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TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top & Bottom 10 for 2013

It all comes down to relationships. And 2013 yielded its fine share of memorable on-screen relationships: A man and his computer. A slave and his masters. A young girl and her repressive country. A child and her caretakers. A young...

Quentin Tarantino's Top Ten Films Of The Year: From GRAVITY To THE LONE RANGER

Quentin Tarantino sure loves making top lists. Aside of his contributions to the Sight & Sound polls, there's Tarantino's favorite films since Reservoir Dogs, spaghetti westerns, grindhouse films and even death scenes and killer movie moments. While his genre knowledge...

Review: FRANCES HA, Adrift In The Big City, Colorful Self-Deception Intact

Noah Baumbach has been a polarizing filmmaker since he burst onto the scene with his first high-profile feature, 2005's The Squid and the Whale. Aside from launching Jesse Eisenberg's career, that effort also familiarized the film world with Baumbach's quirky...

5 Most Intriguing Indies In May: NO ONE LIVES, SIGHTSEERS, KINGS OF SUMMER, And More

Hollywood's summer blockbuster season "officially" begins this week -- and I'm already feeling burned out. As a curative aid, I've picked a handful of the most intriguing indies that will be receiving theatrical releases in the U.S. this month, films...

Greta Gerwig Dances Her Sorrows Away In The Trailer For Noah Baumbach's FRANCES HA

When it played at TIFF last fall, our own Ryland Aldrich had this to say about Noah Baumbach's latest film Frances Ha, starring his newest muse and once Mumblecore stalwart Greta Gerwig:  ...this is a very strong character comedy from...

TIFF 2012 Review: FRANCES HA Finds Baumbach At His Best

Noah Baumbach has been a polarizing filmmaker since he burst onto the scene with his first high-profile feature, 2005's The Squid and the Whale. Aside from launching Jesse Eisenberg's career, that effort also familiarized the film world with Baumbach's...