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Life During Wartime

Movie Review: Dark Horse

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Solondz's films are like tests: At what point does the human quality of Abe's suffering -- as he undergoes a cascade of misfortune -- overtake your distaste for him as a person and push you to feel empathy?

Life During Wartime (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This depressing film would have been more accurately described if it had been named "Despair." Everyone in it suffers enormously. Despite the sadness, I found it to be very interesting.

Off-Hollywood: The Five Best Indie Movies to See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

People often ask me for movie recommendations, as a fellow did the other day at an airport. When I replied, "Go see The Kids Are All Right," the ...

Flavorpill NYC's Weekend To-Do List

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Flavorpill NYC has picked the best of the weekend's calendar so you don't have to. For the rest of Flavorpill's picks of arts and culture this weeke...

Michael Kenneth Williams Talks Wonderful World and Omar of The Wire

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"I'm a little rusty at chess," Williams says. "Matthew [Broderick] has got me by a hair." Williams smiles at the memory -- and seems tickled simply by the fact that he's a working actor.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: The Wrap-Up

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I have nothing against transgressive cinema; but Antichrist has the feeling of pushing buttons for its own sake, like a child smearing its own feces on a wall. Why does Lars von Trier do it?