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The 2017 edition of BAMcinemaFest continues on through Sunday, June 25, and one thing you might notice in some of the festival’s second-week selections is the way they drew out certain thematic threads introduced in some of the films that have already played in its opening weekend. If The Force offered a sobering look at the challenges law enforcement has faced in recent years, Whose Streets? takes a look at civilians galvanized by what...
Now in its ninth year, BAMcinemaFest, running from June 14-25, continues to highlight the best of American independent film, from hot-topic documentaries and experimental works to studio-supported rising stars and regional gems. Among them are new films from some of our favorite local filmmakers, many of whom took time to answer a few of our questions about not only their respective films, but their lives in Brooklyn, moviegoing and otherwise.   Ana Asensio is the director...
The 2017 edition of BAMcinemaFest, the city’s premier indie-film showcase, begins June 14, and continues through Sunday, June 25. Below, we've listed our picks through the festival’s opening weekend. Gemini With his latest film, Aaron Katz returns to the mystery-thriller realm of his 2010 film Cold Weather. This time, Katz centers the intrigue on Jill (Lola Kirke), a personal assistant in Los Angeles who is forced to carry out her own investigation into who killed Heather Anderson...
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. The Devil's Candy Sean Byrne’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2009 debut The Loved Ones forsakes the copious bloodletting and pitch-black humor of the earlier film for a haunted-house and devil-possession mash-up that focuses more on psychological terrors than merely physical ones. More than just a clever genre mash-up,...

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