Petite Maman

‘Petite Maman’ Teases Out Adorable Childhood Fantasy


Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ leaves something to be desired. But the experience is still lovely.

Vortex Gaspar Noe

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Vortex’ is a Tender Experimental Dive Into Dementia


Split screen entertainment is back and sadder than ever.

Macbeth in The Tragedy Of Macbeth

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Makes Shakespeare a Marvel Once Again


Move over, Branagh!

French Exit

‘French Exit’ is an Absurd Satire Better Enjoyed at Another Time


Michelle Pfeiffer’s captivating performance can’t overcome the faults of this bougie comedy.

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‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’ is a Rare Misstep for Jia Zhangke


Too much time with talking heads makes for a static, unbalanced examination of Chinese society over the past 80 years.

Tsai-Ming-liang’s Days

Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘Days’ is a Still, Hypnotic Immersion in Loneliness and Human Connection


Tsai Ming-liang and Lee Kang-sheng create a tender, cavernous narrative that affirms the monotony and beauty of being and the exhaustion that stems from that dichotomy.

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‘Lovers Rock’ Immerses Us in an Energetic Reggae House Party


Steve McQueen revitalizes what we all miss about house parties and depicts an experience unique to the vibrant West Indian community in London circa 1980.

Fall Festival Movies

The 25 Best Films of Fall Festival Season 2019


We went to Venice, Toronto, New York, and Austin and saw numerous wonderful films — these are the 25 best.

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The 2019 Fall Festival Awards


The fall festival circuit may be over… but awards season is just beginning.