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51st New York Film Festival Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

51st New York Film Festival Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Written & Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, F. Murray Abraham, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver Screening as part of the 51st New York Film Festival on Saturday, September 28 & Saturday, October 5 Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) stands on a slightly raised stage in The Gaslight, a dim

Review: ‘Theresa Is a Mother”

Directed by C. Fraser Press and Darren Press Written by C. Fraser Press Starring C. Fraser Press, Schuyler Press, Maeve Press, Amaya Press, Edie McClurg, Richard Poe, Robert Turano, Matthew Gumley ‘Theresa Is a Mother’ Plays as part of the Chain NYC Film Festival at The Chain Theatre, Long Island City on 8/14 @ 7pm & 8/17

Review: ‘Bajou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Written & Directed by Lily Keber Playing as part of Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s SOUND + VISION Series on Sunday, July 28 @ 8:15pm (New York Premiere) and Monday, July 29 @ 3:45 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center – TICKETS Lily Keber’s “Bayou Maharajah” is an at-times engrossing, always affectionate documentary portrait

Review: ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying’

Directed by Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Kim Gwang Hun Written by Sing Myong-Sik & Kim Chol Staring Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-Guk, Ri Yong-Ho “Comrade Kim Goes Flying” is the first movie of its kind. Co-financed by Western producers and helmed by directors Kim Gwang Hun (North Korean), Nicholas Bonner (English), and Anja Daelemans (Belgian), it

2013 BFF Capsule Review: ‘Soft in the Head’ WINNER: Best Actress

Directed by Nathan Silver Written by Nathan Silver, Kia Davis, Cody Stokes Starring Sheila Etxeberría, Ed Ryan, Melanie J. Scheiner, Carl Kranz ‘Soft in the Head’, the gritty new microbudget drama from director Nathan Silver, aggressively upends convention, and to great effect. The film doesn’t follow a textbook framework for generating narrative momentum. But because

2013 BFF Capsule Review: ‘Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes’

Written & Directed by Francesca Gregorini Staring Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Aneurin Barnard ‘Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes’, a surrealist drama from director Francesca Gregorini, often grasps for dramatic momentum.  But strong chemistry between the two female leads, impressive cinematography, and a moving score buoy the film, which culminates in