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Film Review: Border
Somewhere between fairy tale and moral fable, 'Border' explores its boundary-pushing notions in ways that can be bracingly stimulating, even when they aren’t always dramatically satisfying.
Film Review: Sadie
Writer-director Megan Griffiths’ 'Sadie' veers between naturalistic slice-of-life and cautionary think-piece, with decidedly mixed results.
Film Review: Goyo: The Boy General
Jerrold Tarog’s sprawling historical epic about the Philippine-American War offers up a handsomely mounted, if at times inconstant, vision of the past.
Film Review: Nelly
'Nelly' audaciously renders the contradictions and uncertainties of a writer’s inchoate life, even if its central figure remains slightly out of focus.
Film Review: The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
Masaaki Yuasa’s new animated feature often comes across like a freewheeling, frequently surreal mashup of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise.
Film Review: Cocote
The new docufiction from filmmaker Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias examines the spiritual and social tug of war between Pentecostal Christianity and folk religion in today’s Dominican Republic.
Film Review: Araby
'Araby' hauntingly combines social and poetic realism in its affecting tale of the political awakening of an itinerant Brazilian laborer.
Film Review: Everything Else
Natalia Almada’s study of a career civil servant suffering a late-life crisis works best when it plumbs the connections between bureaucracy and violence.
Film Review: Godard Mon Amour
Michel Hazanavicius gets pretty Hazana-vicious with his period-piece portrait of the not-so-young Godard in love.
Film Review: Zama
Lucrecia Martel’s dense and sometimes deliberately disconcerting film takes you on a hallucinatory journey into the heart of colonial darkness.
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