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So far Caroline Ely has created 105 blog entries.

The Insult

Two men’s ill-tempered argument leads to a hurled curse, a courtroom showdown, and urban battles that come close to setting Lebanon on fire.

By |January 11th, 2018|Foreign|0 Comments

Vazante

Set in 19th-century Brazil, Vazante seizes on something evil and never looks away.

By |January 11th, 2018|Foreign, Top Picks|0 Comments

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

A biopic that could not ask for better performances from its stars.

By |January 4th, 2018|Biopic, Book adaptation|0 Comments

Django

A biopic of Django Reinhardt, who defined the captivating signature “jazz hot” style,

By |January 4th, 2018|Biopic|0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes/The Divine Order

Two very different films look back at feminism in its fresh and exciting 1970s heyday.

By |December 31st, 2017|DVD/Streaming/On Demand|0 Comments

Happy End

Happy End unfolds familiar themes for director Michael Haneke as the elderly struggle with the end of life, watchers watch the unwitting watched, and hypocrisy plays out within a bourgeois family.

By |December 21st, 2017|Family drama|0 Comments

Dalida/The Dancer

Two restless, intractable talents dominate European biopics of female stars: Dalida, the Egypt-born Italian singing sensation, and Loïe Fuller, an American in the belle epoque world of dance.

By |November 30th, 2017|Biopic, French|0 Comments

Rebels on Pointe

An affectionate tribute to a very New York–centric project that has outgrown its outré origins and developed a global following.

By |November 15th, 2017|Documentary, GLBT|0 Comments

Sammy Davis Jr., the Beatles, and David Bowie | DOC NYC 2017

The all-documentary festival jacks ups the glitz quotient with three films profiling high-status singers and entertainers.

By |November 9th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments