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October 14, 2017

Let’s think about the title to Vivian Qu’s sophomore effort Angels Wear White because the meaning goes far beyond the words themselves. On the surface it’s simply describing religious iconography and the idea that angels wear flowing white linens with halos on heads and harps in hands. But we’ve taken this …

In a historic move, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the organization. This comes after allegations of rape and sexual predatory practices over the past three decades…

“We wanted turbulence,” remembers critic Luc Sante in Sara Driver’s vivid and beautifully meditative memory piece on the downtown New York art and music scene of the late 1970s and early ‘80s, “Boom for Real.” As the ever-growing sub-genre of movies an…

In the footsteps of other raunchy coming-of-age comedies like Superbad and American Pie where teens just want to have a lot of sex comes Blockers, a movie about three parents who will stop at nothing to sabotage their daughters’ sex lives. Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz as the traditionally-minded parents who discover …

Feeling like a poor stage-to-screen adaptation in the lineage of Rent or The Producers — just without catchy songs to redeem it — Wonder Wheel is an undercooked offering from Woody Allen. Justin Timberlake plays Mickey Rubin, a fit lifeguard in a one-piece bathing suit. As is painfully clear in the opening scenes, if …

Innocent until proven guilty may still apply in a court of law, as it should, but given the overwhelming amount of sexual assault charges and evidence piling up against beleaguered studio chief Harvey Weinstein, perhaps sticking up for the guy isn’t th…

Paul Thomas Anderson has a new film on the horizon, one that’s remained shrouded in secrecy. Even though the film is set to be released in about two months, it didn’t have an official title. Until now. Anderson’s new film, which will reunite him with Daniel Day-Lewis, is now officially called …

This Brazilian horror drama film falls under the category of WTF?!, but it’s so so so good. Good Manners, or As Boas Maneiras in Portuguese, is a film from Brazil set in São Paulo that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. If I am to sum it up in one sentence it would be: a Brazilian, lesbian, musical, werewolf drama. It’s kind of a horror film, but not really, much more of a drama with some horrific elements. Good Manners is the most clever, refreshing reinvention of the werewolf film in years. It will make you freak out and laugh and cover your eyes and throw your hands up aghast in bewilderment. The less you know about it going in, the more enjoyable the experience will be when you finally watch it unfold. So be careful with what you read. Good Manners, made by co-writers & co-directors Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas, at times feels like a fairytale, but it’s …