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  • The week in movies: ‘Captain America 2,’ ‘Dom Hemingway’ and more

    April 1, 2014

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    Maybe it’s because the studio movies at this time of year are so universally dreadful, but I find myself drawn to the smaller films that bite and snarl and generally have bad manners: “Bad Words,” “The Raid 2” and, this week, “Dom Hemingway.” Written and directed by Richard Shepard (“The Matador”), “Dom Hemingway” offers us Jude Law [...] More »

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  • Anthony Chen cracks Singapore’s arthouse market

    April 4, 2014


    Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo,” which goes into limited theatrical release today (4/4/14), has been riding the international film festival circuit for the better part of the past year, reaping armloads of awards as it goes. Not bad for an arthouse movie from a country that has no real arthouse-film industry. The cinematic landscape in Chen’s native Singapore, he [...] More »


  • The cream rises

    April 15, 2014


    The cream rises. Not always and not as quickly as we might sometimes like – but eventually, good work is found and disseminated, if not always celebrated. This thought came to me as I tried to sort through the numerous films on display at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. So many movies, so much money – why aren’t [...] More »