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  • Wiener-Dog

    If you're looking for a straight sequel to Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Wiener-Dog is not it, although Greta Gerwig does resurrect the character that Heather Matarazzo made famous (and whom Solondz killed off in 2004's Palindromes). Wiener-Dog's More >>
  • Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

    Unlike the subjects of other found-audio documentaries such as Marlon Brando and Janis Joplin, musician Frank Zappa has always been an acquired taste, and Thorsten Schütte's otherwise terrific documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words may not More >>
  • Wedding Doll

    Nitzan Giladi's Wedding Doll is a low-key, occasionally heartbreaking drama. Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt) is a cheerful, mildly developmentally disabled 24-year-old who lives on the edge of the picturesque Ramon Crater in Israel with her protective mother, Sara (Assi Levy). The More >>
  • Arthouse Film Listings For June 30 - July 6

    AMC Metreon 16. Independence Day: Resurgence: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough? Daily. Now You See Me 2: The Four Horsemen resurface More >>
  • Arthouse Film Listings For June 23 - 29

    dreamlike, intensely poetic feature is one of the most auspicious debuts of a young Chinese director in recent memory. Set in mystical Guizhou province, the story follows country doctor Chen Sheng, a man with a chequered past. He defended a More >>
  • Three

    Johnnie To's Three is the director's latest collaboration with his muse Louis Koo, and their first thriller since 2013's Drug War. While that film sped around mainland China, Three keeps its focus on the hospital where cackling, Bertrand Russell-quoting criminal More >>
  • Therapy For A Vampire

    There have been many vampire comedies over the decades, and even in recent years, but David Rühm's Therapy for a Vampire may be the first screwball vampire comedy. Count Geza (Tobias Moretti) is a vampire in the 1930s (the screwball More >>
  • Les Cowboys

    Collaborating with Jacques Audiard, a director who has mastered the art of marrying narrative to a distinctive visual style, Thomas Bidegain's screenplays for A Prophet and Rust and Bone garnered awards in his native France. Les Cowboys is Bidegain's first More >>
  • Tickled

    A fetish for some and an internet-voyeur thing for others, Competitive Endurance Tickling is real. On the lookout for a new story, David Farrier, a pop-culture reporter in New Zealand, happened upon a website for it. What he saw online More >>
  • Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

    Jonathan Kesselman's Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero is an amusing and highly relevant political comedy. Jimmy (co-writer Maz Jobrani) is an inept Tehran traffic cop who immigrates to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming a Steve McQueen-esque hero. His dreams seem More >>

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