Articles Tagged Review

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“Shiva Baby” Review

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In the holy season of Passover, what could make a moviegoer feel more connected to the spirit of the season and their family traditions than a film about Jewishness, sex, family expectations, bisexuality, body image obsessions, sugar daddies, career choices, and cheating? First-time writer/director, Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby brings us an intersection of all these… Read more »

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Phantom Thread" (2017).

One difference between “Indie” and “Mainstream”: Money

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Senior Film Critic, Kurt Brokaw, reviews Phantom Thread, the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie
starring Daniel Day Lewis as a 50’s London dress-designer-to-royalty.  In the film, Lewis falls in love
with a simple country girl, makes her his muse, and then pushes her away—as he’s done to some many others. But she’s determined to hold on to him… Find out why Brokaw recommends you see this Christmas Day opener.

So You Want to be a Major Film Artist?

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Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw reviews Water and Sugar, a ten-film retrospective on the life and work of Director Carlo Di Palma. Brokaw examines highlights of Di Palma’s biography, connecting these to the artist’s unique and celebrated output. Water and Sugar shows at the Walter Reade theater in Lincoln Center from Friday, July 28th through Thursday, August 3rd.

New Directors/New Films 2013 – Critic’s Choice

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Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw is viewing the 42nd annual New Directors/New Films (all 22 features plus 17 shorts) and presents his critic’s choices below. “A Hijacking” (Tobias Lindholm. 2012. Denmark. 99 min.) Piracy at sea is a torrid premise for a terrorist plot. Danish writer/director Tobias Lindholm’s sturdy “A Hijacking” is the first narrative… Read more »