Sunday, September 23, 2012

New York Film Festival: Part One

Slant Magazine's coverage of the 50th annual New York Film Festival has gone live and with it my first two reviews from the fest, taking on a pair of French pictures, the more significant of which is You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, the latest from Alain Resnais. As always, I also contributed the introduction to the feature.

Introduction (Slant)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Documentary Fortnight

While my reviews from the last two weeks didn't exclusively cover documentaries, the majority of them did. Of special interest is Tears of Gaza, Vibeke L√łkkeberg's uncompromising look at the aftermath of Israel's Operation Cast Lead offensive. Also of note, my take on Woody Allen's latest, To Rome with Love.

Tears of Gaza (Slant)
Hellbound? (Slant)
To Rome with Love (Little White Lies)
Liberal Arts (Village Voice)
The Other Dream Team (Time Out New York)
Snowman's Land (Time Out New York)
Step Up to the Plate (Time Out New York)
They Call it Myanmar (Time Out New York)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Reviews by Twos

My latest batch of reviews divides off nicely into pairs. Two films about thirtysomething women losing their boyfriends/husbands and jobs/social roles who are forced to rethink their life for Slant and two gory horror pictures for the Village Voice. Of greater note, though, is Tsui Hark's latest, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, in which the Hong Kong filmmaker tries his hand at 3-D IMAX filmmaking.

Hello, I Must Be Going (Slant)
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Slant)
For a Good Time, Call... (Slant)
The Three Stooges (Little White Lies)
Serving Up Richard (Village Voice)
[Rec] 3: Genesis (Village Voice)
The Good Doctor (Indiewire)
Beauty is Embarrassing (Time Out New York)