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So far Christopher Bourne has created 40 blog entries.

Win It All

Win It All may have a very familiar-sounding story, but Joe Swanberg's artistry lies entirely in the details and execution.

By |April 7th, 2017|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Top Picks|0 Comments

T2 Trainspotting

The boys are back in Edinburgh town in Danny Boyle’s oddly titled, long-awaited, and long-belated sequel to his iconic 1996 film.

By |March 26th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Apprentice

A film from Singapore that views prison life from a less explored angle: that of the corrections officers tasked with enforcing the rules and carrying out punishments.

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

Japan Cuts 2016

This essential festival celebrated the richness and diversity to be found in current Japanese filmmaking and offered an especially eclectic and challenging selection.

By |July 31st, 2016|Asian, Festivals|0 Comments

Highlights of the New York Asian Film Festival 2016

The city’s premier showcase of the latest and greatest from international film festivals celebrates its 15th anniversary by continuing what it does best: highlighting the richness to be found in Asian cinema.

By |July 4th, 2016|Asian, Festivals|0 Comments

Sweet Bean

In this intensely moving movie, long, lovingly shot sequences of the titular food fits perfectly in the genre of culinary-based films in which food has metaphorical, cultural, and even spiritual significance.

By |March 22nd, 2016|Book adaptation, Top Picks|0 Comments

A War

Director Tobias Lindholm, employing a realistic, almost documentarylike style, explores the moral consequences of the choices men make. He has, with A War, made his finest film to date.

By |March 17th, 2016|Top Picks, War|0 Comments

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2015

The festival Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from December 2-8, is celebrating its 10th edition, and is using this milestone as an occasion to look back on the Romanian New Wave, which, of course by now, is not so new.

Besides its usual focus on recent films—which this […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Festivals, Foreign, Satire|0 Comments

The Assassin

It’s been eight years since Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s last feature, the Paris-set Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), and the idea for his latest film, The Assassin, had been gestating in his mind for a quarter of a century. But now, Hou’s unique and idiosyncratic take on the wuxia (martial arts films) has finally […]

By |October 26th, 2015|Asian, Costume Drama, Martial arts|0 Comments