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Film Review: La Belle Noiseuse
Jacques Rivette's magisterial portrait of the creative process lays bare an artist's conflicted responsibilities toward life and art.
Film Review: Sweet Virginia
Despite the best efforts of a game cast, Jamie M. Dagg’s atmospheric neo-noir is hamstrung by dispiritingly predictable storytelling and thinly drawn characterizations.
Film Review: Song of Granite
Pat Collins’ film about the life and career of Irish folk singer Joe Heaney is oblique to the point of inscrutability.
Film Review: Most Beautiful Island
Ana Asensio’s debut feature as writer-director is an intense, sometimes claustrophobic allegory about the physical and moral pitfalls of the immigrant experience.
Film Review: A River Below
Mark Grieco’s bracing documentary turns the focus back onto environmental activists themselves, asking some ethically thorny questions along the way.
Film Review: Flesh and Blood
Mark Webber’s fourth film as a writer-director freely blends narrative and documentary elements into a low-key study of the seemingly endless cycles of abuse and addiction.
Film Review: L’Enfant Secret
Philippe Garrel’s brooding 1979 film charts the dissolution of a romance, as well as the birth of a new kind of narrative filmmaking.
Film Review: Architects of Denial
David Lee George’s documentary offers a stark and compelling, if occasionally muddled, testament to the Armenian genocide and its ongoing geopolitical repercussions.
Film Review: Alina
Ben Barenholtz’s debut as a writer/director is a modest meditation on the perils and pleasures of immigration and assimilation.
Film Review: 6 Days
This historical hostage docudrama aspires to rigorous objectivity but ultimately tips its hand as an endorsement of hardline conservatism.
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