Film
Matthew McConaughey in Intersteller

Can you make sense of Interstellar?

The new movie Interstellar was directed by Christopher Nolan, who has brought us a series of mind-twisting films like Inception. This one revolves around human space travel through wormholes and black holes, and…

Michael Keaton in Birdman

Michael Keaton soars above life’s mundane defeats in Birdman

For argument’s sake, let’s start from the basic premise that comic-book superhero movies are, in essence, dumb: the visual-entertainment equivalent of empty calories. They’re crowdpleasers that mint more money than the US government,…

Edward Snowden and his girlfriend Lindsey Mills in Russia in Citizenfour

Say hi to Big Brother in Citizenfour

Fans of political thrillers, documentaries and horror movies are generally viewed as different demographics. But a new film about to hit the screens – and to generate tons of paranoid buzz – is…

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins

Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader are heartbreakingly good in The Skeleton Twins

The topic of suicide has been the stuff of high drama onstage since at least the ancient Greeks, and of black comedy onscreen since at least the 1960s. But lately it seems to…

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Silent horror double feature in Rosendale

The Rosendale Theatre is bringing back Silent Film Sunday for a new season and new time on Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening the series – and keeping the audience in the Halloween mood…

Benedict Cumberbatch in Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch brilliant in The Imitation Game

When The Imitation Game comes around, run, don’t walk, to see it. Norwegian director Morten Tyldum’s English-language debut, with a fabulously witty and poignant script by up-and-coming screenwriter/novelist Graham Moore, stars a spot-on…

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UPAC in Kingston screens Nosferatu with live organ accompaniment on Friday

One of the great conceits of locally based filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s vampire reverie, Only Lovers Left Alive, was the cool ennui that the timeless must live with as they discern and hold onto…

Lacey Schwartz

WFF features Little White Lie by Woodstock-raised filmmaker

As the commercial mainstream movie market sinks ever further into escapism and fantasy, there are fewer venues for the contemplative soul who prefers a film that embraces reality. So when the 15th annual…

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Sassy, star-powered & socially responsible: 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival

Those Fiercely Independent folks are back, and if you move fast you can still get a piece of the onscreen action. Yes, this week marks the return of the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF)…

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Almost nothing is what it seems in David Fincher’s twisty Gone Girl

Because the Village Voice’s resident movie reviewer Jonas Mekas was off making a film of his own in June of 1960, when Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was released, a still-youngish journalist named Andrew Sarris…

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