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The 20 Best Movies Of 2017 That We’ve Already Seen

Well, here we are, in the brave (terrifying) new (still terrifying) world of 2017. Whatever else we have to expect in the 363 days to come (and actually, the first 48 hours have been pretty good on the whole), it promises to be a good year for the movies, as you might have seen from […]

Jessica Kiang’s Top 20 Films Of 2016

I don’t think I’m the only person to have wondered about the usefulness of watching, discussing and writing about film — or any art — when it feels like outside the theater, the sky is falling. Great chunks of catastrophe are raining down from the heavens and I’m pondering crucial issues like the mythology of […]

Sight & Sound’s Top 20 Films Of 2016 Topped By ‘Toni...

If you’re looking for a year end list that marries the high brow choices of Cahiers Du Cinema with some mainstream fare, then Sight & Sounds top 20 films of 2016 will be a real treat. Their list is arthouse heavy, but isn’t afraid to acknowledge genuinely well-made multiplex fare. Topping the list is Maren Ade‘s “Toni […]

85 Countries Are Officially In The Oscar Mix For A Very...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 85 countries submitting films for the 2017 Academy Award for Foreign Language Film, and once again, it looks like it will be a very competitive race. Notable entries include France (“Elle“), Germany (“Toni Erdmann“), Romania (“Sieranevada“), Mexico (“Desierto“), Denmark (“Land Of Mine“) and Iran (“The […]

2016 New York Film Festival Lineup Adds Films From Barry Jenkins,...

With the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival getting their respective lineups solidified, now it’s time for the New York Film Festival to unveil what will be coming to the Big Apple this fall. The fest has already teased a trio of great pictures, with Ava DuVernay‘s documentary “The 13th” to open proceedings, […]

Cannes Review: Cristi Puiu’s Brilliant, Bustling, Bristling ‘Sieranevada’

As though edited through a concertina that inhales great gasps of real life and exhales gusts of drama, Romanian New Wave pioneer Cristi Puiu‘s “Sieranevada” is a wild ride despite being set for the majority of its near-three hour runtime in a tiny, cramped apartment. Unfolding over the course of one afternoon as an extended Romanian […]

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