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BEFORE WE VANISH, NYFF 55 Film Review

Can a whimsical, end-of-the-world sci-fi feature about aliens from another planet attract big audiences, if, one, it isn’t directed/produced by Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Berg, J.J. Abrams, Paul Verhoeven, Luc Besson, George Lucas, M. Night Shyamalan; two, lacks mind boggling special effects; three, is short on gloom, doom and carnage; and, four, might actually be about the power of love?

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Main Slate Selections for 55th New York Film Festival

Twenty-five features include new films from Sean Baker, Noah Baumbach, Serge Bozon, Robin Campillo, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Philippe Garrel, Greta Gerwig, Alain Gomis, Valeska Grisebach, Luca Guadagnino, Agnieszka Holland, Hong Sang-soo, Aki Kaurismäki, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Lucrecia Martel, Ruben Östlund, Dee Rees, Joachim Trier, Agnès Varda & JR, and Chloé Zhao

BALCONY: Tribeca Film Festival Review

By Gregg Morris “I wanted to tell a story that captures the daily injustices, individual and institutional, in an environment like the estate I grew up on, a place that struggled with racial tension and simmering rumors.” – Director Toby…

Natalie Lally Reviews YOU’RE KILLING ME

By Special Correspondent Natalie Lally – A perfect mixture of horror and romantic comedy, YOU’RE KILLING ME is a gay slasher film poking barbs at society’s self-absorbed Internet culture. George (Jeffery Self), an entertainment and social media maven, creates viral…

#OscarsSoWhite

The #OscarsSoWhite controversy was in full force in the weeks leading up to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Chris Rock in late February.