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So far Caroline Ely has created 87 blog entries.

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 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


Nocturama’s detached treatment of adolescent nihilism echoes modish turns by directors like Larry Clark and Michael Haneke—filmmakers love teens on a rampage.

By |August 16th, 2017|Crime, French|0 Comments

Strange Weather

Holly Hunter, in a major star turn, tries to elevate the paint-by-numbers tale into a moving canvas.

By |July 29th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments


Remember New York in the 1990s? This family dramedy takes places in faraway pre-Wired Age Manhattan, sporting some ’90s indie film tropes, too.

By |July 24th, 2017|Comedy, Family drama|0 Comments

The Midwife

Catherine Deneuve saunters away with the movie.

By |July 20th, 2017|French|0 Comments

Lady Macbeth

Meet one truly nasty woman. Keenly observed grace notes nudge the film (and the audience) to the edge.

By |July 13th, 2017|Book adaptation, U. K.|0 Comments

The Hero

The material is familiar, but be ready for tears along the way.

By |July 2nd, 2017|Drama, Top Picks|0 Comments