Dec. 1, 2015
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Once More Unto the Beach

'Love & Mercy' lies in bed just like Brian Wilson did

Ok In Love & Mercy, a bedridden Brian Wilson struggles mightily with almost becoming the star child from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or something like that.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

Age During Beauty

In 'Iris', the late documentary maestro Albert Maysles hangs out with a fashion maven

Yay Everyone keeps calling Iris Apfel a “nonagenarian fashion icon,” because how many such people can there even be?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?

If you’ll pardon that headline on a piece about Satyajit Ray’s great 'Apu Trilogy'

Yay Restorations of director Satyajit Ray's films have been ongoing since his death, and lucky you, now’s your chance to catch Ray’s masterly Apu Trilogy on the big screen.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

Here’s that Estonian Oscar Submission You Asked For

'Tangerines' probably is as sweet and tart as a little Eastern European war drama can probably be

Ok Have you heard this one? A Chechen and a Georgian lie wounded in an immigrant Estonian’s house, circa 1992.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

Hardy Appetites

A gal has her choices in 'Far from the Madding Crowd'

Yay It’s a weird cultural moment for a new movie of this old book.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

The Kids Are…Well, They’re OK

Meet the Who’s managers in 'Lambert & Stamp'

Ok What it takes to produce a great quartet of gear-smashing mod rockers is this: on the one hand, a gay, Oxford-educated son of a composer, and on the other, yes, the kid brother to the future General Zod.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

Frontiersman and Frontiersboy

'Slow West'. Because Fast East isn’t a thing

Ok In its best moments, Slow West manages to take the piss out of genre-mandated laconicism without losing sight of why we like it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Jonathan Kiefer

Prequelly Sequel Re-Remake

The Thing may seem familiar, but it’s not because it’s new

Movie Reviews Strange visitor with assimilation challenge shakes up local status quo—we could be talking about Footloose, but we’re in fact referring to The Thing, another recently renewed early ’80s movie memory.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Game Changers

Moneyball is at least the best Brad Pitt-Jonah Hill baseball movie ever

Movie Reviews Moneyball is so inside baseball, it’s inside out. Imagine not just another movie reverie on the virtues of the American pastime, but one with the mind-set of a back-office stats wonk. Nonfans will be hard-pre...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Epic Disaster

Soderbergh’s disaster flick clumsily steps back

Movie Reviews Contagion is the name of the film because it’s also the name of the most developed character.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer
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