Reviews

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) returns to the artistic-cultural NYC world explored in Baumbach’s last two NYC dramedies, What is remarkable in this script is how much sympathy Baumbach generates for his characters, who in lesser hands would be one-dimensional brutes.

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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free – all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.

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Few actors could lay claim to a more storied and dynamic a career, so it seems perfect that Harry Dean Stanton would go out giving a performance about an old man’s triumphant claim of victory on a life well lived.

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Writer/director Ryan Eggold is toying with some interesting stuff with all this, yet the emotional and thematic dots just don’t quite connect.

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Both Haneke and Huppert were clear on their intentions from the start, and this alignment produced a movie that holds up as one of the best arthouse films of the last 20 years, with a nearly unmatched quiet kind of intensity.

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ delivers an impressive match from Emma Stone and Steve Carell that faults as a standard biopic.

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Opening this week at the Screenland at Tapcade after a successful run in the festival circuit, Zoology is a headscratcher, but an admittedly interesting one. What it lacks in thematic focus it almost makes up for with its concept and fantastic cast…almost.

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This documentary about all-female mid-90s grunge band L7 tells a story that unintentionally become timeless to different generations.

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A quiet, cerebral meditation on poverty, adolescence, gang culture, and “family,” Dayveon tells a complicated story in a startlingly accessible way. Opening Sept. 22 at the Screenland at Tapcade.

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If Pennywise still gives you nightmares after all these years, the IT remake is going to ruin you.

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‘Second Nature’ is a woefully under-baked concept set in an absurd world that is entirely disconnected from reality.

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The worst thing for a sequel is to do is the exact same thing as its predecessor.

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Anchored by the performance of Lake Bell, who also wrote and directed the picture, I Do…Until I Don’t (opening today) recycles the mockumentary formula yet never comes off as redundant or familiar: an admirable feat, to say the least.

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] Social media has made it incredibly and horrifyingly easy to learn just about everything we could ever possibly want to know about each other. Ingrid Goes West goes right for the throat of our culture’s obsession with turning ourselves into social media stars, but while it ultimately gets lost in [...]

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La Poison is the reason I love Criterion. It’s a fresh POV from a filmmaker I knew next to nothing about, and it’s an angry, completely subversive movie about a married couple who’s so fed up with each other that they conspire to kill one another, unbeknownst to their spouse.

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