April 15 2015
Draped in an eye-gouging hotel blanket and a bright red hoodie, Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) stands out amid the snow-packed Minnesota landscape.
April 7 2015
Hal Hartley makes films about the absurd pervasiveness of contradiction. In his comedies, high art lives alongside low art, chaste and sex are mentioned in the same breath, and peaceful souls ponder desperate...
April 7 2015
Famed photographer Sebastião Salgado surveys the many stages of his multi-decade career in The Salt of the Earth. Co-directed by Wim Wenders and Julian Ribeiro Salgado (Sebastião's son),...
April 1 2015
What's old is new. Or so believes the wild hipster couple Jaime and Darby (played to narcissistic perfection by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfriend), who live by this adage almost preternaturally in Noah...
April 1 2015
This is not a review. Abel Ferrara's brilliant Welcome to New York, a salacious and grotesque fictionalization of the Dominic Strauss-Kahn criminal case, is being released stateside in a compromised...
March 25 2015
In the end, Serena, which opens Friday, March 27, tries to be too many genres at once without understanding why or how they could potentially work in tandem
March 25 2015
Not only a tale of one man's love affair with music, Seymour: An Introduction also passionately argues the importance of craft in an artist's progression from amateur to master
March 18 2015
Sean Penn tries to do his best Liam Neeson impression in The Gunman, a bloody and self-serious action saga about an aging military contractor turned NGO worker being hunted by one of his former...
March 18 2015
"I'm not a scientist, but I occasionally play one on television." Marc Morano, executive director of ClimateDebot.com, chuckles to himself after making this statement during a key interview with the...
March 11 2015
The movie monster comes in all shapes and sizes. For David Robert Mitchell's It Follows, the beast could be you, and me, and everyone we know
March 11 2015
Opening: '71: During a violent battle in the middle of Belfast, an English solider is left behind to fend for himself against a hostile community
March 4 2015
SDLFF has also been an active participant in the various stages of evolution experienced by Mexican cinema since Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo...
March 4 2015
"Where is God in all of this?" A religious leader poses this question to an Islamic militant conducting Jihad in the Malian desert in Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu
Feb. 25 2015
Focus begins with an amazingly convenient meet-cute: After a few drowsy helicopter shots of New York City's skyline, angelically augmented by some fitting soul music, Ficarra and Requa let their stars...
Feb. 25 2015
Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant...
Feb. 17 2015
Predicting the Academy Awards is a science that's been perfected by film bloggers who spend months tracking the nominated films like myth busters stalking Big Foot. Momentum, guild wins and industry
Feb. 17 2015
Co-written and directed by Waititi and Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame), What We Do in the Shadows transplants classic horror tropes to the present day
Feb. 11 2015
Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night gets right down to business. The world is fucked, especially for the citizens of Bad City, a town that may or may not be caught in the middle of a dystopic...
Feb. 10 2015
Viewers familiar with Strickland's previous film, the Giallo-inspired horror oddity Berberian Sound Studio, will recognize the freeze frames, rapid-fire cutting and flashy stylistics at the forefront...
Feb. 3 2015
As Leviathan turns increasingly oppressive and gloomy, the theme of erosion takes hold. Multiple structures stand blown-out, held up by three walls and resembling something like an open-faced...


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