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IN NYC

Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

Posted October 31, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Dan Gilroy Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, & Riz Ahmed NOW PLAYING in NYC and Select Theaters Local news programming is often a de-contextualized experience of visual trauma. Crime stories offer quick intrigue and highly graphic imagery. They make you afraid in disproportionate ways while taking up disproportionate segments of an […]

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Review: ‘Laggies’

Posted October 29, 2014 by David Teich

Directed by Lynn Shelton Written by Andrea Seigel Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Jeff Garlin, & Mark Webber NOW PLAYING in NYC and Select Theaters Lynn Shelton loves her characters—probably too much. They never seem to endure anything too harsh. In film after film, Shelton orchestrates compelling, conflict-laden situations borne of bad […]

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Review: ‘Birdman’

Posted October 20, 2014 by David Teich

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, & Armando Bo  Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, & Amy Ryan NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters A has-been actor tries to reestablish relevance: It doesn’t sound like the freshest of premises. ‘Sunset Boulevard’s’ Norma Desmond prepped […]

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Review: ‘Rudderless’

Posted October 18, 2014 by Jason Teich

Directed by William H. Macy Written by William H. Macy, Casey Twenter, & Jeff Robison Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, and Miles Heizer NOW on iTunes and in Select Theaters Venerated actor William H. Macy’s directorial debut ‘Rudderless’  isn’t always a smooth narrative ride, but Macy has crafted a moving […]

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In Theaters

Review: ‘Camp X-Ray’

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Peter Sattler Starring Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaddi & Lane Garrison NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters “They will test you and they will best you,” says an army corporal near the beginning of Camp X-Ray. He’s talking to a newly arrived batch of guards about Guantanamo Bay detainees. “This is […]

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Review: ‘St Vincent’

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Theodore Melfi Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Terrence Howard, Naomi Watts & Chris O’Dowd NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters There’s only one moment in St. Vincent when Bill Murray looks like his title character. He’s extending his hand to a cute kid who has just been bullied to the […]

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