Michael Buening
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An Interactive Medium: The 48th Annual New York Film Festival | 27 Oct 2010 // 10:45 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 // 4:59 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.


Shedding Light on the World in Edward Yang's 'A Brighter Summer Day' | 16 Aug 2016 // 9:45 PM

This extraordinarily tender yet epic and incisive portrait of mid-century Taiwan is one of film’s great fumblings towards an elusive truth.

'The Lonely City' Makes a Case for Empathy and Kindness | 24 May 2016 // 10:00 PM

Olivia Laing mixes art criticism and memoir; effectively synthesizing these two modes of writing so that the personal elevates the analysis, with a sizable emotional heft.


Lost in Translations | 26 Feb 2010 // 6:00 AM

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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