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The digital jukebox is a modern-bar mainstay, a strangely sterile presence in a sticky, moldy, and otherwise downtrodden place. It's a weird little robot, benevolently aglow even when it's without company, pushing its own buttons and eagerly awaiting...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The man-child is alive and immature in Norway, according to The Almost Man, a deadpan portrait of 35-year-old Henrik's (Henrik Rafaelsen) incessantly awkward reactions to forthcoming responsibility. With his girlfriend, Tone (Janne Heltberg Haarseth),...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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McAllen, Texas, sits in the Rio Grande Valley at a crossroads of fates. Desperate migrants fleeing murderous drug wars arrive on the threshold of salvation. Magnates with shady interests on the other side of the border sit in their mansion perches, their...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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"I've always been sensible and good," cries Isabelle Parry (Keilly McQuail), a Southern belle getting her first taste of the wicked big city. Now our ingenue just wants to drink old-fashioneds, free of her boorish but "honorable" fiancé (Thomas Christopher...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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New Yorkers are accustomed to publicly admitting our provincialism while privately upholding the belief that we live at the center of it all. The New Museum's current exhibition "Here and Elsewhere" does nothing if not deftly point out that, at least...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Beyond grinding their own beans, New York's new-wave coffee shops share certain hallmarks, like meticulous sourcing, highbrow baked goods, and a variety of specialized brewing devices, from Chemex to the Kalita Wave. At Box ......
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Louder Than Words features pretty people, pretty architecture, and pretty shots of nature, all of which seems a bit tone-deaf in a film built around a young girl's death from rabies. A purportedly inspirational tale based on a true story, it makes The...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Picture a high school civics teacher with a great love for Ken Burns and access to people like Prince Charles and the Dalai Lama — but no ability to ask them interesting questions — making his first documentary on a laptop's built-in software. That...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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For peek-between-the-fingers moments, it's hard to top a sex scene lubricated by the revolting promise of a flesh — eating virus. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero-the third installment and prequel of the series that began with Eli Roth's 2002 woodland gorefest...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Beware the movie that's Fun! with a capital F, the one populated with seemingly unpretentious characters who say adorable, clever things, the one that presents each off-kilter joke as if it were a porcelain curio, the one that boasts a comfort-food soundtrack...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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"You've got something deep inside you, and you've got to face that fear," an ex-track coach (Richard Jenkins) tells his pupil (Kelly Blatz) in 4 Minute Mile. "Otherwise you'll turn out to be me — and you don't want that. But if you do face that fear,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The spiffy, suave James M. Cainbased mega-noir that spawned a billion scheming-bitch thrillers, this expert night of the Hollywood soul is such a genre axiom it practically scans like a mid-'40s shopper's catalogue for noiristes: fedoras; venetian blinds;...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Johnny Darrell's animated Slugterra: Return of the Elementals is a 63-minute episode of the Disney XD series Slugterra, and little besides. It makes no attempt to distinguish itself as a feature film, going so far as to recycle the show's opening credits...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit — made in 1956 with the Famous Flames — is a question that contains its own answer. The lyrics to "Please, Please, Please" speak, pretty obviously, of sexual...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The words "student film" can strike terror in the bravest of hearts, but fear not The Strange Little Cat. Made by filmmaker Ramon Zürcher while he was still attending the German Film and Television Academy, this odd little wonder captures the delicate...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Committed to a preservation-minded, grassroots-activism agenda, the second annual MoRUS Film Festival (August 1 through 9, at various East Village venues, presented by the Museum of the Reclaimed Urban Space) focuses on "Women of the Lower East Side."...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Spoilers to the most recent episode ahead. Fifteen years after its last millennial craze, when the Y2K bug threatened to reboot the country back to its wood-and-whale-oil roots, America remains fascinated by visions of its impending collapse into ashes...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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While Klaus Kinski is not the star of Zapata-themed spaghetti western A Bullet for the General, screening as part of Anthology Film Archives' Kinski retrospective, his performance as religious zealot El Santo stands out in his prolific filmography. Unlike...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Perhaps fitting for a celebration of a musician whose polyrhythmic extravaganzas tended to run 20-plus minutes, Alex Gibney's doc Finding Fela takes a while to get started. The opening scenes focus on rehearsals for Broadway's Fela!, and in the early...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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If director/co-writer James Franco had retitled his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel Child of God to A Man's Love for a Corpse, he'd have a more honest film on his hands — not to mention a purposefully campy one. Even if he'd aimed a little...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Uncomfortable-silence auteur Joe Swanberg has made a career of testing how much falseness you can strip out and still have a movie. What if people on-screen talked like people off it, and they spent as much time looking at phones and laptops as you do,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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American photojournalist Lee (Catherine Keener) barely speaks during the first third of War Story, and when she does, it's to demand that she be left alone. She turns her room at a small Sicilian hotel into a bunker, ignoring pleas to return home and...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In Calvary, Brendan Gleeson plays a Catholic priest who plods through a rustic Irish village that's more brutal than beautiful. With his beard grown long and his hair draped over his ears, Gleeson, an imposing, barrel-chested actor, resembles an ancient...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The directors of Rich Hill, cousins Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, didn't pick the rural Missouri town at random. Their family hails from Rich Hill, where their grandparents (a teacher and grocer/mailman) were widely known. The remarkable...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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