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Jun 22, 2022

All Shook Up: ‘Elvis’ is almost as discombobulated as the man himself. But it...

The summer’s most anticipated “delayed by COVID” movie has arrived. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is big, glossy, rollicking, intermittently entertaining and easy to figure out....
Jun 15, 2022

The Secret Garden: ‘Jimmy in Saigon,’ story of a hidden love, plays Frameline

As presented by filmmaker Peter McDowell in his poignant documentary, Jimmy in Saigon, his older brother Jimmy grew up like any ordinary boy in...
Jun 8, 2022

Pick’em: Bored with blockbusters? Take a look inside the Summer Movie Grab Bag

The two-year-long pandemic drought of new movies has blossomed into a bumper crop of indies in all flavors, shapes and sizes. Genre is king...
Jun 1, 2022

Giblets: Dr. Cronenberg will see you now, in ‘Crimes of the Future’

The future isn’t what it used to be. But that’s not stopping David Cronenberg. The 79-year-old Canadian auteur, who has seemingly spent his career...
May 25, 2022

Long Live Kyiv: From Ukraine’s past, a cinematic reminder of its complex identity

One of the numerous ways the cruel Russian invasion of Ukraine has acquired unanticipated meaning is in the long-standing question of Ukrainian artistic identity....
May 18, 2022

Are We Not Men?: ‘Men’ is a dynamo of heartache taken to bizarre extremes

Alex Garland’s Men is remarkable, not so much for its basic story—a fairly typical horror-film situation about a young woman, on the mend from...
May 11, 2022

Whose body? Mine.: Abortion drama ‘Happening’ is more than just a worrisome blast from...

Talk about the right movie in the right place at the right time. Filmmaker Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama Happening (L’événement) arrives in stateside theaters...
May 2, 2022

Up Against It: Who fought for workers’ rights before your grandparents were born? The...

A few short notes on Kino Lorber’s re-release of the angry, exhilarating 1979 documentary The Wobblies, the story of the Industrial Workers of the...
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