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Show, Don’t Tell: I AM NOT A HIPSTER

January 22, 2015
I AM NOT A HIPSTER

From SHORT TERM 12’s Destin Daniel Cretton, I AM NOT A HIPSTER’s unreliable narrator matches up well with the also brilliantly morose INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.

Oscars 2015: Video Evidence

January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
BOYHOOD

Who deserves to win? A video essay series applies sense, cinemetrics and subjectivity to the race.

Spiritual Cinema

January 20, 2015
SEVENTH SEAL

Finding reasons to believe in films both sacred and profane.

Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story

January 16, 2015
IMITATION GAME

Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth.

THE CONFORMIST: Best Film of 1971—and 2015?

January 16, 2015
THE CONFORMIST

On Bertolucci’s stylishly pained interrogation of one man’s, and one nation’s, compromises for the sake of power, acceptance and, desperately, happiness.

On Location with Noir City 13

January 15, 2015 | 2 Comments
WOMAN ON THE RUN

San Francisco is the shadowy backdrop for many of Noir City 2014’s unholy matrimony stories.

Everyday Absurdities: The Films of Ruben Östlund

January 13, 2015

‘In Case of No Emergency:’ A look at Östlund features playing FSLC shows we’re in good hands.

Ageless Grace: Five Looks at Simone Signoret

January 13, 2015

Reconsidering the true beauty of a mid-century screen icon.

Great Faces of American Darkness: Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio del Toro

January 7, 2015 | One Comment

Both actors plumb the uncertainties, delusions and hypocrisies within the American Dream.

Fishes Out of Water: Surrealist Juxtapositions

January 6, 2015 | One Comment
WALKABOUT

CITY LIGHTS and WALKABOUT: Collisions of all kinds that, once seen, are never forgotten.

Gestures: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

January 4, 2015
CLIMATES

More than any other filmmaker today, Nuri Bilge Ceylan seems closer to taking the medium to another level—to something that is literary as well as cinematic, that is poetic as well as theatrical.

So Right, It’s WRONG

January 2, 2015
WRONG

Dupieux’s movies affirm that the medium is still a place that can accommodate pranksters, dreamers and weirdos.