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Yourself and Yours plays October 7, 10 and 14 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. The film is currently without US distribution. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. Even compared to the out-of-order letter pages of Hill of Freedom and the two-part narrative structure of Right Now, Wrong Then, the conceit at the heart of Hong Sang-soo’s latest droll romantic comedy of manners, Yourself and Yours,...
Right Now, Wrong Then Directed by Hong Sang-soo Opens June 24 Right Now, Wrong Then continues Hong Sang-soo’s career-long project of reshuffling and doubling romantic entanglements in differing permutations and tones. His last film, 2014’s (sadly undistributed) Hill of Freedom, introduced two significant new disruptions: an affair’s trajectory is revisited through the structure of a pile of letters read in random order after being dropped, and much of the dialogue is in fractured English, necessitated by dropping...
Bonjour Tristesse (1958) Directed by Otto Preminger “You go to a place, you leave a place.” Such is the hollow existence the carefree bourgeoisie playboys (and girls) lead along the Riviera in Preminger’s adaption of Françoise Sagan’s novella. It’s clichéd, undoubtedly, and not perhaps the subject matter one usually associates with the Austrian auteur, more commonly aligned with the left-leaning epics he would come to produce. Indeed, Bonjour Tristesse marks the end of a phase in...
Harlem Nights (1989) Directed by Eddie Murphy A 28-year-old box-office champ with spunk as indelible as his chortle, Eddie Murphy could've made his directorial debut any vanity project he desired. Though his name also appears as writer and producer of Harlem Nights, Murphy instead used his pull to spotlight his heroes: foulmouthed trailblazers Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor, booming jazz legend Della Reese, thespians Danny Aiello and Michael Lerner, and bestie Arsenio Hall. With Herbie...

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