Film review: "Manchester by the Sea"

Film review: "Manchester by the Sea"

"Manchester by the Sea" is a heartbreaking exploration of grief and loss among characters who've lost the tools to process them


Film review: 'The Eagle Huntress'

At its heart a simple story of a girl and her eagle, the charming documentary "The Eagle Huntress" follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl, as she seeks to become the first female eagle hunter in her Kazakh family. She faces an uphill battle, as director Otto Bell shows in brief interviews with the elders of her people expressing their disapproval, maintaining that girls are too "fragile" to take part in the long tradition of eagle hunting (although it appears the film is somewhat downplaying what's actually a long legacy of woman eagle hunters).

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Film review: "The Handmaiden"

A seductive, sensual delight, "The Handmaiden" is just the right mix of cerebral and smutty

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Film review: "Loving"

A film of quiet humanity, "Loving" dramatizes the true story of the couple whose relationship paved the way toward the Supreme Court decision striking down the laws against interracial marriage

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Film review: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Author J.K. Rowling expands her wizarding cinematic universe with a prequel spinoff

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Film review: "Gimme Danger"

Director Jim Jarmusch delivers a big, sloppy love letter to legendary punk band The Stooges with "Gimme Danger," a rollicking new documentary celebrating what the filmmaker dubs "the greatest rock & roll band ever." Headlined by James Osterberg -- better known as Iggy Pop -- and rounded out by brothers Ron and Scott Asheton on guitar and drums respectively, with Dave Alexander on bass, The Stooges raged from the late 60's into the early 1970's, tapping into the anarchic spirit of the era which Jarmusch argues the band helped usher in.

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Film review: "Moonlight"

Open-hearted and immensely moving, the luminous "Moonlight" allows its audience to become part of a young, gay black man's journey to find himself

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Film review: "Certain Women"

The films of Kelly Reichardt tend to sneak up on you. Since her 1994 debut, "River of Grass," the American director's films have been distinct in their quiet, sparsely plotted nature.

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Preview: High Falls Film Festival 2016

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of its founding, the Rochester High Falls Film Festival returns this week and continues its mission of spotlighting the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, both in front of and behind the camera. Beginning on Thursday, November 10, the festival will screen 15 narrative and documentary features as well as five programs of shorts (including one dedicated to shorts shot on film, and another highlighting work by female students from RIT's School of Film and Animation).

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