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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

2:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Review: About Time

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 abo...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 10.15.2013

NYFF Review: Gloria

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...

Hubert Vigilla

7:00 PM on 10.14.2013

NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

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 s...

Hubert Vigilla

3:00 PM on 09.19.2013

Trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color is quiet and lovely

Blue is the Warmest Color is a French romantic drama directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, and it's been making quite an impression on the indie and film festival crowds. The film follows a young girl named Adele, played by Ad&eg...

Liz Rugg



NRH's Weekly Analysis: Literally Lost in Translation photo
NRH's Weekly Analysis: Literally Lost in Translation
by Nathan Hardisty

Lost in Translation might be one of the oddest Western romance films ever made. It contains no sex scenes between the main two lovers, there's a giant age gap, there's minimal kissing and the relationship develops not through montages but through conversations. This isn't to slam the likes of 500 Days but Lost in Translation makes a special case for love and it makes a much more unique case when it comes to the role of linguistics and the barriers of language.

In this week's Weekly Analysis I'll be taking a look at emotion and truth, language and love and trying to find what is truly lost in translation. This is a film that has a lot more to say on the modern relationship and cultural barriers, but for now I'd rather isolate the analysis down to the language barriers and their emotional impact on the two main characters.

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4:00 PM on 08.16.2013

First trailer for How I Live Now, starring Soairse Ronan

How I Live Now is an upcoming adaptation of a book of the same name. The story's about Daisy (Soairse Ronan, who's so hot in the teen book world right now) who's sent to England to live with her relatives. She falls in love ...

Nick Valdez



NYAFF Review: Very Ordinary Couple photo
NYAFF Review: Very Ordinary Couple
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

When most non-Koreans think of Korean films, they think of deeply disturbed violence and bleak, depressing dramas (I know I used to). What they don't think of is comedy, certainly not romantic comedy. It's not as though there haven't been excellent Korean romantic comedies (there have); it's just that they don't seem to travel as well as films like The Chaser and Oldboy.

And that's a shame, because it means some really great films get overlooked by the ignorant moviegoer expecting the next blood-soaked revenge thriller. It means that Very Ordinary Couple will get overlooked.

Don't be that ignorant moviegoer.

[For the next few weeks, we will be covering the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival and the 2013 Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF 2013 coverage, click here. For Japan Cuts 2013 coverage, click here.]

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