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So far Caroline Ely has created 98 blog entries.

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

Nocturama

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

Landline

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