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Nov 9, 2022

Celebrate Noirvember With Criterion’s 2022 Fox Noir Lineup

The film production company now called 20th Century Studios, previously known as 21st Century Fox, and before that as 20th Century Fox, had a fascinating history before Rupert Murdoch, then Disney, took over. Founded in 1935 in the era of big Hollywood studios, Fox in its glory days was the...
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Elvis
Jun 22, 2022

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Leaves Us All Shook Up

The summer’s most anticipated “delayed by COVID” movie has arrived. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is big, glossy, rollicking, intermittently entertaining...
Wobblies
Jun 1, 2022

The Re-release of Kino Lorber’s The Wobblies

A few short notes on Kino Lorber’s re-release of the angry, exhilarating 1979 documentary The Wobblies, the story of...
Happening
May 11, 2022

Audrey Diwan’s Happening Is a Timely Film

Talk about the right movie in the right place at the right time. Filmmaker Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama Happening...
Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah
Apr 6, 2022

Cinequest’s Cinejoy

For almost a full week now, Cinequest’s online festival Cinejoy has been streaming new works for savvy cineastes to...
When We Were Bullies on HBO
Mar 30, 2022

Jay Rosenblatt’s When We Were Bullies

There are documentarians, and then there is Jay Rosenblatt.  Other doc-makers tend to migrate from the general to the specific...
Mar 16, 2022

Mark Rylance in The Outfit

The Outfit is an odd little crime drama that gets raised up a notch by the performance of Mark...

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