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Focusing on Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the Parisian author responsible for her husband’s literary success, Wash Westmoreland‘s “Colette” features a towering performance from Keira Knightley, who plays the legendary writer with such wa…

Filmmaker Panos Cosmatos‘ “Mandy” is batshit crazy — and that is meant as the high compliment possible. This 120-minute hallucination into dreamy hell is visually stunning, and unlike anything, you’ve ever seen before. Yes, ther…

There’s no need to be afraid, the latest Indie Beat is ready to be played. Today we have on Blair McClendon, filmmaker, and editor. McClendon began his film studies at the New York University graduate program and it was there that he met some of …

There’s already something liminal about the early-morning weekend press screenings at film festivals, so when I stumbled into a Tribeca showing of Jeremiah Zagar’s “We the Animals” back in April, I was a prime candidate for the film’s surreal and immer…

If the Toronto International Film Festival has a public face it currently belongs to Cameron Bailey.  The artistic director of the festival since 2012, Bailey was recently promoted to co-head of the institution with the news that Piers Handling was ste…

In a summer of weekly blockbusters, it’s easy for some of the best, and culturally significant, films to get lost in the shuffle. Let’s try to not make that be the case with “Crazy Rich Asians,” which is the first Hollywood stud…

When Jon M. Chu jumped on the phone to discuss his new movie “Crazy Rich Asians” last week the director was admittedly breathing a bit easier than he was a few weeks before.  The highly-anticipated adaptation of Kevin Kwan‘s bestselle…

Josephine Decker’s “Madeline’s Madeline” is one of the most exciting movies of the year, immersing the audience in a exhilarating cauldron of daring theatrical roleplaying, teenage rebellion, and swirling, innovative film grammar. It’…

The debut season of “Outcast” was never a ratings juggernaut. However, over time, the series developed a large enough cult following that was large enough to inspire a season 2, albeit, one which premiered overseas before making its return …