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The Lost City of Z screened this past weekend as the closing night film of the 54th New York Film Festival. Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street will release the film theatrically this April. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. "It's about the search for the sublime." That's how New York Film Festival programmer Kent Jones described the colonial-era jungle adventure The Lost City of Z, writer-director James Gray's latest film (very much a film,...
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Directed by Tim Burton Opens September 30 As film visionaries go, Tim Burton is one of the clunkiest out there. He's barely able to maintain coherence of tone and rhythm, though the quality of his material (think Sweeney Todd with its genius Stephen Sondheim music and lyrics or Ed Wood with its ace screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski) can occasionally do the heavy lifting. More often, Burton movies are...
Lampedusa in Winter Directed by Jakob Brossmann August 19-21 at Anthology Film Archives The Italian island of Lampedusa lies a mere 68 miles from the coast of North Africa. I say "mere." To those of us with few life-or-death cares, what is 68 miles? An hour-long drive? A relatively brisk bus or train ride? But what if those 68 miles were the difference between all manner of abject poverty and the promise (only and ever the promise)...
Star Trek Beyond Directed by Justin Lin Opens July 22 Everything old is new again. Yet life exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilizations has become "episodic." So says Starship Enterprise captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) near the start of the not unpleasant yet still eminently forgettable Star Trek Beyond. To boldly go where no man has gone before is not for a property so culturally and economically exploitable. Recycle. Reboot....

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