Michael Buening
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An Interactive Medium: The 48th Annual New York Film Festival | 27 Oct 2010 // 9:45 PM

This year's organizers offered a reinvigorated idea of what the New York Film Festival can be: elite and cerebral, topically, tonally, and globally diverse, and eager to foster a dialogue with its community.

The 47th Annual New York Film Festival | 25 Oct 2009 // 3:59 PM

There were plenty of films in the New York Film Festival that captured similar redemptive moments and there is nothing esoteric, depressing or arduous about that.


Death and Childhood Hover Over Guy Maddin's 'My Winnipeg' | 25 Feb 2015 // 8:10 PM

The comic mythologizing of Winnipeg becomes conflated with an urge for Maddin to mythologize himself.

Many Faces of Lady Whirlwind: 'The Angela Mao Ying Collection' | 11 Aug 2014 // 3:30 AM

Angela Mao is wholesome and badass, a personality that, when brought to her fight scenes, immediately marks her as a star—although the scripts she was given don't often give her the chance to maximize that stardom.


Lost in Translations | 26 Feb 2010 // 5:00 AM

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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