With Venice, Telluride and Toronto behind us, we weigh in on our expectations, predictions and mysteries for this coming Oscar season.
As quietly thrilling as it is frustrating, Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Night Moves’ is a deliberate inversion of our expectations for a paranoid eco-thriller.
An optimistic little sister to ‘Once’, John Carney packs indie pop enthusiasm into the effortlessly charming and nurturing ‘Begin Again’.
We take a moment to remember Robin Williams, his best work, the hard times, and the grateful humility he so beautifully embodied.
The main slate lineup for the 2014 New York Film Festival features heavyweights like ‘Foxcatcher’ & art house attractions like ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ alike.
We take out our cinematic microscopes to go ‘Under the Skin’ of one of 2014′s most visually audacious and impressive films so far.
The 2014 revision of Alex*s all-time top 200 comes in a new format!
We look back at Francois Truffaut’s powerful debut ‘The 400 Blows’ and ask whether his Antoine Doinel follow-ups sacrificed its bleak staying power.
July at the movies, we bid adieu to cinema legends Philip Seymour Hoffman & Roger Ebert, live a childhood with ‘Boyhood’ & relish seniority with ‘Land Ho’!
BAMcinemaFest takes a strange turn with abstract comic sci-fi ‘For the Plasma’ & Josephine Decker’s off-putting ranch thriller ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’.
Obsessive men cyber-stalk in paranoid romance ‘The Heart Machine’ and supernatural torment in psychological horror ‘Ellie Lumme’ as BAMcinemaFest continues.
BAMcinemaFest continues with Brooklyn-set screwball caper ‘Wild Canaries’ and the more haunting, ‘Fargo’-infused adventure of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’.
Our coverage of BAMcinemaFest begins with our review of Desiree Akhavan’s ‘Appropriate Behavior’, a riotously anti-PC, Persian bisexual riff on ‘Annie Hall’
‘Palo Alto’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ both look into the heart of teen traumas, one using tearjerker melodrama, the other seeking genuine feeling.
June is a month of expansive blockbuster programming and exciting indie counter-programming, with exciting action & comedy relief on both sides.
On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin get sexy. Like, Howard the Duck sexy. What makes a good sex scene, and what do these scenes do for movies (other than get us nicely bothered in the nethers)?
With the king of monsters at its disposal, ‘Godzilla’ struggles to find focus amidst uninteresting human drama and vibrant, but unfocused monster action.
On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin talk about the problematic films they love (and if that’s ok).
From Worst to Best, our EXHAUSTIVE ranking of all the Star Wars Themes.
Peel your eyes, because May is upon us, and with it a flood of exciting films. ‘Godzilla’, ‘The Immigrant’, ‘X-Men’ & more make our top films of the month!