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  Film Articles
Frank J. Avella Film Column
Frank J. Avella Interviews
Ella Nuortila

Continuing a series of interviews with New York artists, I recently had the opportunity to speak with Ella
Nuortila...(more)

Frank J. Avella Film Column
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and the Dynamic Director
“and the Crazy-Good Lead Actor

It's very rare for a film to come out that one can argue even semi- significantly changes the language of cinema...(more)

  Film Reviews
  Richard Loncraine "5 Flights Up"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Parvez Sharma's "A Sinner in Mecca"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Asghar Farhadi's "About Elly (Darbareye Elly)"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Ross Katz's "Adult Beginners"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Matthew Weiner's Are You Here
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Adam MacDonald's
"Backcountry"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Sam Taylor Johnson's
"Fifty Shades of Grey"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's
"Focus"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Lou Howe’s "Gabriel"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Boaz Yakin's "Max"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Mark Linfield and co-director Alastair Fothergill's
"Monkey Kingdom"

Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Jonathan Demme's
"Ricki and the Flash"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Brad Peyton’s “San Andreas”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Brad Peyton’s “San Andreas”
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Rob Cohen's
"The Boy Next Door"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Patrick Brice’s
“The Overnight”

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Laura Nix and the Yes Men's
"The Yes Men Are Revolting"

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Marjane Satrapi's "The Voices"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Russell Crowe's
"The Water Diviner"

Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Tom Shoval’s Youth
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jonathan M. Goldstein, Tracy J. Brown and
John Francis
Daley's
"Vacation"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Simon West's
"Wild Card"
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (2015)
 

Tony McNamara’s “Ashby”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Andrew Niccol’s “Good Kill”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Paul Weitz’s “Grandma”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Saverio Costanzo’s “Hungry Hearts”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Felix Thompson’s “King Jack”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  John Maclean’s “Slow West”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Chris Modoono’s “Tenured”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Patrick Brice’s “The Overnight”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  2015 New Directors New Films
 

Charles Poekel’s “Christmas, Again”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Benjamin Crotty’s “Fort Buchanan”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Sarah Leonor’s
“The Great Man (Le Grand homme)”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Bas Devos’s “Violet”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  52nd Annual New York Film Festival
 

"'71 "
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Alejandro G. Inarritu’s
“Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Olivier Assayas’s “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

David Fincher’s Gone Girl
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Paul Thomas Anderson’s
“Inherent Vice”

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Eugene Green’s
“La Sapienza” (“The Sapience”)

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alain Resnais’s
"Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter)"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  David Cronenberg’s "Maps to the Stars"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Mike Leigh’s "Mr. Turner"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Matias Pineiro‘s
"The Princess of France (La Princesa de Francia)"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini”
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Mathieu Amalric’s
“The Blue Room” (“La Chambre Bleue”)

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Abderrahmane Sissako’s "Timbuktu"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne’s
"Two Days, One Night (Duex jours, une nuit)"
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Martin Rejtman’s
“Two Shots Fired” (“Dos Disparos”)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 
  13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival
  John Butler’s The Bachelor Weekend
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly’s
Beneath the Harvest Sky
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Till Kleinert’s Der Samurai
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lou Howe’s Gabriel
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital (Il capitale Umano)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Susanna Fogel’s Life Partners
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Adam Rapp’s Loitering with Intent
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ira Sach’s Love is Strange
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Megan Griffiths’ Lucky Them
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ester Martin Bergsmark’s Something Must Break
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  David Mackenzie’s Starred Up
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Roman Polanski’s
Venus in Fur (La Venus a la Fourrure)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Newfest 2014-- July 24-29
  Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Mischa Kamp’s Boys (Jongens)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Stefan Haupt’s The Circle (Der Kreis)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Eytan Fox’s Cupcakes
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Karim Ainouz’s
Futuro Beach (Praia do Futuro)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Jim Tushinski’s
I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Julián Hernández’s
I am Happiness on Earth (Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Carter Smith’s Jamie Marks is Dead
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Hong Khaou’s Lilting
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rodrigo Guerrero’s
The Third One (El Tercero)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Wade Gasque’s Tiger Orange
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Daniel Ribeiro’s
The Way He Looks (Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  41st Annual New Directors New Films March 2014
  Joel Potrykus’s Buzzard
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Richard Ayoade’s The Double
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gilles Deroo & Marianne Pistone’s Mouton (Sheep)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Abdellah Taia’s
Salvation Army (L’Armee du salut)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza’s Salvo
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Anja Marquardt’s She’s Lost Control
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ben Rivers & Ben Russell’s
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
  Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’s To Kill a Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Tom Shoval’s Youth
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

 
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street
Reviewed by Harvey Karten



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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