Film preview: 'The Favourite'

Film preview: 'The Favourite'

As an examination of the corruptive nature of power (or simply one’s close proximity to it), the film doesn’t exactly say anything new. But it’s fascinating and massively entertaining to watch these fiercely intelligent women, embodied by three wonderful actresses, play off one another.

Film preview: 'Maria by Callas'

Shining a spotlight on the late Maria Callas, the new documentary "Maria by Callas" tells the renowned opera star's story almost entirely through her own words, curating archival newsreel footage, interviews, unpublished personal letters to friends, diaries, and memoirs into an intimate account of the diva's life and career.

Film preview: 'At Eternity's Gate'

At its best, Schnabel's film immerses us in van Gogh's occasionally scattered perspective. It succeeds at doing what some biopics don't accomplish: giving us a glimpse into the process of a true artist at work.

Film preview: 'Green Book'

The long road ahead
Aiming to be crowd-pleaser, the film's familiar odd-couple, “we can solve racism if we just learn to understand each other” narrative traffics in safe, comforting answers to the serious issues it seeks to tackle.

Film preview: 'Widows'

The new avengers
Tense, thrilling, and smartly directed, "Widows" is a heist movie that proves popcorn entertainment doesn't have to sacrifice a bit of intelligence or artistry.

Preview: High Falls Women's Film Festival

The High Falls Film Festival returns for another year of filmic expression and empowerment. Now designated the High Falls Women’s Film Festival, the event continues its commitment to highlighting the contributions of women both in front of and behind the camera.

Film preview: 'The Old Man & the Gun'

As a breezy crime caper, "The Old Man & the Gun" makes for satisfying entertainment, but as a tribute to Redford's legacy and his remarkable career, it becomes immensely moving.

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