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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. Paraguay Remembered In 1968, French filmmaker Dominique Dubosc began his career making 16mm documentaries about peasant family life in Paraguay. The country was over a decade into Stroessner’s violent rule, achieved by a coup, that lasted well into the late 80s. Forty years later, he was...
The Girl with All the Gifts Directed by Colm McCarthy Opens February 24 A hushed whisper counts up from one. The voice is a child’s—Melanie’s (Sennia Nanua). In a hole of a room outfitted with just a bed, photos of a cat and foliage, and a wheelchair, she’s keeping her brain full of figures. Unflappably sharp knowledge is just one of her many gifts, as the title would pose. When we see her android-like demeanor, we wonder...
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XX Directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, Sofia Carrillo Opens February 17 Though the anthology film has stretched across different genres, horror’s in the running for most creative in terms of framing devices: V/H/S sees a narrative in which people actually unearth the found footage they show off; Tales From The Darkside features a kid stalling time by feeding stories to hungry witch Debbie Harry; Twilight Zone: The Movie, the only time we’ve...
While the recorder’s off, Marc Andreyko tells me he’s not a good person. I find this difficult to believe. Beyond the fact that he took time out to meet me during New York Comic Con weekend for fried chicken and coffee, the decades-long veteran of marquee comic book writing—Doctor Strange, Batwoman, and Wonder Woman ’77—took it upon himself to give something back to the world. Like countless others, the openly gay Andreyko was directly affected...

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