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Kristian Lin

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Lucky Grandma: Figure Eights

Last summer we saw The Farewell, a film revolving around a sweet old Chinese woman that struck a chord with American audiences. However, if...

R.I.P., Lynn Shelton

Great cities deserve great filmmakers. Martin Scorsese is forever identified with his native New York even when his movies are set elsewhere, M. Night...

Somebody Say Ramen

I heard about Kintaro Ramen and asked to review it this past winter, before the restaurant industry and much else went to hell. The...

How to Build a Girl: Dolly Rock

If you saw Booksmart, you probably didn’t look at Beanie Feldstein and think that she'd be able to slot into a naturalistic English dramedy...

Frances Ha

As you know, our governor’s executive order this past Monday allowed for movie theaters in our area (as well as other establishments) to open...

Russian Duet

Despite the rich history of Russian film, which kept going even under the Soviet regime’s censorship, not many movies from that country reach us...

Bacurau: Water Power

If you’re worried about your local multiplex during this time of no theatrical movies, you should be. Even a big chain like AMC Theatres...

Home Theater

What do you get when you take the “live” out of live theater? In normal circumstances, you might say you lose the danger of...

Never Rarely: Autumn in New York

You don’t know what you’ve been missing until it’s in front of you. This year was shaping up to be a historic year for...

Portrait of a Lady: Hint from Héloïse

Today’s film-school term is “male gaze.” Developed in the 1970s by British film theorist Laura Mulvey, this idea holds that movies are made from...