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So far Caroline Ely has created 85 blog entries.

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

Beatriz at Dinner/Sami Blood

Two movies take on the concept of privilege from the outsider’s point of view in very different ways and epochs.

By |June 16th, 2017|Indie, Scandanavia|0 Comments

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

The annual festival offers a rich and wide-ranging cross section of new Italian films.

By |June 6th, 2017|Featured, Italy|0 Comments