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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

10 Things I Like About 10 Bad 2013 Movies

10 Things I Like About 10 Bad 2013 Movies

I’m not a fan of “bottom ten” or “ten worst” lists. I don’t enjoy reading them because they typically pound the same films and are by necessity a little mean-spirited. I don’t enjoy writing them because I avoid the worst of the worst. I couldn’t tell you the last time I actually took in one […]

What Else I’m Watching: October 2013

What Else I’m Watching: October 2013

Because you can’t review them all. Sadly, life gets in the way of writing about everything I see, so this space is as much for keeping track of what I’m watching as it is for you to share your thoughts on what are, with any luck, a group of high-quality films. It’s been a hectic […]

2013 Tribeca Film Festival Preview

2013 Tribeca Film Festival Preview

I’m counting down the days until I crash New York for what’s become an annual tradition for me—the Tribeca Film Festival. In its 12th year, the festival has never been stronger. A Tribeca narrative film was nominated for an Oscar for the first time earlier this year (War Witch), and this year’s lineup has attracted […]

2012 TIFF Titles to Watch: #20-#11

2012 TIFF Titles to Watch: #20-#11

Today’s TIFF preview (the penultimate!) features films directed by the likes of Ken Burns, Pablo Larraín, and Martin McDonagh. 20.) Room 237 Program: Vanguard Distributor: IFC Films Directed by: Rodney Ascher Synopsis: Obsessive cineastes detail their byzantine conspiracy theories about the secret themes and messages hidden within Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, in director Rodney Ascher’s […]