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When Woody Allen examines New Yorkers’ neuroses it’s always something special; “A Rainy Day in New York”

Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson, Ronald L. Chez, Howard E. Fischer, Helen Robin and Adam B. Stern
Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Liev Schreiber
Directed by Woody Allen

“We are two different creatures, right? You like the sound of crickets and I like the rattle of the taxis. You blossom in the sun and me, I come into my own under grey skies.” It’s no longer a secret that Woody Allen owns New York, is it? With a passion that fuels his creativity, Allen has turned the city into a canvas that transcends time and space, any attempt to imagine a time before or after, ... more >

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“Beautiful Boy,” or how the loving and considerate can also be destructive and self-obsessed

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell
Directed by Felix Van Groeningen

It is a fact, sadly, that addiction will touch almost everyone’s lives, even the most accomplished among us. This is what happened to Nic Sheff, a top-of-his-class teen who started experimenting with pot before moving into harder drugs, gradually spiraling into a harrowing cycle of highs, lows, homelessness, sobriety and relapse. His father, Rolling Stone writer David Sheff, could only watch ... more >

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How is “Call me by your name” a masterpiece? Let me count the ways

The best in arthouse fare in 2018, so far
Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

More than thirty years after his first Oscar nomination, James Ivory has finally been honored with his first win at the Oscars on Sunday, that of Best Adapted Screenplay, for "Call Me by Your Name." In his acceptance speech, Ivory called the film, about first love, “a story familiar to most of us, whether we’re straight or gay or somewhere in between.”  [James Ivory previously got nominations for ... more >