Category Archives: Reviews: K-M

LITTLE BOXES (2016): Review by Jessica Perry

Written by Annie J. Howell and directed by Rob Meyer, Little Boxes follows an interracial family as they move from the diverse and bustling city of New York, to a small town in Washington State. The film highlights their struggles, … Continue reading

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MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

On the occasion of his Guggenheim retrospective, first-time director Maura Axelrod walks us through Maurizio Catellan’s tumultuous career in a documentary that is pitch-perfect in its embracing of his art’s irreverent tone. The result is a delightfully fun and educational … Continue reading

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KARL MARX CITY (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

In this new collaboration from award-winning filmmakers Petra Epperlein and her husband Michael Tucker, Petra returns to her hometown in the former East Germany in search of her father's Stasi files. Riveted documentary artfully explores the intersection between personal history with public memory. … Continue reading

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THE LEVELLING (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling is a dark English drama about an accomplished girl dealing with her brother’s suicide. “Clover” (Ellie Kendrick) returns home to find that her brother’s death isn’t the only tragedy affecting her family — there are … Continue reading

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KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS (2017): Review by Georgi

Written and directed by Gabrielle Burton, Kings, Queens and In-Betweens is an inside look at the drag performance scene in Columbus, Ohio. Burton’s documentary attempts to shed light on gender as a social construct, and the difference between a drag … Continue reading

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THE LAST LAUGH (2016): Review by Brigid

Ferne Pearlstein’s spectacular documentary puts a spotlight on the humor in times of tragedy, specifically the Holocaust. Is it okay to laugh? Is it okay to find the light in the darkness, all these years later? The Last Laugh uses … Continue reading

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MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (2016): Snippet by Jan

Perfectly told tale of a French boy who is sent to a group home after his mother dies. Screenplay by award-winning filmmaker Céline Sciamma, best-known for her 2014 film Bande de filles (called Girlhood in English although Girl Gang would be a better … Continue reading

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KIKI (2016): Review by Lindsy

To everyone and anyone who has ever felt like an unsafe outsider, know that you are not alone. Know that underneath the hustle and raucous of New York City is the throbbing heartbeat of the Kiki scene singing “you’re safe, … Continue reading

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LOVESONG (2016): Review by Giorgi

Lovesong’s many excellent performances are both sensitive and satirical at once, and the cinematography, while less flashy than most, is unassuming and soft in its storytelling. Filmmaker So Yong Kim’s latest is a bittersweet, character-driven film about a young mother … Continue reading

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KEDI

Kedi takes the Internet's fascination with cat gifs and videos to an extreme level, following the stray cats that inhabit the streets of Istanbul and become quiet allies to its residents. (GEP: 3.5/5) Review by Social Media Manager Georgiana E. … Continue reading

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