New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
No one knows for sure what happened to the seven French monks who were kidnapped during the Algerian civil war and found dead in May 1996. But Xavier Beauvois, who directed and cowrote this moving spiritual drama (2010), doesn’t bother himself with that mystery; he’s more concerned with the faith and devotion of the victims, […]
For their directorial debut, I Love You Phillip Morris, the writers of Bad Santa turn the tale of a
brilliant con man into a series of gay gags.
Recommended entertainment paired with nearby restaurants.
An ambitious French gangster epic leaves Michael Mann’s Dillinger biopic in the shade.
Two of the year’s best films address extremes of parenting.
In Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, traditional and modern America intersect in the ugliest way.
In Rodrigo Garcia’s films the writer is the boss—for better or worse.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Nicole Holofcener ponders the pitfalls of generosity in Please Give
A poignant meditation on aging turns into a rote vigilante narrative in Harry Brown.
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Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown, Ghanaian and Nigerian food at Bolat African Cuisine, and more
In The Maid, a household’s shallow affection is the reward for a life unlived.