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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Mar 212017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 21

From the Big Screen: "Sing," "Live By Night" and "Assassin's Creed." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: There's two modern classics arriving this week from The Criterion Collection: The (very) black comedy "Being There" (1979) by director Hal Ashby in which scenario, … More

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Mar 142017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 14

From the Big Screen: "Elle," "Passengers," "Fences" and "Collateral Beauty." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Two absorbing — and unusual — works of cinematic art arrive this week. One of Mexico's best-regarded works of political cinema, "Canoa: A Shameful Memory" (1976), … More

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Mar 072017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 7

From the Big Screen: "Moana" and "Jackie." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Buzzin' the 'B's: In "The Brand New Testament" (2016), starring Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde and Catherine Deneuve, God exists … and He’s a jerk. Or so it appears in the world of … More

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Feb 282017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 28

From the Big Screen: "Moonlight," "Allied" and "Doctor Strange." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: For fans of the three "Before" films, the cornerstone of the career-long exploration of cinematic time by director Richard Linklater, actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, … More

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Feb 202017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 21

From the Big Screen: "Manchester by the Sea," "Nocturnal Animals," "Hacksaw Ridge" and "Bad Santa 2." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: Women come to the fore in this week's pair of offerings from The Criterion Collection: Melodrama casts noirish shadows … More

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Feb 132017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 14

From the Big Screen: "Arrival" and "The Edge of Seventeen." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bet: A painterly and sensual immersion in late 19th-century Italian farm life, "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" (1978) by Ermanno Olmi lovingly focuses on four families … More

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Feb 062017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 7

From the Big Screen: "Loving" and "Trolls." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten … More

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Jan 302017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 31

From the Big Screen: "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," "Tyler Perry’s BOO! A Madea Halloween," "Gimme Danger," "Masterminds," and "Queen of Katwe." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlight: "Pinocchio" was the second film in the Disney animated canon, made in response to … More

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Jan 242017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 24

From the Big Screen: "The Handmaiden," "Inferno" and "The Light Between Oceans." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: "Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy": After several years spent working almost exclusively in the direct-to-video world of "V-cinema" in Japan, Takashi Miike announced himself … More

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Jan 172017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 17

From the Big Screen: "The Girl on the Train," "Ouija: Origin of Evil" and "Keeping up With the Joneses." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's series of melodramas on disaffected outsiders in modern-day Germany saw perfection in such films … More

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