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Kékszakállú plays October 4 and 5 as part of the Explorations sidebar within the 54th New York Film Festival. The film is currently without distribution. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. “New Argentine Cinema” is by now deficient as a descriptor of aesthetics and narratives, with the umbrella encompassing directors as diverse as Daniel Burman, Lisandro Alonso and Lucrecia Martel. The most common factor shared by the portraits of Burman’s hustling, working-class citizens, Alonso’s...
The "International Auteurs" program, part of the short film lineup at the 54th New York Film Festival, screens October 1 and 2. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. Never the ones to steal headlines and instigate marketing pushes, short film programs are nevertheless among the highlights of any film festival in some ways, giving glimpses of works unlikely to receive theatrical distribution or even digital releases even with big names attached. The NYFF's “International...
James Dean September 30-October 6 at Film Forum Perhaps it’s because he starred in a film entitled Rebel Without a Cause (1955), perhaps because he was an inveterate auto racer who perished when he crashed his Porsche just a month before the film’s release, but for some reason, society remembers James Dean as the embodiment of “cool,” a rebel, even a delinquent teenager. By the mid-1950s, the concept of “masculinity” was undergoing a change even...
Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. Little Men For all the films that are basically about men who are friends—the vast majority of them—few of them seem to have a resemblance to actual male friendship. From the first time preteens Jake and Tony meet, Ira Sachs's Little Men captures that reality with an impressive...

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