Elaine Teng

'Far from the Madding Crowd' Tries Too Hard to Make Its Victorian Heroine a 21st-Century Feminist
April 30, 2015

By trying to make its protagonist a modern feminist, Far from the Madding Crowd loses sight of its story.

A New Boston Marathon Documentary Tries—And Fails—to Scare Us About The Internet
April 09, 2015

It's baggy and unfocused throughout, unsure of the conflict it sets out to explore.

Even Film Snobs Will Love 'Furious 7'
April 02, 2015

Even Helen Mirren loves this franchise.

If You Want to Age Gracefully in the Movies, You'd Better Be British
March 11, 2015

Why British actors like Maggie Smith and Judi Dench never get old.

China's Version of "An Inconvenient Truth" Went Viral. Now the Government Is Cracking Down.
March 02, 2015

The documentary criticizes the country's air pollution.

Kazuo Ishiguro Has Written His Riskiest Novel Yet
February 23, 2015

Ishiguro's first novel in ten years is a strange amalgam of themes that have haunted much of his career. 

The Whitewashed Oscars Redeemed Hollywood With a Surprisingly Political Ceremony
February 23, 2015

Sometimes politics sneaks into art. Other times, it kicks in the door. 

Is the Foreign Film Oscar Corrupt and Pointless?
February 05, 2015

No! But let us explain why...

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