October 21, 2016
The Handmaiden: "With this astonishing adaptation Chan-wook has taken his unique blend of brutality, beauty, humor and heart to dizzying new heights."
Ouija: Origin of Evil: "delivers one of the scariest sequences since The Exorcist.”
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: "Reacher is so stoic that Cruise could be made of Styrofoam for much of his close-ups."
Christine: "Hall delivers a portrayal that is riveting and nuanced but dedicatedly uncomfortable."
October 20, 2016
Our 10 Most Anticipated Films Of New York Film Festival
Ava DuVernay's The 13th: "'Writing history with lightning' was how President Woodrow Wilson praised D.W. Griffth’s groundbreaking but unreservedly racist The Birth of a Nation, which portrayed black men as animalistic rapists and the Ku Klux Klan as noble white knights. Met with a 'rapturous response' upon its 1915 debut, 'the first major blockbuster' has cast a long shadow over American culture. And black American filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to beat back these hateful shadows by writing history in lightning of her own."
Barry Jenkins' Moonlight: "Moonlight surprised me. Then it rattled me to my core. And finally, it nestled snuggly inside my heart."
Alex Horowitz's Hamilton's America: "Hamilfans will rejoice over the information, interviews, and elegance of Hamilton’s America. But they’ll completely lose their goddamn minds over its performance sections."
James Grey's Lost City of Z: "The film is painted in khaki, greys, and mud, with the emotional intelligence of a dried out carrot."
Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women: "There’s a fragile thread of humor laced through Kelly Reichardt’s latest drama, that so deeply understands what it is to be a woman in America right now, that this female occasionally cackled."
October 19, 2016
October 14, 2016
Little Sister: "delivers a charming black sheep tale rich with tenderness, raw with pain, and spiked with humor. "
The Accountant: "Ben Affleck is back with yet another superhero story. But now, the man who leapt from a Daredevil dud to the polarizing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has ditched the cape and cowl to play a hero with a “supernatural” proficiency at crunching numbers and cracking skulls in “The Accountant.” Astonishingly, it’s his worst superhero movie yet."