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So far Caroline Ely has created 85 blog entries.

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

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