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Marc Cleary: From Dancer to Director

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

I was not only blown away, but moved by this film.

The Miracle of Salvo: Can You Still Believe?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I adore fairy tales and have never really grown up from that joy I felt as a child, listening to my grandfather read me stories by the Brothers Grimm or watching the Disney videos. But these days I require a little more heft, turmoil and character development. That's where Fabio Grassadonia's and Antonio Piazza's touching drama Salvo comes in.

Movie Review: Room 237

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ostensibly a documentary, it's meant as an eye-opening deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Director Rodney Ascher lets a group of obsessives spout off about their theories of what Kubrick really meant. The only thing they don't suggest is that Kubrick is talking to them over the radio.

Why Beasts of the Southern Wild Doesn't Deserve Its Oscar Nominations

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cheap, amateurish and sometimes just plain hard to watch, Beasts enjoyed a wave of overwrought critical hosannas, going all the way back to when the film first was shown more than a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival.

Chronicling Black Panthers, Award-Winning Director Knows Where Night Catches Us

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tanya Hamilton made Night Catches Us as both a personal exploration and as an examination of the other side of the civil rights struggle -- the black power movement.

Bill Cunningham Documentry Opens New Director's Film Festival at MoMA

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On Wednesday, a posh crowd filed into MoMA for the opening night of the 39th New Directors/New Films series, a collaboration of the museum and the Fil...

New Documentary Tries to Solve the Riddle of Andy Warhol's Candy Darling

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Hagood

Able to embody a stunning spectrum of selves, Candy was an encyclopedia of female archetypes. As a result, her every word and gesture were a tribute to the ladies in whose image she had built herself.