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Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse

Judi Dench in Skyfall

Sam Mendez’s Skyfall, David O. Russell’s Silver Lining Playbook, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.

Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law in These Parts.

Cosmina Stratan, center, as Voichita in Beyond the Hills, directed by Cristian M

Among the standouts at this year’s NYFF are Christian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills and Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers.

http://www.thenation.com/article/170479/makeshift-and-marginal-master

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, a drifter meets a rude awakening.

A scene from David France’s How to Survive a Plague

David France’s How to Survive a Plague, Heidi Ewing and Rache Grady’s Detropia, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage.

A massacre in Aurora and the cinema of social hallucination.

http://www.thenation.com/article/169060/shelf-life

Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Vera Farmiga’s Higher Ground; John Cassavetes’s Too Late Blues

Frances McDormand and Bill Murray in Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s White

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors, Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior

Blogs

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

How Mickey Rooney’s Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream changed Vidal’s life.

April 7, 2014

Naturally, J. Edgar Hoover, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Richard Russell all put in appearances.

April 2, 2014

Actors and actresses were long known for contract disputes and sex scandals, not social activism. So when, and why, did the shift to the left occur?

March 25, 2014

Today marks one of the most momentous nights in 1960s history. 

February 25, 2014

Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday night. She was 85 years old. 

February 11, 2014

Recall Philip Seymour Hoffman's "uncensored journey into democracy in America."

 

 

February 3, 2014