This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
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The first theatrical feature film written and directed by David Chase, the creator of “The Sopranos,” this is an autobiographical tale about the formation of an artistic sensibility. John Magaro plays Doug Damiano, a northern New Jersey teenager whose father Pat (James Gandolfini) is a hot-tempered Archie Bunker-style reactionary who suffers from psoriasis, and whose mother Antoinette (Molly Price) is a depressive who regularly threatens to kill herself. The movie is narrated by Doug’s sister Evelyn, played by Meg Guzulescu, in the manner of a third-person novel, packing a television season’s worth of incident into an hour and 50 minutes yet somehow never feeling rushed.
An interview with writer/director Lulu Wang about The Farewell.
A preview of what to watch this Fall season.
Jack Huston on the best acting advice he ever got, co-starring with Jeremy Irons in An Actor Prepares and more.
A review of two disappointing competition titles from talented filmmakers.
Premieres, Midnights, Special Events and more have been announced for next month's Sundance Film Festival.
The competition titles for Sundance 2017 have been announced.
A comparison between the recent version of "Ben-Hur" and the classic 1959 version by William Wyler.
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
Amy Winehouse's "Frank"; "Mr. Robot" is the spiritual successor of "Fight Club"; "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" director Burr Steers; Uncertain future of film criticism; Joe Gibbons goes to prison.
A few choices for Blu-ray collecting fathers out there from the Editors.
The final seasons of "Boardwalk Empire" and "Sons of Anarchy" start next week.
The best recent releases on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "Blue Ruin," "Middle of Nowhere," "Only Lovers Left Alive," and "Love Streams."
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
Marie writes: I may have been born in Canada, but I grew-up watching Sesame Street and Big Bird, too. Together, they encouraged me to learn new things; and why now I can partly explain string theory.That being the case, I was extremely displeased to hear that were it up Romney, as President he wouldn't continue to support PBS. And because I'm not American and can't vote in their elections, I did the only thing I could: I immediately reached for Photoshop....
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The Grand Poobah writes: "be there or be square...."(click to enlarge)