Articles Tagged drama

New York Film Festival Sept. 28-Oct.15

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The Independent’s Senior Film Critic, Kurt Brokaw, was at this year’s New York Film Festival. In this article, he reviews his favorites in the narrative drama and documentary genres. Read about the films that captured Kurt’s attention.

Daje Shelton in Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest’s documentary For Ahkeem.

IFFBoston 2017 Review: For Ahkeem

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Film critic Evan Crean reviews Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest’s documentary For Ahkeem, which screened at the 2017 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston).

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From the Archives: Suburbia’s mean streets enter “Girls Town” (1996)

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Twenty years ago Independent contributor Dana Harris sat opposite filmmakers Jim McKay and Lauren Zalaznick in a Soho coffee shop to talk Girls Town, the duo’s comedy-drama that embraced improv to explore the lives of teenage girls. Two decades have passed — with McKay going on to direct episodes of The Wire, Big Love, and Law & Order and Zalaznick going on to be an accomplished television executive — but this interview preserves a moment in which the two explore a new dimension for women in film.