Decade" by cultural observers of every stripe,...

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Review: Hunter Gatherer’s messy reality and promising debut

The impressive small-budget drama screens at Zeitgeist
There's no shortage of small, independent films vying for audience attention throughout the year. Even little-known film festivals are flooded with hundreds (or thousands) of...

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Review: Isabelle Huppert saves Paul Verhoeven’s Elle

The provocateur returns with a revenge thriller
"Provocateur" may be the word that best describes Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven. The director's forays into science fiction mostly have resulted in cult favorites like...

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Review: In Fences, Denzel Washington lets the stage do the work

Washington directs and stars in August Wilson’s powerhouse drama
August Wilson doesn't yet have the broad name recognition of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, but he may be the only playwright of recent decades deserving a place alongside those...

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A year in review: Ken Korman’s top films of 2016

A look at New Orleans’ year in film, plus the best films screened in New Orleans in 2016
If you want to understand Hollywood in 2016, look no further than the year's box-office winners. At the time of this writing, nine of the...

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Review: Mifune: The Last Samurai reveals the real Toshiro

Zeitgeist screens the documentary about the Japanese screen legend
What if there was a single movie star from the golden age of world cinema who combined the cool of Humphrey Bogart, the charisma of...

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