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Romanian director Cristian Mungiu skillfully genre-hops, with forays into kitchen-sink drama, morality play, and even psychological thriller.

By |April 6th, 2017|Foreign, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Death of Louis XIV

The Sun King is going down. The monarch’s eyes, baleful, shrewd and world-weary all at once, take in the royal court’s intrigue around his approaching death.

By |March 30th, 2017|French, Top Picks|0 Comments

Personal Shopper

A clammy, lugubrious ghost story that churns up ideas, plots, and motivations aplenty, and then refuses to even deliver a good scare.

By |March 10th, 2017|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Psychological thriller|0 Comments


Fancy the sight of two women in a bloody punchfest, a battle royal that makes Fight Club look like a warm-up at a Arthur Murray Dance Center?

By |March 3rd, 2017|Satire, Top Picks|0 Comments

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

The annual New York festival of French film presents some fine movies this year in a program of high quality overall—women directors especially display a great range of talent here.

By |March 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Speed Sisters

Amber Fares’s documentary follows the Middle East’s first all-female car racing team as its members win races, feud among themselves, and cope with narrow provincial life.

By |February 9th, 2017|Documentary, Middle East|0 Comments

The Brand New Testament

Exploring other worlds, this film inhabits a Terry Gilliam or Michel Gondry zone with a wide-open heart and a supple spring in its step.

By |December 9th, 2016|Comedy, Top Picks|0 Comments

Things to Come

Isabelle Huppert delivers a gimlet-eyed, ferociously single-minded performance as yet another tense, driven character.

By |December 5th, 2016|French, Top Picks|0 Comments

Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash’s layered, poetic, and timeless film garnered lavish praise when it came out in 1991. It has now been rereleased on its 25th anniversary,

By |November 18th, 2016|Film History, Indie|0 Comments