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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Thursday, January 12 2012

The Best Indie / International Films of 2011

The year's best independent and international films are highlighted by a duo from iconic director Werner Herzog, a staggeringly brilliant frontier-western and a score of top-notch documentaries that illustrate how filmmaking continues to reach new highs.


Reviews

Thursday, February 27 2014

Scenes from the Deadpan Life: Aki Kaurismäki's 'La Vie De Boheme'

This deadpan gem betrays a surprising warmth beneath its wry exterior. Simply put, it's one of cinema's richest and most compassionate tragicomedies.


Monday, October 8 2012

Social Cinema with an Eye for Beauty: 'Le Havre'

This might just be the perfect movie for cinephiles looking to find social cinema that doesn’t shy away from being lovely.


Thursday, November 17 2011

World's Worst Rock Band Rocks: 'Eclipse Series 29: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys'

Aki Kaurismäki's Leningrad Cowboys conquer the world with their droll rock covers, outlandish pompadours and pointy shoes.


Friday, October 21 2011

'Le Havre': Abiding Tensions in Miniature

In two stories of evolving trust and secrets, Le Havre reflects the essential simplicity of the moral choices made in its simple-seeming camera set-ups.


Wednesday, April 23 2003

The Man Without a Past (2002)

[It's] about tragedy, specifically, its purifying powers.


Blogs

Wednesday, October 19 2011

ReFramed No. 12: Aki Kaurismäki’s 'Drifting Clouds' (1996)

In this week's installment, the ReFramed team discusses the Finnish filmmaker who, more than any other foreign filmmaker, influenced the contemporary American comedy we see today.


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