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[TIFF Review] La Sapienza

La Sapienza opens with a montage of Italy’s greatest architectural wonders -- cathedrals, domes, churches, and more shot in perfect lighting, propelled to grand...

[TIFF Review] Still The Water

Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water begins in a beguiling, abstract way that sets the tone for the rest of her film in more ways than one. First, a beautifully lit a...

[Review] What Now? Remind Me

Joachim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me begins as a personal diary film, a chronicle of his ongoing to struggle to live with AIDS, interesting primarily because of ...

[Review] Five Star

In Five Star, a film about a teenage boy named John (John Diaz) whose gangster father was killed by a “stray bullet,” John “Primo” Grant, a member of the Bloods...

[Tribeca Review] Night Moves

For almost a decade now—or, since returning to the world of feature-length film she left behind with 1996’s Leaves of Grass—Kelly Reichardt has been making form...

[ND/NF Review] Of Horses and Men

Horses are a peculiar and versatile animal in that, through the 5,000+ years that they have been domesticated, they have held a place in the hearts of mankind a...

[Review] August: Osage County

Performances aside, August: Osage County mostly directs itself. In adapting his own Pulitzer-Prize winning play, Tracy Letts has made a compressed-but-extremely...