Lilting

‘Lilting’ explores culture, sexuality, death

The subject of death is a complex one, and it is often glazed over in films as a temporary tangent to a larger narrative. On the contrary, in director Hong Khaou’s “Lilting,” the flux of nostalgia, reminiscence and crumbling recollections of the death of a lost one serve as the Read More…

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Hendrix biopic plays out like delirious fever dream

For a musical icon as consistently deified in the classic-rock canon as Jimi Hendrix, it would be far too reductive to shoehorn him into the overripe “instant rock star” tropes that have riddled the vast majority of pop-culture films. Much like the Hendrix depicted by Andre Benjamin — Outkast’s Andre Read More…

tracks

Experience Robyn Davidson’s outback adventure in ‘Tracks’

In 1977, Robyn Davidson journeyed 1,700 miles across the terrifying Australian outback to the Indian Ocean with four camels and a dog. John Curran’s film “Tracks” recounts the real-life story of courage, insecurity and dehydration with the wonderful Mia Wasikowska as the frontliner on a serenely breathtaking adventure. “Tracks” explores Read More…

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‘Alexander’ struggles with targeted audience

Recently, the movie industry has adopted the tactic of translating classic children’s stories into films. “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Ramona and Beezus” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” are all based on children’s books that, though they are decades old, have come to grace the silver screen within the Read More…

gracepoint

New Fox crime series weaves a tangled web

There’s something captivating and endearing about “Gracepoint,” Fox’s new, 10-part remake of the British series “Broadchurch” that premiered Thursday. Like any compelling whodunit that tries a bit too hard, “Gracepoint” intertwines murder mystery with family drama and delights in teasing the viewer with suspense. Danny Solano, a 12-year-old, is found Read More…