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'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' Finds Riches in the Coen Brothers' 'Fargo'
This film about a woman so obsessed with Fargo she thinks it contains clues to buried treasure turns into a beautiful, chilly odyssey. [26.Mar.15]
'Stranger at My Door' Is a Western That Doesn't Settle for the Obvious
This isn't some towering milestone of the genre, but it's something harder to pull off: a quietly intelligent, handsomely made, satisfying B-western. [26.Mar.15]
The 10 Best Films of Sir Alan Parker
With film fans around the world still reeling from the auteur's recent announcement, here are ten reasons to mourn the retirement of one of England's most interesting directors. [25.Mar.15]
'Twice a Judas' Is Saved by Klaus Kinski's Brilliant Acting
Just as some sports fans enjoy the mental face-off that is every at-bat in baseball more than the constant scoring and dunking on a basketball court, many will find the slow pace of this spaghetti western inviting. [25.Mar.15]
'Watership Down' Is a World of Rabbits in Darkness
Like all great films based on great literature, Watership Down does a fine job of not replacing, but rather complementing the source material. [25.Mar.15]
Reviews
This film about a woman so obsessed with Fargo she thinks it contains clues to buried treasure turns into a beautiful, chilly odyssey. [26.Mar.15]
This isn't some towering milestone of the genre, but it's something harder to pull off: a quietly intelligent, handsomely made, satisfying B-western. [25.Mar.15]
Like all great films based on great literature, Watership Down does a fine job of not replacing, but rather complementing the source material. [24.Mar.15]
Die-hard Sondheim fans may enjoy this adaptation, but the rest of the world should revisit Chicago and wonder why Marshall hasn’t been able to capture that film’s magic since. [23.Mar.15]
For every powerful moment, there is a scene that lacks force and overstays its welcome. [23.Mar.15]
The Identical is as egregious a cinematic misfire as could be imagined, bumbling its message, its music, and even in its spiritual intent during its ingratiating 107 minutes. [22.Mar.15]
News
By Mark Olsen
People have often worked hard to pick apart what elements of Baumbach’s films are drawn from his own life, this character representing that person and so on. He has often bristled at the notion, preferring to focus on their fictional elements. [23.Mar.15]
Features
The message of John Carpenter's Halloween is simple: "Evil is here!" To expect any sequel to enhance that idea is to miss the point. [17.Mar.15]
Mob comedies, reflective looks at wartime, and the Italian financial crisis are all under the gaze of the cameras at the Cinema Made in Italy season. [12.Mar.15]
Columns
Ties That Bind
Disturbing, funny, alluring and repulsive in a uniquely American way that no one likes to admit, The Voices should trouble you. [23.Mar.15]
Canon Fodder
Rope of Sand, Dark City, and Union Station each extend the shadowy reach of film noir. [22.Mar.15]
From The Blogs
With film fans around the world still reeling from the auteur's recent announcement, here are ten reasons to mourn the retirement of one of England's most interesting directors. [25.Mar.15]
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