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  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...
  • 'Madding Crowd's' Matthias Schoenaerts talks love, loyalty and sheep

    'Madding Crowd's' Matthias Schoenaerts talks love, loyalty and sheep
    Of the three men vying for Carey Mulligan's affections in "Far From the Madding Crowd," Matthias Schoenaerts plays the one you actually hope will win, a broad-shouldered shepherd named Gabriel Oak. An adaptation of an 1874 Thomas Hardy novel about a young...
  • 'Cas & Dylan' is terminal despite great practitioners of acting

     'Cas & Dylan' is terminal despite great practitioners of acting
    There's a full tank of clichés for the mismatched-strangers road movie "Cas & Dylan," the feature directing debut of Jason Priestley, and the sputtering is cacophonous even with two gifted actors leading the way. Richard Dreyfuss plays Cas, a lonely...
  • 'Chic!' takes on Paris' fashion world with heart, humor and style

    Like a haute couture garment, "Chic!" is a finely crafted piece of work, a comedic romantic drama set within a frothy and sublimely funny caricature of the Parisian fashion world. Written and directed by Jérôme Cornuau, the film stars the lovely,...
  • Albert Maysles' 'Iris' eclipses his restored 'Grey Gardens'

    "I don't go out to catch people," the great documentarian Albert Maysles once told a class at UCLA. "I go out to find them." Maysles, who died in March at age 88, found an enormous variety of individuals during his half-century as a filmmaker, from...
  • 'Eastern Boys' an unruly yet pointed hustle

    'Eastern Boys' an unruly yet pointed hustle
    Bold and unsettling, "Eastern Boys" is a long, strange trip of a film that touches on myriad social, economic and sexual themes. Writer-director-editor Robin Campillo has crafted an unruly yet pointed drama that should intrigue patient viewers. The...
  • In penetrating 'Far From Men,' Camus meets the western

    In penetrating 'Far From Men,' Camus meets the western
    The prospect of Viggo Mortensen speaking fluent French (and some Arabic) in a foreign-language film based on a short story by Albert Camus reset as a classic western might not sound like a can't-miss proposition. But "Far From Men," which takes place...
  • How 'Montage of Heck' takes viewers inside Kurt Cobain's troubled mind

    How 'Montage of Heck' takes viewers inside Kurt Cobain's troubled mind
    Brett Morgen was in a taxi last month in London when he received news he had to share. "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," Morgen's powerful documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, had just opened in the U.K., and the director was scrolling through...
  • 'Maya the Bee Movie': Little buzz for kids or grown-ups

    'Maya the Bee Movie': Little buzz for kids or grown-ups
    "Maya the Bee Movie," an Australian-German animated children's film directed by Alexs Stadermann, is talky, relentlessly affirming and as predictable as a paint-by-number. In Waldemar Bonsels' 1922 children's book "The Adventures of Maya the Bee," the...
  • Fandor's Fix gives female directors a vital platform

    Fandor's Fix gives female directors a vital platform
    Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lynne Sachs and Nina Menkes are American independent, experimental filmmakers who have been making movies for three decades. Their films have been showcased at international festivals, and they've won numerous awards. Which makes...
  • Three women in 'Hot Pursuit' of laughs -- and audience and respect

    Three women in 'Hot Pursuit' of laughs -- and audience and respect
    Behind Reese Witherspoon's back, Sofia Vergara was lowering her eyelids in a mock, come hither stare. "You can really tell what Sofia is passionate about," Witherspoon said, earnestly attempting to make a point about Vergara's strong personal brand....