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I, Daniel Blake plays October 1 and October 2 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. Sundance Selects will release the movie in New York December 23. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. When we meet Daniel Blake (Dave Johns), he's arguing with a man at the welfare office. He's had a heart attack and his doctor has advised him not to work. The government's own doctor...
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...
Miss Sharon Jones! Directed by Barbara Kopple Opens July 29 At Emerson college, a documentary professor who was a peer and friend of director Barbara Kopple once told me that you had to clean up a subject's desk before interviewing them. Kopple's newest film, Miss Sharon Jones, like much of her work in the last few decades, is a film of clean desks. She relies too heavily on a damning principal that the audience for a documentary...
Ghostbusters Directed by Paul Feig Opens July 15 After what feels like an eternity of hearing the incessant drip of sopping masculine pride spilling down dirty cargo pants, that all-female Ghostbusters remake has finally arrived, whether your least favorite cousin likes it or not. The crisis surrounding the film's identity seems to have shaken the film's core (if you've just woken from a coma and want to head back into another one, google "Female Ghostbusters Controversy"). Its...