Review: Endless Poetry

Chilean surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical film screens at Zeitgeist
Inspiration comes in unpredictable forms. At 88 years old, legendary surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is enjoying a late-career surge unique in the history of film,...

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Review: The Survivalist

Chalmette Movies screens the story about surviving after civic collapse
It's easy to forget how crucial a role sound plays in the experience of a film. Neither dialogue nor music interrupts the first 17 minutes...

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Review: The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola directs a tense Louisiana-shot Civil War story
"Write what you know" often is the first piece of advice received by anyone looking to develop a unique voice as an author. That approach...

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Review: Baby Driver

Edgar Wright's action thriller with a killer choreographed soundtrack
British writer-director Edgar Wright has built a successful career on reimagining familiar film genres. His "Cornetto Trilogy" brought fresh ideas and unexpected laughs to the...

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Review: Rough Night

Kate McKinnon steals the show in a bawdy comedy
You can tell a lot about a summer movie from the way Hollywood markets it. The latest example is Rough Night, the first feature by...

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Review: I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach's film screens at Zeitgeist
British filmmaker Ken Loach made a name for himself in 1966 with Cathy Come Home, a BBC film about a fictional homeless couple that shocked...

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Review: Soul on a String

A magical realist, spaghetti Western Tibetan epic screens at Zeitgeist
There are unique pleasures to be found in genre films. Westerns, film noir, science fiction — any film that embraces a set of familiar, easily...

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Review: Window Horses — The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

The animated film screens June 2-8 at Zeitgeist
Maybe it's a reaction to the shrill, contentious tone of our public discourse today, or there could be something in the air. Whatever the reason,...

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Review: A Quiet Passion

A fictional account of Emily Dickinson’s life screens at The Broad Theater
There's something uniquely sorrowful about any great artist who doesn't find recognition during her lifetime. Then there's Emily Dickinson, who ranks among the greatest American...

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Review: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere stars as a go-between
Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar has a gift for extracting relatable and dramatically compelling stories from the hidden depths of Jewish culture. Remarkably, his 2011 film...

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