Friday, October 19, 2012

Argo and More

Of potential interest in my latest batch of reviews, articles, etc. are my take on Ben Affleck's Argo: or How Not to Make a Political/Historical Movie in 2012 and, oddly, a think piece on Looper and time-travel for the Mumbai-based English-language newspaper, The Indian Express.

Argo (Slant)
All Together (Slant)
Hotel Noir (Village Voice)
Brooklyn Castle (Indiewire)
The Flat (Time Out New York)

Past Masters (article) (The Indian Express)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wrapping NYFF

This year's New York Film Festival is all but over and my final two reviews have been posted, both at Slant Magazine. Especially recommended is Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa, a '60s set period piece done right.

Ginger and Rosa (Slant)
Our Children (Slant)

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Good Stuff

Amidst endless New York Film Festival screenings, I managed to review a few first-run titles along the way. The good news is that they're all very much worth seeing, whether it's Rian Johnson's scarily accomplished time-travel drama Looper, Eugene Jarecki's scathing takedown of the war on drugs The House I Live In or the delightfully tongue-in-cheek Anna Kendrick Glee-style vehicle, Pitch Perfect.

Looper (Village Voice)
The House I Live In (Slant)
Pitch Perfect (Slant)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New York Film Festival: Part Two

With the New York Film Festival now well underway, Slant's coverage continues. My latest contributions cover a pair of films highly divergent in quality, one fiction and one documentary.

Fill the Void (Slant)
First Cousin Once Removed (Slant)