Michael Atkinson

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  • Another gray-panther valediction: At 82, John Boorman caps off his unpredictably schizo career with this sequel to 1987's all-this-and-WWII boyhood memoir Hope and Glory, continuing the spry Brit's semi-autobiography into the Fifties. More...

  • A lovely post-punk lark with one foot in '80s ironic-indieland and the other in Iran, Ana Lily Amirpour's feature debut could become a totem for a hipster world mad for jukebox funkiness, vampires, and gender-politics righteousness. It's got all...

  • The autumn passage of the New Wavers continues apace with this, the final film by the late great postmodernist, whose movies were always fraught with our often self-destructive need for narrative. Resnais's films got much bouncier as he aged, as...

  • 7 months ago | Film and TV

    What's fascinating, new and neglected across all major video platforms. Among other things, cinema has always been a ready-made self-eulogizer -- Hollywood was making two-reeler silent comedies about the craft of moviemaking before the viewing pub...

  • As far as menopausal-crisis road-trip semi-dramas go, this hormonal launch into the provinces has several advantages, including Emmanuelle Bercot's fluid nonstop traveling camera, which maintains an organic relationship with its characters and...

  • Ah, the Romanians -- sometimes it seems like no one else is bothering to make movies for grown-ups anymore. With Child's Pose, the Romanian tide enters its Cassavetes phase, where the thin ice of haute bourgeoisie life cracks and opens...