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The Founder Directed by John Lee Hancock Opens January 20 Morally bankrupt biopic The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, who stole someone else’s hamburger stand and turned it into a poisonous megacorporation that embodies the worst of America—except, in the film’s estimation, that somehow makes him a national hero. Because… business? Kroc makes savvy, self-serving deals, leeches off others and rises to the top of his profession despite (or, because of!) his being terrible, horrible,...
DOC NYC is the largest documentary film festival in the country and thus rather unwieldy, with a something-for-everyone approach to programming. The trick is figuring out which of those somethings within its week (November 10–17) of 110 features and almost as many shorts is for you. For example, the True Crime sidebar is essentially a mini-festival of six features, all making their NYC premieres, each captivating and distinct. Each series in the first wave...
Reel Brooklyn is a biweekly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. Reporters have only just recently been able to visit Bay Ridge and write a story that didn’t lede with a reference to Tony Manero or disco. No movie has so defined a Brooklyn neighborhood in the popular imagination as this one, still a go-to reference even as it’s become an irrelevant time capsule: the hardware store in...
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Directed by John McNaughton Opens October 21 at the Landmark Sunshine Anyone who browsed a video-store shelf in the 90s should recall this infamously grisly yet peculiarly restrained X-rated slasher—particularly if, like me, your name is also Henry. In recent years, its cultural position has diminished, but this new restoration, timed to its 30th anniversary, ought to restore some of its influence, especially because the original 16mm really benefits from...

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