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Deliberate Complexity at the Heart of ‘Phantom Thread’

Deliberate Complexity at the Heart of ‘Phantom Thread’

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Phantom Thread" is executed well and with care, making for a cinematic experience that never stops giving.

NYU Alums Create Grant to Support Indie Film

NYU Alums Create Grant to Support Indie Film

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

A trio of NYU alums are working to keep indie film afloat by launching a grant for independent filmmakers.

‘Dao Khanong’ Meditates on a Massacre

‘Dao Khanong’ Meditates on a Massacre

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Anocha Suwichakornpong alternates between reenactment and interviews in her documentary "By the Time It Gets Dark" to play with the frailty of memory, which becomes disturbingly relevant in its account of the 1976 massacre of protesters at Thailand's Thammasat University.

How to Adjust Your Expectations

How to Adjust Your Expectations

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

For the history of photography, and eventually film and what would become documentary, audiences have taken the images they see as truth — despite the larger truth that manipulating narratives is all too easy for those behind the camera.

Drinks and Drugs in Warsaw Make for ‘Sleepless Nights’

Drinks and Drugs in Warsaw Make for ‘Sleepless Nights’

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

In a zany but irresistible new nonfiction film, the nightlife of Warsaw's adolescents is brought to life with an all-too-familiar story of heartbreak and growing up.

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

A Biopic That Tries to Save Its Subject’s Life

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

What happens when a story that nobody else wanted to listen to is revealed — and the story's narrator is determined that he's reached the end?

Anthology to Showcase Master of Gore Lucio Fulci

Anthology to Showcase Master of Gore Lucio Fulci

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Just in time for Halloween, the Film Anthology Archives are hosting a retrospective on Lucio Fulci's — aka the master of Gore — films.

“From This Day Forward” Remains Faithful in Personal Struggles

“From This Day Forward” Remains Faithful in Personal Struggles

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Sharon Shattuck's newest autobiographical documentary gives a lens to the group affected most by transgender transitions besides the people who are transitioning - their families.