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12:00 PM on 12.15.2014

First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 11.22.2014

Trailer for The Age of Adaline staring a forever-young Blake Lively

In The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively stars as a woman who goes through some kind of magical accident when she is 29, and from then on she cannot age. Adaline must continue to navigate her way through the ever-changing world, ...

Liz Rugg

5:30 PM on 11.22.2014

Trailer: Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam is the latest Rom-Com from Drafthouse Films, telling the story of Sam, a veteran trying to readjust to civilian life, and Amira, an Iraqi woman trying to make it on her own in America. When Amira is threatene...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for romcom Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer

You're never too old for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That's seriously all this movie is. The same old MPDG song and dance; a grumpy man finds pseudo-salvation in the romance of a quirky, happy-go-lucky possibly mentally unstab...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 06.30.2014

Trailer for Life After Beth features the full DeHaan and zombie Aubrey Plaza

Life After Beth stars Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza as a couple whose love is tragically cut short when Beth (Plaza) dies in an accident. But the kicker is she didn't stay dead for long and is now a zombie that wants to eat p...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Watch: two new featurettes for Obvious Child are obviously adorable

Look guys, I'm not a huge rom-com kind of girl. They're usually too saccharine and unreal for me. Obvious Child, however, looks more my speed. Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child stars the adorable and...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 06.09.2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

I did not enjoy John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The narration was precocious and cloying, the dialogue simply ridiculous, and any attempts at pathos were laughable; a novel collectively written by the people b...

Mike Cosimano

11:00 AM on 05.22.2014

Review: Frequencies

I'll be honest here. When Frequencies was first pitched to me, I didn't know if it could work. It's being billed as a romance with a slight tinge of science fiction, and to be completely honest, those films usually don't turn...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 04.16.2014

First trailer for 'If I Stay', starring ChloŽ Moretz

Author Gayle Forman's 2009 novel If I Stay is getting a film adaptation and everyone's favorite Chloë Moretz is taking on the starring role. Moretz plays Mia Hall, a teenage cello player who must decide between moving a...

Isabelle Magliari

2:00 PM on 04.10.2014

First trailer for Sci-Fi drama I Origins looks interesting

I Origins is a new Sci-Fi movie from Another Earth director Mike Cahill. It follows the story of Ian Gray, (Michael Pitt) a scientist who meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) with st...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood's distribution rights acquired, new poster debuts

Errol Flynn is an interesting character, almost the archetypical devil-may-care 1940's Hollywood playboy, whose life fell to tatters once his shinning celebrity star began to wane. The Last of Robin Hood is a biopic about Fly...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Trailer for 'Begin Again' Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo

John Carney, the critically acclaimed director of the music-movie Once, is at it again with his new song-filled film, Begin Again. Starring Keira Knightely and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again tells the story of Dan (Ruff...

Isabelle Magliari

7:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Trailer for romantic comedy Words and Pictures pits painting against language

Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen as Jack Marcus -- a disillusioned English teacher at a small private school who is just as frustrated by his classes' increasing apathy as he is with his own withering writing career. Juli...

Liz Rugg

9:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Trailer: Refuge

In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and he...

Liz Rugg

4:46 PM on 03.12.2014

Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Hugh Sullivan and Hannah Marshall (The Infinite Man)

Coming out of the still ongoing SXSW film festival The Infinite Man was easily the biggest surprise. I expected very little and got a whole lot, including what's probably the best comedy of the festival. I was intrigued ...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Only Lovers Left Alive trailer: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as vampires

Only Lovers Left Alive features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as cultured vampire lovers, whose romance has lasted for centuries. They have evolved and become more civilized than the need to kill for blood, but retain a v...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 03.07.2014

SXSW Review: The Infinite Man

Usually the first movie you watch for a festival is a bit of a let down. You're super excited for the festival to kick off and you've hyped yourself up so much that almost nothing is going to stand up to your expectations of ...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 01.07.2014

Isabelle's Top 5 Movie Romances of 2013

Romantic comedies are all well and good, but who doesn't love a movie that tears their heart out through their chest? Heartache is an integral part of romance, and 2013 provided movie-goers with a plethora of strang...

Isabelle Magliari

1:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Flix for Short: Somewhere

Somewhere is a short animated film by artist Nicolas Ménard. It follows the journey of a star-crossed, stranded astronaut and his love back on his home planet. The 2D animation style feels appropriately lush, and I ab...

Liz Rugg



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Review: About Time
by Matthew Razak

You probably haven't heard too much about About Time, and if you have you may have passed it off as another romantic comedy and simply forgotten about it. Hell, we've done a grand total of one post on the film and I'm not about to admit I didn't think of it again after writing it. It looked forgettable.

Having now seen the film I can tell you it is anything but that. It's not what your expecting and it's all the better for it. About Time is the answer to a cynical Hollywood. A relentlessly hopeful film about love, family and, oddly, time travel from the great Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Knotting Hill). In a holiday season shoved full of disingenuous award grabs About Time is the perfect sort of film to remind you to have fun at the theater. 

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NYFF Review: Gloria
by Hubert Vigilla

Of all the things to latch onto first in Sebastián Lelio's Gloria, it was the dancing. Not because it was great, mind you, but because its quality changes over the course of the film. The movie opens in a single's club for older people. It's ageist, but lots of middle-aged people look funny when they dance. There's a lost grace about them. The camera glides over the rickety jamboree to our heroine, played by Paulina García. She's on the prowl for a fling.

Later, after Gloria has found someone, we're back in the club and dancing again. There's something livelier about the way the older actors and extras move. I don't know if it was intentional, but it's as if young passions have relaxed the rheumatic joints, and everyone dances with surprising elan.

For me, Gloria was all about that shift in perception: the ability to find grace in age and for Lelio and García to bestow this grace on its characters.

[For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the 2013 New York Film Festival, now in its 51st year. Flixist will provide you with reviews, video, news, and features on some of the best films on the festival circuit. To check out all of our coverage of NYFF51, click here.]

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NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive photo
NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive
by Hubert Vigilla

On its surface, a vampire film is the last thing I'd expect out of Jim Jarmusch. Then again, the same can be said about a hitman movie (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Limits of Control) and a western (Dead Man). And sure enough, there's still something very Jarmusch about Only Lovers Left Alive. Our two main characters, the vampires Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), feel like immortal versions of Jarmusch creations -- clever, literary, worldly, and also world-weary. Very world weary.

They're also too cool like many Jarmusch characters. They've cultivated their taste beyond criticism and their wardrobes beyond a fixed era; their hair looks part feral and part post-punk scenester. They've got the shades, the gloves, the air of been-there-done-that -- twice.

At one point, a supporting character calls Adam and Eve total snobs.

Yeah, maybe they are, but you would be too if you've watched the steady decline of the world like they have.

[For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the 2013 New York Film Festival, now in its 51st year. Flixist will provide you with reviews, video, news, and features on some of the best films on the festival circuit. To check out all of our coverage of NYFF51, click here.]

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