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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Review: finding joy and make-believe in La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in the lively musical from Damien Chazelle.
There's a moment in every movie musical that's fraught with danger: the first time a character bursts into song. If a film's transition to the...

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Review: Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan's masterful return

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams star in the impressive drama
Sometimes things just don't work out for films that once seemed destined for adulation and awards. There's no better example from recent years than celebrated playwright Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret.   The follow-up...

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Review: in A Man Called Ove, not all grumpy old men are created equal

The Swedish film screens at The Broad Theater
Bleak realism long has characterized the cinema of Sweden, from the art-house classics of Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries) to more recent, noirish...

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Review: Sad Vacation: The Last Days of Sid and Nancy

The documentary screens through Nov. 23 at Zeitgeist
The storied lives and ugly deaths of punk hero Sid Vicious and his girlfriend and manager Nancy Spungen may not be the freshest topic for...

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Review: Arrival and learning the language of “others”

Amy Adams stars in Denis Villeneuve’s mesmerizing sci-fi film
There was a time when those who made science fiction movies were more interested in existential dilemmas than action-packed alien invasions. Sci-fi classics from 2001:...

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