Film

The Making of a Surprise Hit Documentary About Genocide
Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing'
July 29, 2013

An interview with the director of perhaps the most disturbing film about genocide ever made. 

Finally, a Classic Portrayal of the Ugly American Backpacker
Michael Cera gets high, and highly annoying, in 'Crystal Fairy'
July 25, 2013

Critics, including me, have been teasing the arrival of Michael Cera's manhood—or his man-childhood, anyway—for so many years now that you’d be forgiven for thinking the actor was still a teenager, and a virgin to boot.

The Best Film Woody Allen's Ever Made
July 24, 2013

Woody Allen makes (his first?) moving film.

The Ryan Gosling Film Audiences are Booing
'Only God Forgives' is ludicrous
July 18, 2013

'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn returns with 'Only God Forgives.'

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The Best Film About Race in Years
July 12, 2013

The dramatization of the true story of a young, unarmed, black man killed by the police is—remarkably—potent, not saccharine. 

Stanley Kauffmann on Films: New Basics
July 12, 2013

Alain Resnais presents his final film. Kenneth Branagh challenges a master.

The 'Salinger' Trailer is Phony and Ridiculous
July 03, 2013

Let’s begin by admitting that this is an easy target: The movie trailer is hardly (ever?) a paragon of nuance.

'In the Fog': What Life Is Like Under Occupation
June 29, 2013

The decisive experience of warfare 
is not victory or defeat; it is being occupied. In the Fog is about occupation and the destruction of an understanding of one’s own history—and it's also a masterpiece.

The Surprisingly Left-Wing Politics of 'White House Down'
June 28, 2013

Left-wing action films can never sustain the courage of their convictions.

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