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Dogs Directed by Bogdan Mirică February 23, 9:30pm at Film Comment Selects Twelve years since Cristi Puiu’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), a spate of dour Romanian films in the latest iteration of realism, and grouped together as a “New Wave,” have made their way to arthouse theaters. Parallel to these films arrives Dogs, directed by newcomer Bogdan Mirică. A moody and stylized work with genre trappings, this debut feature is about inborn violence linked to...
11 Minutes Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski Opens April 8 at IFC Center Time is of the utmost importance. In 11 Minutes, Jerzy Skolimowski’s first film in five years, and his first set in Poland since Four Nights with Anna (2008), time expands and arcs. Where his spare, abstract survival film Essential Killing (2010) focused on one character, 11 Minutes persistently switches attention among a network of people one afternoon in Warsaw. In the span of the proverbial...
Everything new is definitely old again. Today’s horror films resemble yesterday's horror films. Filmmakers are splicing in a little from this film, a little from that film to create a mongrel midnight movie, a mutant that strives to transcend their bald references. Filmmakers like Adam Wingard, Panos Cosmatos, Nicolas Winding Refn, Peter Strickland, and Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani sample from a variety of sources including giallo and the work of John Carpenter, Radley...

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