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New York Film Festival World Premiere: ‘Gone Girl,’ Starring Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl,' directed by David Fincher. World Premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival. Photo from the film.

'Gone Girl' is about Amy's disappearance: physical, spiritual and psychic. The question is did Nick ever really know her enough to inspire her to come back to him to clear his name? Read More »

New York Film Festival: ‘Maps to the Stars’

Robert Pattinson in 'Maps to the Stars,' directed by David Cronenberg. US premiere at the 52nd NYFF. Photo from the film.

Agatha is the catalyst who sets the heavens in motion back to her beginnings in this sometimes sardonic always intriguing and deep film by David Cronenberg. Read More »

New York Film Festival (Revival): ‘The Color of Pomegranates’

'The Color of Pomegranates' directed by Sergei Parajanov. Revivals at the 52nd New York Film Festival. Photo from the film.

'The Color of Pomegranates' by Sergei Parajanov, is a masterwork by a director of genius who was blacklisted and then served 5 years in a Soviet Gulag in 1973. His films ran contrary to Soviet standards. Parajanov's innovations stand today as a hallmark of vision and experimentation. A maverick ahead of his time, Parajanov's minimalism created visual poetry that was and still is unique to the craft of cinema. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Gone Girl’

Gone Girl, David Fincher, Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Gillian Flynn, Tyler Perry

Not just one of the year’s best thrillers, but one 2014's best films period. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill’

Paranormal Diaries: Clophill, Clophill, Halloween

Keep expectations low and you might find some entertainment. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Her


A truly great love story because of how real the situations and character reactions are. Read More »

New York Film Festival: ‘Heaven Knows What’

Heaven Knows What Safdie

"Heaven Knows What" is not an easy film, but it's important, making us uncomfortable in its unrelenting "in your face" examination addiction's darkness. Read More »

New York Film Festival: Ethan Hawke’s ‘Seymour, An Introduction’

Seymour Bernstein and director Ethan Hawke after the press conference at the 52nd New York Film Festival. Photo by Carole Di Tosti

In 'Seymour, An Introduction' Ethan Hawke shows his chops as a first time documentary filmmaker using a surprising subject in a unique and intuitive process. The film is excellent for what and how it reveals a real and human portrait of friend and mentor of Hawke, former concert pianist, teacher, and composer, the incomparable Seymour Bernstein. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Calling’ (2014)

The Calling, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland, Jason Stone, Ellen Burstyn, Scott Abramovitch, Inger Ash Wolfe

A better-than-average thriller starring Susan Sarandon and Ellen Burstyn. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’ (2014)

The Equalizer, Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Antoine Fuqua

A big ol’ blast of badass that audiences are in dire need of. Read More »