Category Archives: Film

What They Do in the Dunes

Like Lartigue’s family, as seen in his early photos, the wealthy Van Peteghems in Bruno Dumont’s new comedyish (with many–often uncomfortable–lol moments) “Slack Bay” (“Ma Loute”), enjoy the pleasures pursued by the bourgeois at the French seaside in the beginning of the 20th century. And although it’s impossible … Continue reading

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No Satisfaction

Legendary director John Schlesinger’s (“Billy Liar,” “Darling,” “Marathon Man,”  “Midnight Cowboy”) debut feature,”A Kind of Loving” (1962) is a clear-eyed and sympathetic view of a smart but immature young man, Vic Brown (Alan Bates, spot-on in his first starring role). He’s vaguely ambitious, … Continue reading

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An Actress as Chameleon (But Never in the Girlfriend’s Skin)

There’s tension in the Therrian’s perfect Hollywood Hills Neutra house (please, let that real estate be mine in my next life). Sally (Jennifer Jason Leigh), an actress, is futilely fighting age-induced obsolescence, as Joe (Alan Cumming), her novelist husband, is enthusiastically … Continue reading

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“Dark, Deep Darkness and Splendor”

New 4K restorations of two David Lynch masterpieces, his influential debut feature, “Eraserhead” (1977), which he has called “a dream of dark and troubling things,” and “Mulholland Dr.” (2001), a peerless thriller of confused identities, which often tops critics’ polls, are … Continue reading

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A Woman, Putting It Back Together

Successful network TV actress, Anna Baskin (Maggie Siff), 44, has recently regained her health after suffering from an unspecified autoimmune disease. But the recovery is only partial–while her body has healed, she’s flailing emotionally, and exhausted, questioning her career and other life … Continue reading

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War Ends but Peace Is Elusive

In a provincial German town, in the immediate aftermath of World War I, a lovely young woman (Paula Beer, perfect), deep in mourning for her fiancé, Frantz, killed in the trenches, encounters a well-dressed, melancholy French stranger at her beloved’s grave. Director and writer … Continue reading

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Manifest Destiny, Israeli Style

In his powerful, exhaustive new documentary, “The Settlers,” writer and director Shimon Dotan traces the 50-year movement, begun by deeply religious Israelis after the Yom Kippur war, to fulfill Biblical prophecy by reclaiming/”redeeming” all of the land they believed was given to … Continue reading

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