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About Rania Richardson

Rania Richardson is the communications manager for a philanthropic nonprofit in New York City and a freelance writer specializing in film, culture, and business. She came of age in Cambridge, MA, and began her career at Time magazine. Her favorite film is Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, and her mission is to champion the best in world cinema.

The Other Side of Hope

Aki Kaurismäki's humorous fablelike tale explores a new start for two men, a restaurant owner and a Middle Eastern refugee.

By |November 29th, 2017|Comedy, Scandanavia|0 Comments

The Square

A sprawling and daring sociological satire and winner of this year's Palme d'Or.

By |October 27th, 2017|Satire, Top Picks|0 Comments

Baumbach, Martel, and Denis | NYFF 2017

Among the films by directors returning to the New York Film Festival, Noah Baumbach offered his most accomplished work to date.

By |October 20th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Last Flag Flying | NYFF 2017

Richard Linklater's new film was a surprisingly sentimental choice for the highbrow festival,

By |October 13th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Five Foreign Films | NYFF 2017

The highlights include Valeska Grisebach’s Western and Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik's Spoor.

By |October 5th, 2017|Festivals, New York Film Festival|0 Comments

Intriguing Films and Talks at the New York Film Festival 2017

The 55th New York Film Festival kicks off its 18-day showcase on September 28 with the world premiere of Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying.

By |September 27th, 2017|Festivals, New York Film Festival|0 Comments

Gimme Danger

A rockumentary on the seminal band the Stooges, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band ever,” at least according to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.

By |November 11th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Aquarius | NYFF 2016

Writer/director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s highly observant film follows Sonia Braga in a tour de force performance.

By |October 23rd, 2016|Festivals, South American|0 Comments

Certain Women

A quiet, female-focused triptych of tales that keeps its scope quite modest.

By |October 13th, 2016|Book adaptation, DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Indie|0 Comments