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[Review] I Knew Her Well

For one reason or another, Antonio Pietrangeli never took off internationally like his compatriots Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini. Part of that is ...

[Review] By the Sea

By the Sea begins with Angelina Jolie Pitt and her real-life husband Brad Pitt driving a sports car to a resort in France. The sumptuous buildings, the aerial c...

[NYFF Review] My Golden Days

Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days bears some superficial similarities to national compatriots Eric Rohmer and Olivier Assayas, two directors who tend to make f...

[NYFF Review] Experimenter

The biographical picture is in a state of crisis. At least, so goes the common griping among cinephiles, tired of uninspired retellings of the lives of “importa...

[Review] Ardor

If you combine Blue Ruin’s lack of a clearly discernible story and exercise in genre with Jauja’s teases of magical realism and self-consciously mythic narrativ...

[ND/NF Review] The Fool

By now, the lengthy following shot to open a film is an art-house approved cliché. But in The Fool, Yuri Bykov complicates the shot in a way that makes it feel ...

[ND/NF Review] K

For Franz Kafka, The Castle is about the plight of the individual within oppressive societal customs and the absurd attempt to reach an unattainable. Michael Ha...