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A Search for Transcendence Falls Short

A Search for Transcendence Falls Short

BY STEVE ERICKSON | James Gray’s films have always pleased a cult following, particularly in France, but they’ve never really connected with a wide audience despite his talent. While he began making gangster films set in Brooklyn’s Jewish community, he became a major filmmaker when he left genre behind and began drawing on life — […]

The Best Films of 2014

The Best Films of 2014

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Among the past year’s films, I have chosen the 10 best, another 10 runners-up, and three that did not enjoy distribution but should have. “Boyhood” (Richard Linklater) Yes, I know. Consensus is boring, but I loved this film as soon as I saw it at an advance screening, well before it […]