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In so many ways, Loving is this year’s Spotlight, another re-creation of the righting of a wrong—the movies focus on different issues but have a similarly hushed, just-the-facts, plainspoken approach.

By |November 4th, 2016|Biopic|0 Comments

The Eagle Huntress

The majestic landscape, captured by first-time feature documentary filmmaker Otto Bell, lends this intimate documentary an epic grandeur.

By |October 28th, 2016|Documentary, Teen|0 Comments

Karl Marx City | NYFF 2016

An absorbing and fascinating historical tour of the not-so-distant past that also doubles as a candid personal exploration.

By |October 17th, 2016|Documentary, Festivals|0 Comments

The Rehearsal/My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea | NYFF 2016

Two films to discover at the 54th New York Film Festival: The Rehearsal, with one of the best ensembles in the program, and the animated teen meltdown My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.

By |October 4th, 2016|Animated, Festivals, Teen|0 Comments

Highlights | Toronto 2016

Some films to look forward to in the next few months, as well as impressions from the Toronto International Film Festival.

By |September 18th, 2016|Festivals, Top Picks|0 Comments

La La Land | Toronto 2016

From the set design to direction, Damien Chazelle’s new film, a musical, has a big heart on for golden-age Hollywood.

By |September 16th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Barakah Meets Barakah | Toronto 2016

One of the more pointedly political (and funny) Middle Eastern films to play the festival circuit of late.

By |September 16th, 2016|Festivals, Middle East|0 Comments

Lion | Toronto 2016

Inspired by a real-life story, Lion is an intimate contemporary weepie with an epic sweep.

By |September 15th, 2016|Australian, Book adaptation, Featured|0 Comments

In Between | Toronto 2016

A gem from Israel about three female Palestinian roommates in Tel Aviv. Tough and touching.

By |September 14th, 2016|Festivals, Middle East|2 Comments