Film: “Annette”

  Directed by Leos Carax, “Annette” is an unusually straightforward story, simple in outline, that relies on its filmmaker’s command of the most advanced techniques to capture, and hold, our attention. And one other thing: all of the characters sing their dialogue. It was conceived as a rock-opera by the British brothers duo Sparks – […]

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Film: “Marriage Story”

Ordinarily, a story that challenges a filmmaker can result in an exhilarating work. There is a sense of breakthrough that the audience can share. Masterpieces as diverse as Terence Malick’s Badlands and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters can start out confusingly, but feel fully resolved at the end. I don’t think Noah Baumbach’s Marriage […]

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New York Film Festival: 2016

For personal reasons, I wasn’t able to see as many films at this year’s festival as I was last year. I didn’t go to the glamor events, so I’m only going to write about the films. I saw five features from the main slate at Alice Tully Hall, a perfect venue for it. Although four […]

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