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Live by Night

The key question behind Live by Night isn’t so much “Why did they bother?” as “What went wrong?”

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The Book of Love

The feature debut of director and co-writer Bill Purple does not feature a single authentic moment. Imperfect would actually be a step up.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Alan Zilberman is the film editor for Brightest Young Things, an online nightlife and culture magazine based out of Washington, DC. His has contributed to The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, The Atlantic, Indiewire, The Week, Las Vegas Weekly, and other outlets. He is a member of the Washington Area Film Critic Association (WAFCA), has a Master’s in Public Policy from George Washington University, and used to review bar bathrooms in a column called “Dear John.” Alan currently has three movie-related tattoos, and is pretty certain he will get more. Follow him on Twitter at @alanzilberman.