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  • The week in movies: ‘Transcendence,’ ‘ Fading Gigolo’

    April 18, 2014


    There are so many potentially interesting elements swirling around Wally Pfister’s “Transcendence” – something old, new, borrowed and blue – that the disappointment when they don’t add up to a significant movie is acute. Written by first-timer Jack Paglen and directed by Pfister (Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer), “Transcendence” trolls in the waters of both Philip K. Dick [...] More »

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  • Anthony Chen cracks Singapore’s arthouse market

    April 4, 2014


    Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo,” which goes into limited theatrical release today (4/4/14), has been riding the international film festival circuit for the better part of the past year, reaping armloads of awards as it goes. Not bad for an arthouse movie from a country that has no real arthouse-film industry. The cinematic landscape in Chen’s native Singapore, he [...] More »


  • The cream rises

    April 15, 2014


    The cream rises. Not always and not as quickly as we might sometimes like – but eventually, good work is found and disseminated, if not always celebrated. This thought came to me as I tried to sort through the numerous films on display at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. So many movies, so much money – why aren’t [...] More »