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So far Caroline Ely has created 93 blog entries.

The Rape of Recy Taylor | NYFF 2017

This important documentary aims to correct a flagrant case of injustice and provide the context in which it took place.

By |October 15th, 2017|Documentary, Festivals|0 Comments

Human Flow

Am I my brother’s keeper? How you answer this question might determine how you feel about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s ambitious film on the world’s refugee crisis.

By |October 12th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

Chavela

A vivid documentary portrait of the vain, pain-wracked, but magnetic Mexican singing star and lesbian icon Chavela Vargas.

By |October 12th, 2017|GLBT, Music|0 Comments

Paradise

An epic World War II saga filmed in deep black and fine-grained white.

By |October 12th, 2017|War|0 Comments

Dina

An empathetic but ultimately low-stakes look at the courtship and marriage of two neurologically challenged middle-aged individuals.

By |October 5th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

Lucky

Harry Dean Stanton (recently deceased at 91) brings piss and vinegar to an essentially plotless movie awash in celebrations of kooky oddballdom and insider references to Stanton’s movie career.

By |October 5th, 2017|Drama|0 Comments

The Teacher

A tightly focused and plotted film that starts as a mild bureaucratic satire and burgeons into a hybrid psychological thriller and morality tale.

By |August 30th, 2017|Thriller, Top Picks|0 Comments

Polina

Polina covers the typical dance-movie steps faithfully and soars with expressive and gorgeous choreography.

By |August 24th, 2017|Foreign|0 Comments

The Nile Hilton Incident

So overflowing with atmosphere, this aspiring thriller can’t quite live up to the richness of its setting, Cairo, right before the Arab Spring.

By |August 17th, 2017|Crime, Middle East|0 Comments