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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. 5. Train To Busan Yeon Sang-ho's zombie action film has more stage presence that most American thrillers. Gong Yoo plays a deadbeat dad with enough money to pretend he's the responsible parent. His mettle, responsibility and love are all put to the test when he takes his daughter...
On The Silver Globe (1988) Directed by Andrzej Żuławski To describe a Żuławski film with words—“guttural,” “primitive,” “extreme” come to mind— is to undermine the actual experience.  Buffeted by tidal waves of verbosity, an invasive, always-moving camera eye captures actors driven to maniacal states often bordering acute pleasure and pain, radical ecstasy. His films are a cinematic other, almost unbearable yet impossible to ignore, and certainly his own. On the Silver Globe, his fractured sci-fi...
The news of Andrzej Żuławski’s death comes just as a sidebar retrospective of his work commences at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Selects. Żuławski, who prior to his latest film, Cosmos (2015), had kept away from filmmaking for fifteen years, had been undergoing an intensive cancer treatment. He passed away on the night of February 16th. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Żuławski, like many of his generation, was impacted by the trauma of...

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