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Frank J. Avella’s
Film Column

CINEPHILES REJOICE!
49TH ANNUAL
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2011
September 30th - October 16th

There is no better way to celebrate fall than attending the New York Film Festival...(more)

 

Film Reviews

  John Sayles's Amigo
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jake Kasdan's Bad Teacher
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Shawn Ku's Beautiful Boy
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Mike Mills's Beginners
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Kaspar Heidelbach's Berlin 36
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York
Reviewed by Arlene McKanic
  Ben Sombogaart's
Bride Flight
(Bruidsvlucht)

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Paul Feig's Bridesmaids
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David Dobkin's The Change-Up
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Steven Soderbergh's Contagion
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens
Reviewd by Harvey Karten
  Glenn Ficarra, John Requa's Crazy, Stupid, Love
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Charles Martin Smith's Dolphin Tale
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Troy Nixey's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Steven Quale's Final Destination 5
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck's A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Todd Phillips's The Hangover Part II
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Tate Taylor's The Help
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Vera Farmiga's Higher Ground
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jill Andresevic's Love, Etc.
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Alain Corneau's Love Crime (Crime d’amour)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Alex Gibney & Alison Ellwood’s Magic Trip
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Bennett Miller's Moneyball
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  René Féret's
Mozart's Sister (Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Andrew Rossi's
Page One: Inside The New York Times

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Nick Tomnay's The Perfect Host
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Rob Marshall's
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Marek Najbrt's Protektor
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Gus Van Sant's Restless
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Richard Ayoade's Submarine
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Errol Morris's Tabloid
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg's
Tanner Hall
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Azazel Jacobs's Terri
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Julie Bertucelli's The Tree
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Viva Riva
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Andrew Haigh's Weekend
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Larysa Kondracki's The Whistleblower
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Frank Coraci's Zookeeper
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

DVD/BLU-RAY Reviews

  Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marc Webb’s (500) Days of Summer
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  David Michôd's Animal Kingdom
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Big Love: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Big Love: The Complete Fourth Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s
Bill Maher: …But I’m Not Wrong

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Bored to Death: The Complete First Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 


Robert Altman’s Brewster McCloud
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

 

  Pedro Almodóvar's
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Steven Antin’s Burlesque
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Laurent Cantet’s The Class
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Dallas: The Complete Fourteenth Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Damages - Season Two
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Dark Blue: Season One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Filiberti’s
David’s Birthday (Il Compleanno)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ryan Murphy’s Eat Pray Love
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Rowan Woods' Fragments
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO Mini-Series Generation Kill
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Grey Gardens
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Films by Gordon Ball
Reviewed by Peter Neofotis
  Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  John Cassavetes’ Husbands
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Into the Storm
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Samuel Maoz’s Lebanon
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gary Winick’s Letters to Juliet
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Nigel Cole’s Made in Dagenham
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Rob Marshall’s Nine
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  The Norman Conquests
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Agatha Christie's
Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Steve Shill’s Obsessed
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jake Cashill's Oral Fixation
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  HBO’s The Pacific
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3-D
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Berger’s Plan B
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Johnathon Schaech's The Poker Club
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

David Kittredge's
Pornography A Thriller
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Rob Williams’s Role/Play
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Rome: The Complete Series
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Tom Ford’s A Single Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  David Fincher’s The Social Network
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Brian Koppelman & David Levien’s Solitary Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avela
  Jack Garfein's The Strange One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Peter Tewksbury’s Sunday in New York
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Amir Bar-Lev’s
The Tillman Story

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  James Mottern’s Trucker
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alan Ball's True Blood
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Patrick Tatopoulos' Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  V: The Complete First Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Matt Tyrnauer's Valentino: The Last Emperor
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Oliver Stone’s
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Woody Allen’s Whatever Works
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Woody Allen’s
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Reviewed by FrankJ. Avella
  Newfest Reviews
  Christian Martin & Darren Flaxstone’s Buffering
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Casper Andreas's Going Down in La La Land
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Benjamin Cantu's Harvest (Stadt Land Fluss)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  J.T. Tepnapa's Judas Kiss
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Andrew Haigh's Weekend
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  John Lavin’s Hollywood to Dollywood
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jean-Claude Schlim's House of Boys
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  J.T. Tepnapa's Judas Kiss
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Michael Simon's The Love Patient
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Caytha Jentis’s The One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Webster Forrest’s Over the Edge
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Open Roads Film Festival
  Sergio Castellitto’s
La Bellezza del Somaro (Love and Slaps)

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gianni Di Gregorio’s
The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lucio Pellegrini’s
Figli Delle Stelle (Unlikely Revolutionaries)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Luca Lucini’s
The Woman of My Life (La donna della mia vita)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Tribeca Film Festival Reviews
  Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Philip Gelatt’s The Bleeding House
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lee Hirsch’s The Bully Project
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 
The Vicious Brothers’ Grave Encounters
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s Maria My Love
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Peter Mullan’s NEDS
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Brady Kiernan’s Stuck Between Stations
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
   
   

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 



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