The transition from childhood into the teenage years can be among the most turbulent years of a person’s life. Thoughts, actions, and relationships change, and kids often feel alone during [...]

May December

Mostly a film about performance and partly about identity, Todd Hayes's May December is quite a fascinating film on many levels. An artful, rangy, and engrossing psychological drama that merges [...]

The Holdovers

A deeply humane and fully sustained absorption in loneliness, grief, world history, and philosophy, along with frequent quarrels between a history instructor and a small group of New England boarding [...]


Melancholic, poetic, and deeply empathetic, Sofia Coppola's biopic Priscilla follows Priscilla Presley and her relationship, marriage, and breakup with Elvis Presley. The film is a compelling, stylish portrait of a [...]

Anatomy of a Fall

To say that Juliet Triet's courtroom drama Anatomy of a Fall is riveting and worthy of all its praise on the festival circuit would be something of an understatement. This [...]

Past Lives

From David Lean's Brief Encounter to Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, and Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy, there have been a substantial number [...]


After exploring the horrors of the final days of the Nicolae Ceaușescu era where women's reproductive rights were stripped away in his 2007 masterpiece 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 [...]


Austere and magnificently bold, Godland marks a continuation of Icelandic filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason's study of troubled masculinity within severely harsh environments. Heretofore his first feature Winter's Brother had a setting [...]

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