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Review: Varda by Agnes

Varda by Agnès, the final film by Agnès Varda, starts as a filmed masterclass. Varda sits before a rapt crowd and begins speaking of her work, her worldview, her creative approach, and her life. For an artist, life and work ar...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Midway through Céline Sciamma’s masterful Portrait of a Lady on Fire, we get the film’s thematic archstone. So much of this painterly, poetic queer romance is about looking at someone we desire and the feeling of being se...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: The Elephant and the Butterfly

A fun fact about myself that I both love and hate is that I am French. I love the culture, I love the food, and I love the sights and sounds of Paris and the Parisian countryside. On the other hand, I am French, so I kind of hate myself. So...

 
 
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Review: Raw

While playing at film festivals last year, the hype over Raw was insane. Writer/director Julia Ducournau's coming-of-age horror/cannibal drama purportedly caused audience members to faint, to vomit, to leave screenings in distress. These ar...

 
 
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Review: My Life as a Zucchini

There's this pervasive idea that children are resilient, that they're able to cope well even in dire circumstances. In stories about forlorn kids, a combination of optimistic pluck and boundless imagination helps them through their troubled...

 
 
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Review: The Lobster

I still haven't gotten around to seeing Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth, though I intend to. The blackly surreal 2009 film was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar and drew favorable comparisons to the work of Luis Bunuel and Michael Han...

 
 
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Review: Reality

I imagine that the script for Reality is caustic. That it antagonizes the reader and makes for something that is even less comprehensible on paper than it is on screen. Rather than following the regular format, it's probably just a wor...

 
 
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Review: Two Days, One Night

Sometimes you watch a movie and you immediately know how you're going to feel about it. There's something about the atmosphere that it creates that just strikes you. You know exactly what the film is trying to do, and you know how you'll re...

 
 
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Review: What's in a Name?

It's a stereotype that the French are more cultured than Americans, but obviously that's a hard claim to either prove or disprove. There are any number of examples that could be used to show it either way, but here's evidence that, as far a...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Le Week-End

It’s impossible to not compare Le Week-End to the films in Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy. With the setting of Before Sunset and the struggles of Before Midnight, but with a more aged cast, it almost feels like what we may b...

 
 
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Review: Dark Touch

There were so many varying opinions at the screening of Dark Touch I went to. Flixist's pal Steve over at Unseen Films is going to compile some of the reviews from critics who talked to him about Dark Touch because they were so all ove...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Long Live The Kings

Long Live The Kings is a short, lyrical documentary about motorcycles and the open road. Shot entirely on film in the French Pyrénnées, Long Live The Kings follows a small crew of bikers and has poetic narration about the rom...

 
 
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First images from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Prodigious Spivet

I really loved Jean-Pierre Jeunet's and Marc Caro's films in high school and college, wearing down my VHS copies of Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children, and watching Amelie pretty regularly on fancy, new-fangled DVD. I still hope for...

 
 
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Film Comment Selects Review: Dormant Beauty

[For the next week we'll be looking at some of the movies playing at the Film Comment Selects series, featuring films hand selected by the editors of Film Comment magazine. For tickets and more information on the series, go here or visit Fi...

 
 
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Review: Like Someone in Love

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 New York Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Like Someone in Love.] Something about Like Someone in Love had me hooked until the end....

 
 
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Trailer: The Gang of the Jotas

Artist Marjane Satrapi has two excellent films under her belt: Persepolis and Chicken with Plums, both of which were co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud. With The Gang of Jotas (La Bande de Jotas), Satrapi's flying solo as a writer and...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Kinshasa Kids

[For the next month, we will be covering the 50th New York Film Festival. Keep coming back to Flixist for news, features, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films on the festival circuit in 2012. Check out all of our coverage here....

 
 
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Review: Chicken with Plums

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 Tribeca Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the wider theatrical release of the film.] Chicken with Plums reteams Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, the du...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Golden Slumbers

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head...

 
 
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First Look at Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

While Michel Gondry's past few movies have been rather odd forays into the mainstream (The Green Hornet anyone?) it looks like Gondry's going to be returning to the unique style of his older movies, (The Science of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine o...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: The Virgin, the Copts and Me

[From April 19th to the 29th, Flixist will bring you live coverage of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Keep an eye out for news, features, interviews, videos, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films to hit the fest...

 
 
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French Star Wars burgers look worse than most French food

Really France, really?French fast food restaurant Quick (an apt name, non?) has recently debuted a new line of cheeseburgers based off of the Star Wars franchise - more specifically the recent theatrical release of Star Wars Episode I: The ...

 
 
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Not sure if I want the American B13

Failing to make a box office ripple stateside, the Luc Besson produced flicks District B13 and D13-U are to be forgiven for their absurd letter and numbering systems. They're of a precious few spectacles putting emphasis on action rather th...

 
 
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Trailer: Sleepless Night

Hot out of TIFF, freshly reviewed from Fantastic Fest and already getting an English remake Sleepless Night is becoming quite the darling of the festival circle. However, most of us haven't even gotten a look at the film in action. Remedy ...

 
 




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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 

The Times of Bill Cunningham"If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do, kid"

 

Enter the Fat Dragon"A.K.A. Yakuza: The Movie"

 

Come to Daddy"Daddy issues"

 

Cupid"I like you, but I don't 'like' like you"

 

Gretel & Hansel"Stop me if you've heard this one before..."

 

The Rhythm Section"The beat does not go on"

 

Sundance Downhill"Imagine Marriage Story in the Mountains but even less funny"

 

Sundance Wendy"Beasts of the Southern Neverland "

 

The Turning"Turn your eyes away"

 

The Gentlemen"Laws of the Jungle"

 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"