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Our 2015 film preview, part two

Our gaze into cinema’s crystal ball concludes with a plethora of coming attractions, from a ’50s lesbian pulp-novel adaptation and a riff on Vertigo set in post-Second World War Germany t...
Winter Sleep

The year of film to come

The Force can go right back to sleep. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II? Slouch away and stay out of sight. Mockingjay can part, too. This isn’t the preview for their kind but for auteur, arthou...

The best docs of 2014

The Missing Picture Clay and earth—dug in camps; dumped on corpses; sculpted into figurines—layer stratum after stratum in Rithy Panh’s excavation of his memories of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge (1...
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Unhappy news year

It was a year when media-hyped fears of an outbreak over here threatened to overshadow coverage of the actual Ebola epidemic rippling through Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, with 6000 dead and coun...
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Even more best films

Leftovers first—a trio of sterling films, released late in 2013, that I couldn’t include on last year’s list because I only managed to catch up with them early in 2014: Alexander Payne...

The best of the worst, ’95 – ’14

The best of Vue … and it can, now and then, be the worst of views. Still, as a reviewer, you hope the worst brings out the best in you—you have to sink your pointed teeth into the juicy rump-ro...
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The best we saw

So, we begin the year after Three Colours: Red and Pulp Fiction and we end, well, just before we can catch Leviathan or Inherent Vice. Always more to see, more to review, more to list! May we get ano...
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Penguins of Madagascar

From its icily satirical start—mocking nature docs, especially March of the Penguins, under the doleful, Teutonic direction of Werner Herzog, voicing himself—to its madcap, monsters-in-Manhattan mega...