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Brick Mansions Review

Brick Mansions Review

By Parker Mott

Brick Mansions is defined by a great ability to move, not for any cornucopia of complex characters or socio-political themes. Its raison d’être is to showcase (and show-off) the holistic training discipline, Parkour, founded in the 1980s by David Belle. Essentially a combined rem... Read More »

Modern Family, “Australia,” (5.20)-TV Recap

Modern Family, “Australia,” (5.20)-TV Recap

By Lisa Fernandes

Just when you thought the last episode’s trip to Las Vegas would serve for the year’s family vacation episode, the clan Pritchett-Dunphy decamps to Australia this week to visit, on request (and bequest) of Phil’s mother, the continent upon which he was conceived. Phil tries to ... Read More »

Hot Docs: 112 Weddings Review

Hot Docs: 112 Weddings Review

By Ollie England

Two decades ago, professional documentary filmmaker Doug Block began to film weddings as a way of making money on the side. Gaining access to, and providing a record of, the most important day in a couple’s life felt like a noble way of making a living and brought happiness to ev... Read More »

Boyhood Trailer

Boyhood Trailer

By Next Projection

Boyhood follows the life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18. The film stars Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke. Boyhood is directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused, and Waking Life). The film opens July 11th. Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival: The Canal Review

Tribeca Film Festival: The Canal Review

By Soheil Rezayazdi

A young family moves into a nice, quiet home. What can go wrong, besides everything? Such is the premise of untold horror movies, and now The Canal. An Irish import that made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week, the film offers a parade of tired horr... Read More »

Blue Ruin Review

Blue Ruin Review

By Ronan Doyle

“That’s how this is done,” sneers the criminal who’s just regained control of a situation via a shotgun somewhere around the midpoint of Blue Ruin. He’s speaking to the film’s inept hero, who’s trapped him in a trunk as part of the increasingly messy revenge narrative that drives... Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival: Night Moves Review

Tribeca Film Festival: Night Moves Review

By Soheil Rezayazdi

Mankind plays by a different set of rules at night. For most of us, the daylight hours are defined by work, routine, and the pursuit of a paycheck. The nighttime offers something far more alluring: the chance to pursue our own, more radical ideas. In Night Moves, characters toil ... Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival: Venus in Fur Review

Tribeca Film Festival: Venus in Fur Review

By Soheil Rezayazdi

The first thing you’ll likely notice about Venus in Fur, the new stage-to-screen adaptation from Roman Polanski, is the extraordinary physical resemblance between the film’s lead actor and its director. Mathieu Amalric makes for an absolute dead ringer of Polanski, who turned 80 ... Read More »

Mad Men: “A Day’s Work” (7.2) – TV Recap

Mad Men: “A Day’s Work” (7.2) – TV Recap

By Jordan Ferguson

There is some amount of pride in doing a day’s work (at least, an honest one, but we’ll get there). Getting through a workday can be a difficult thing, and making it to the finish line carries with it some satisfaction, or at least, that’s what we tell ourselves to ensure we get ... Read More »

Game of Thrones: “Breaker of Chains” (4.3) – TV Recap

Game of Thrones: “Breaker of Chains” (4.3) – TV Recap

By Jordan Ferguson

A sense of shock hangs over “Breaker of Chains,” an episode about all of our characters contending with the death of King Joffrey and the monumental changes it will mean for them. This is a quiet episode of Game of Thrones, skipping around less frenetically than the first half of... Read More »

TIFF’s Kids International Film Festival: Felix Review

TIFF’s Kids International Film Festival: Felix Review

By Matthew Blevins

On the streets of Cape Town narrative fiction and real life collide in beautiful spectacles of musical expression with the seemingly endless range of the unassuming penny whistle making a king out of a boy named Felix who has mastered the ability to exude pure joy through the sim... Read More »

Breaking the Waves Review – NP Approved

Breaking the Waves Review – NP Approved

By Joe Galm

Before gifting us the cinema of blood spurting phalluses (and talking foxes!) in 2009, before he ended the world in 2011, and before he, in graphic yet clinical fashion, challenged the sexual mores of society and the filmic facsimiles thereof this past year, Lars von Trier made B... Read More »

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