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So far Caroline Ely has created 73 blog entries.

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Lian (Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing) is a woman on a mission, but she's neither Norma Rae nor Mother Courage.

By |November 18th, 2016|Asian, Satire|0 Comments

The Love Witch

With every shot a saturated, gorgeous explosion of kitsch perfection, this elaborate send-up of 1960s and ’70s occult sexploitation films boils and toils over a bubblin’ cauldron of sheer spectacle.

By |November 17th, 2016|Horror, Satire|0 Comments

Mia Madre

John Turturro has a high old time chewing the scenery as an egomaniacal American actor who blows his lines and delights in trolling everyone around him.

By |November 13th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Family drama|0 Comments

Bang! The Bert Berns Story | DOC NYC

The tunesmith and record producer's crowded, busy life and underappreciated 1960s musical legacy form the subject of this tribute.

By |November 10th, 2016|Festivals, Music|0 Comments


A near-epic unspooling of grandiose allegory, deadpan satire, absurd magic realism, and depressive family drama, all co-existing in one movie.

By |November 7th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Top Picks|0 Comments

Don’t Call Me Son

The Brazilian drama takes on social class, shifting identities, and what happens when a newcomer knocks a family dynamic off balance.

By |November 2nd, 2016|Family drama, Teen|0 Comments

Little Sister

Familiar works such as Garden State and even Donnie Darko come to mind as Little Sister rolls on, albeit with a looser, more determinedly madcap feel.

By |October 13th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Family drama, Indie|0 Comments

Blue Jay

Gen X has officially arrived at movie middle age, with all the loss, regret, and reckoning that entails.

By |October 13th, 2016|Indie|0 Comments

The Lovers and the Despot

There’s no business like show business—with Kim Jong-il, and international intrigue, showbiz glamour, and a glimpse inside the deeply bonkers regime (and mind) of Dear Leader Kim.

By |September 22nd, 2016|Documentary, Film History|0 Comments