Review: Kiki revisits New York ball scenes

The documentary screens at Zeitgeist
There's no medium like documentary film for bringing little-known subcultures out of the shadows and into the light of an unsuspecting world. More than 25...

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Review: Kong: Skull Island

Popcorn movie meets throwback monster mash
What makes a really good popcorn movie? There's no formula for the finely crafted, imaginative, escapist entertainment many of us find appealing, whatever our tastes...

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Review: The Salesman embeds social commentary in personal stories

The Oscar-winning Iranian director’s film is at The Broad
Until last week, only three directors had won a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award more than once: Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman and Vittorio De...

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Review: The Red Turtle

The Academy Award-nominated animated film is at The Broad
It's no wonder that animated films have come to symbolize the commercial excesses of 21st-century Hollywood. Budgets for animated blockbusters routinely exceed $200 million and...

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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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