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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Miles to Go

Quincy Rose bookends his first feature with scenes of himself jogging through dark L.A. streets, Miles to Go before he sleeps. Exhausting nocturnal runs are part of a routine that stymied writer Miles (Rose) adopted after breaking up with his ideal girlfriend, Julia (Jen McPherson).

Quay Brothers Retrospective

The shiny, commercial face of animation – those big-budget, family-oriented, computer-generated spectacles – represents only a small part of the picture. Much of animation’s creative spark comes from the underground, where art is made for art’s sake and the brothers Quay are heroes. Twins Stephen

October Gale

Ruba Nadda followed up her breakthrough film Cairo Time with thrillers for its two leads: Inescapable for Alexander Siddig, and now October Gale for Patricia Clarkson. Both rely on character-driven drama more than traditional action, exploring the intricacies of family relationships and the repercussions of

The Magic of Belle Isle

There’s a comforting inevitability to The Magic of Belle Isle, as an alcoholic author spends a soothing, rejuvenating summer in a sleepy lakeside village. (It was filmed at Greenwood Lake in New York, not Detroit’s historic island park.) The wheelchair-bound Monte Wildhorn (Morgan Freeman) wrote