A magnificent melodrama

‘Round the bend

“If anyone calls, just say I died.” “Yeah? How long you gonna be dead?” “I dunno. A couple days or so.” – John Cassavetes, as Robert, to wife Gena Rowlands, as Sar...
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EFS Film Series: Make Us Laugh

“Every comic character is a type. … it is comic to wander out of one’s own self. It is comic to fall into a ready-made category. And what is most comic of all is to become a categor...
99 Homes

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...