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Film Review: 'Cutie and the Boxer' looks beyond art for the heart of a...

There’s something gorgeous about a documentary on a notable art couple that can transcend not only their celebrity but also their art to offer...

Film Review: Computer Chess reveals the mystical in the cyber

A rather cute notion clouds the mystical existential drama of Computer Chess, the new film by Andrew Bujalski. Just before the dawn of personal computers,...

Film Review: 'Museum Hours' poetically melds life, death and art

In the 1958 comedy by Ronald Neame, the Horse’s Mouth, the film’s main character, an artist named Gulley Jimson, portrayed as equal parts guru...

Film Review: ‘Fruitvale Station’ fuels heartache with intimacy

Early this year, I noticed fervent statements on Twitter regarding the next “big” film out of Sundance: Fruitvale. Later re-titled Fruitvale Station, the film had been...

Film Review: well-acted ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ offers mixed dramatic bag

Though his new film follows some colorful characters, as can be expected by David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook marks a notable downshift for the director. His career...

‘Damsels in Distress:’ Stillman dumbs it down after almost a generation in hiding

In the 15 or so years since Whit Stillman wrote and directed a movie I have either A) grown too old and cynical B) he...

An antidote for Oscar hype: My 20 favorite films of 2011 (numbers 10 –...

Continuing on from part 1 of yesterday's post, here are the upper 10 of my 20 favorite films of last year that will most...

Record show finds and more music coverage to come in 2012

I try to balance this blog with an interest in both independent film and music. But lately movie reviews have certainly been favored... so...

‘Sleeping Beauty’ offers ominous exploration of the prostitution of the female form

The last film I can remember having left me feeling as puzzled and intrigued as Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty was Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide...

Must-see Friday night opening movies: ‘Project Nim’ and ‘World on a Wire’

So Cowboys and Aliens isn't your thing this opening weekend at the movies? Well, a couple of days ago, I reviewed a real alternative...