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Fist Fight

A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…

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A Cure for Wellness

As a fetish object, it’s impressive. But as a fully satisfying feature-length drama, it’s a bust.

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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.