Archive for the ‘Film Review’ Category

Read reviews of the films appearing in the Rooftop Films Summer Series and film we see at festivals around the world.

by Samantha Hill
August 16th, 2012

Our intern Samantha Hill picks This Ain’t California as her favorite film of the summer.

by Christian Paxton
July 17th, 2012

Bart Layton’s ‘The Imposter’ playing now at Sunshine Cinema. Don’t miss out!

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 24th, 2012

The Comedy is a fiction film about a self-absorbed, filthy-rich, entitled, obnoxious, lazy hipster who goes around insulting his friends and condescending to strangers—and I genuinely, deeply cared about him.

by Genevieve DeLaurier
January 22nd, 2012

Heavy Girls (Dicke Maedchen) is a touching unconventional love story about Sven, his dementia suffering mother Edeltraut and her married male home care worker Daniel.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 21st, 2012

A myth is brewing. A storm is a-coming. The beasts are rising. A radical work of cinematic passion, Beasts of the Southern Wild does what cinema was made to do: dazzle, inspire, confound.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
November 3rd, 2011

Undefeated has the power to make a football fan out of you.

by Chantel Elassaad
October 11th, 2011

Review of Santiago Mitre’s debut feature THE STUDENT, which made its NY Premiere at the NYFF.

by Chantel Elassaad
October 10th, 2011

Our review of the NYFF’s THE KID WITH A BIKE, which will be released in 2012 by Sundance Selects.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 20th, 2011

I truly have loved every Rooftop Film we’ve picked this summer. They’re always characterized by one thing, showcasing how differently people live, and how differently they can look at life. But if asked to choose the one film that I’ll most remember and take away with me, it has to be La Bocca del Lupo, a beautiful documentary about love and memory in the enigmatic seaport city of Genoa.

by Chantel Elassaad
July 28th, 2011

I’m a child of the early 80’s so by default, I was a child of the WWF generation.  For as long as I can remember watching wrestling was a huge part of my media consumption, and I guess I never really stopped watching. Strangely, it’s always been a part of my life, even subconsciously. For [...]

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