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“Colette:” Keira Knightly On Film As You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Colette (Keira Knightley, in what may be one of her greatest roles yet) is a clever country girl in France at the end of the 19th century. She’s marries a charming older man...

“Madeline’s Madeline” Is a Trip down the Movie Magic Rabbit Hole

Teenage Madeline has been practicing with a theater troupe: mimicking, acting, reacting, moving and feeling as a group. At times it’s playful and joyful; at times it’s weird....

“Sorry to Bother You:” A Cinematic Farce That Will Leave You . . . Thinking

Its title echoes the eye-roll-inducing greeting of the dreaded telemarketer, which is exactly what Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta), who lives in his Uncle’s...

“Westwood:” Visually Tour the Life of a Punk, an Icon and an Activist

Right from the beginning of Westwood, we can see what a restless, complex and creative woman Dame Vivienne Westwood has been and continues to be. After helping to ignite the punk...

“Love Cecil:” The Untold Story of Cecil Beaton Comes to the Cinema

Even if you’ve never heard his famous name, you know Cecil Beaton’s type: gay, fabulous, opinionated, artistic, witty, dripping with style, knows everyone, goes to the cool...

Three Brothers Forge Family Bonds in We the Animals

Here’s a dreamy drift through the troubled Childhood of a boy with a secret as he tries to understand the adult world and his place within it. Based on author Justin Torres’...

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” Is Vintage Tabloid Gossip from the Source

Meet Scotty, an ex-marine who saw action in WW II, though Scotty’s not a fighter, he’s a lover – of women, men, friendship, fame, his hilarious old wife, many cats and...

“McQueen” Documentary Brings Audiences into the Designer’s Dark and Brilliant Life

Anyone who lived in New York City in 2011 but was foolish enough not to attend Savage Beauty, the record breaking exhibition of fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s work at the...

“Far From the Tree:” How Families Cope with a Member Who Isn’t Like the Others

The old saying about parents and children says, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” But what about when it does? Fueled by his life-long struggles with his sexual...

That Summer: The Doc that Takes You Back Before Grey Gardens

Those who love the unflinching documentary Grey Gardens will be happy to know that there’s more to be seen of its subjects in this film that is, in many ways, an even closer...

American Animals: A Clever, Canny Cinematic Triumph

A talented cast of young actors and real-life participants reenact this real-life tale of a daring art heist. Following his documentary The Imposter (a true story that nearly...

A Single Dad and His Daughter Create Music, Magic in Hearts Beat Loud

It’s a sweet little musical indie starring everyone’s favorite teddy bear, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation). Frank (Offerman) has run a funky record store in Brooklyn’s...