NYFF Review: REDACTED

October 9, 2007

Brian De Palma’s new film Redacted is many things. Raw. Courageous. Disturbing. Brutal. Inflamatory. Bold. Uncompromising. Important. A plea for the soul of our country. Quite possibly the best film of De Palma’s career. Redacted [click for more]

NYFF Review: PARANOID PARK

October 7, 2007

In many ways, Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park is a continuation of the themes and issues he has previously examined in 2003’s Elephant. Again we have teen characters with divorced or separated parents. Again we [click for more]

NYFF Review: I’M NOT THERE

October 3, 2007

Singer Bob Dylan once famously asked in song, “How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man?” Writer/director Todd Haynes attempts to answer that question by showing us six [click for more]

NYFF Review: SECRET SUNSHINE

September 30, 2007

Secret Sunshine is an emotional tour de force, taking its audience to the heart of a mother’s worst fear and then following her ensuing descent into a vortex of depression, denial and ultimately, madness. Recently [click for more]

NYFF Review: BLADE RUNNER- THE FINAL CUT

September 28, 2007

Although it confused critics and audiences in its initial 1982 release, Ridley Scott’s science-fiction noir Blade Runner remains, a quarter of a century later, not only one of the most important films in the director’s [click for more]

NYFF Review: THE ORPHANAGE

September 28, 2007

While the Japanese have certainly overworked the spooky-ghost child meme for all it is worth over the last several years, there is still power in the tragic notion of a life full of potential being [click for more]

NYFF Review: THE DARJEELING LIMITED

September 27, 2007

Director Wes Anderson seems to like putting dysfunctional family units into confined spaces and then sitting back to see what happens. The characters don’t have to be blood related, as are the inhabitants of the [click for more]

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