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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.


Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Monday, September 5 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?


Monday, March 23 2009

Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.


Reviews

Monday, March 11 2013

An Eye for Beauty Beyond the Purely Physical: 'Pina'

By the time Pina Bausch died, she had become perhaps the most distinctive voice in modern dance.


Thursday, December 22 2011

'Pina': A Language You Can Learn to Read

When you watch bodies in Wim Wenders' Pina, you hear and see them breathing.


Wednesday, October 12 2011

Dance, Dance, Otherwise We Are Lost: 'Pina': Wim Wenders' 3D tribute

Pina crystallizes tension and drama into pure physical expressionistic form.


Tuesday, February 9 2010

Buena Vista Social Club

In almost every number, Cuba is visually present. All are beautifully intercut to emphasize Cuba’s culture, its national identity, in the songs.


Tuesday, January 19 2010

Wings of Desire

If you Google the phrase “Criterion has done it again”, you will get 37,500 hits. I have a hunch that now that Wings of Desire is back on the streets, this number is going to increase significantly.


Blogs

Monday, December 12 2011

'Pina' Sneak Preview at Stranger Than Fiction 12 December at 8pm

Breathing. When you watch bodies in Wim Wenders' Pina, you hear and see them breathing. In a movie about dancers -- about the work of


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