December 2015

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      Youth

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      "Youth" is a bombastic dramatic-comedy about emotions that are, to paraphrase Editor-in-Chief Matt Zoller Seitz, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Small gestures and inconsequential routines are routinely given momentous importance...
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        Night Owls

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        "Night Owls" has a very obvious set-up, established in the first 10 minutes of the film: 1. Two wasted people, Kevin (Adam Pally) and Madeline (Rosa Salazar), meet in a bar and stumble to her house to have drunken sex.2. The morning after, Kevin...
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          Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

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          If someone asked me about America as I understood it, I’d play them Interpol’s “Turn on the Bright Lights” and tell them this made the world just a tiny bit straighter for me after 9/11, and scored my first relationship....
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            Every Thing Will Be Fine

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            The opening and closing sequences of "Every Thing Will Be Fine," the first fiction feature from German director Wim Wenders in almost a decade, are among the most masterful he’s created, and over the course of his long career...
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              MI-5

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              “MI-5” looks exactly like what it is: a movie derived from a TV show. The show was called “Spooks” when it ran on the BBC for ten seasons, from 2002-2011. In the U.S. it was known as “MI-5.” This reviewer never...
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                The World of Kanako

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                “The World of Kanako” contains elements of “Bad Lieutenant,” “Oldboy” and even “The Searchers” but filtered through a lens that’s so covered in grime and blood that many people will consider the...
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                  Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: December 3, 2015

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                  Welcome back to the latest and greatest on Netflix, Blu-ray and Video On Demand options like iTunes, VOD, Amazon Video and Vudu. Criterion releases have dominated the market lately, including "Ikiru" and "The Apu Trilogy," two masterpieces that...
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                    Thumbnails 12/3/15

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                    1."48 Hours On The Most Radical Set In Hollywood": BuzzFeed's Diana Tourjee reports from the set of "Transparent."“It’s 8 a.m., and the front corridor of a tan, generic Paramount office building, where this morning’s shoot is...
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                      Christmas, Again

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                      One of the most important challenges for a director (along with the cinematographer and editor of any given film) is to create the proper mood for the story. Mood may be more important than words, because words come out of—or are...
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                        Sundance 2016 Offers a Sneak Peek at Narrative, Documentary and Midnight Selections

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                        Another year of discovering the best new films—many unveiled at festivals varying from Sundance to Cannes to Toronto to AFI—is almost over. What better way to celebrate this exhilarating, exhausting year of cinema than to start all...