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Over twelve years of shooting and two and a half hours of film, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood gradually acquires the gravitas of an epic 19th century novel. Time passes in a manner similar to a masterpiece by Dickens or Tolstoy.… read more

Doc of the Dead

Doc of the Dead Zombies seem to be everywhere these days—in a theatrical version of the ’68 classic Night of the Living Dead; on TV in the series The Walking Dead; in the sci-fi blockbuster … read more

Life Itself

Now, Roger Ebert is the subject of a documentary feature, Life Itself, directed by Steve James, whose Hoop Dreams is a contemporary doc classic, and co-produced by the legendary Martin Scorsese.… read more

Obvious Child

For better or worse, Obvious Child is always going to be known as “that abortion comedy.” It’s certainly better than anonymity. … read more


Unlike most previous Inuit productions, Uvanga (which means “myself” in Inuktitut) depicts events taking place in contemporary times and doesn’t resort to the mytho-poetics of Atanarjuat … read more

The Double

Richard Ayoade’s new feature The Double is set in a steampunk universe in which Victorian buildings and attitudes still exist today, fully powered by retro-style machines that hearken back to the industrial age of the 19th century. … read more

Burt’s Buzz

Shapiro has created in Burt’s Buzz a wry, thoughtful and intimate portrait of a highly idiosyncratic pioneer.
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Myers and his doc records the triumphal life of a brilliant promoter, who seems to deserve the title of “supermensch.” … read more


Tracks is a unique film and a worthy adaptation of Davidson’s book. Not for everyone but it certainly will attract a niche audience. … read more

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer knows this lesson well. His X-Men series has been consistently intelligent, with well-drawn characters. As far back as his Indie thriller The Usual Suspects, he’s shown that he can get fine performances form his stars.… read more