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What does documentary cinema look like in the post-internet age? For Bushwick artist James N. Kienitz Wilkins, the answer is that it looks nothing like documentary. You might be watching a PowerPoint presentation, actors slipping in and out of character, or stock footage repurposed for a metafictional crime tale. Wilkins spins thought-provoking yarns out of real and imagined material, freely pulling at the threads holding them together. Mixing sly conceptualism with the pleasures of...
“I thought you would love me forever,” says Nathalie to her husband of thirty years, after he suddenly declares that he’s leaving her for a younger woman. It’s likely not the response you’re expecting to hear uttered from Isabelle Huppert, the formidable actress best known for her defiant, icy portrayals in such relentlessly unsentimental films as The Piano Teacher and this year’s Paul Verhoeven come-back Elle. And while she delivers the disappointment matter-of-factly, as...
There was something befitting in spending the final days in the run-up to one of the most divisive presidential elections in US history down south in Memphis, Tennessee. A deep blue city in the far corner of an all-red state, Memphis is a place that’s united by an easygoing vibe, even as it remains divided and largely segregated. For a New Yorker and first-time visitor, however, it offered escape from the pre-election noise...
Moonlight plays October 2 and 3 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. A24 will release the movie in New York on October 21st. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. Update: Moonlight opens nationwide on November 4th. Read our chat with Barry Jenkins, the film's director, below.  At a charged moment late in Barry Jenkins’s astonishing new movie Moonlight, childhood friend Kevin confronts Chiron, the film’s tight-lipped protagonist, and...

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