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THE GUEST opens today! Plus more new movies!

FINALLY, clever, retro-styled thriller The Guest is here. Check out our interview with the filmmakers and star here, and then go see The Guest this...

Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Tropical impressions

A few picks from YBCA's New Filipino Cinema 2014

The spectacular docs of Sundance and Slamdance 2014

Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam's Web Junkie (Israel-China-US) is an eye-opening investigation into China's declared number-one threat against youth: internet addiction. The doc observes...

Sundance, part 11: Celebrating the 20th annual Native Forum

The current second-generation movement of Native/Indigenous filmmakers took the spotlight at the Sundance Film Festival's celebration of the 20th anniversary of its annual Native...

Sundance part 10: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Four memorable movies about frisky females from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival1) Desiree Akhavan wrote, directed, and stars (with deadpan aplomb) in Appropriate Behavior...

Sundance, part nine: Foodies! Vampires! Kill! Kill!

Miss any earlier Sundance coverage? Scroll down right here on Pixel Vision.Blind (Norway/Netherlands) is the directorial debut of Eskil Vogt, screenwriter of Joachim Trier's...

Sundance, part eight: a quickie, for Leos Carax lovers

Tessa Louise-Salame's ode to France's punk-rock filmmaker Mr. leos caraX (France), or simply Mr. X,  traces his 30 year career while also showcasing Denis Lavant, who...

Sundance, part seven: What is a BABADOOK?

A quick tip for today's entry: make sure not to miss Jennifer Kent's hair-raising, toe-squinching, and all-around terrifying Australian horror film, The Babadook.The first...

Sundance, part six: superlatives

More Sundance right here on Pixel Vision.My biggest excitement of Sundance 2014 was the random email I received asking if I would be able...

Sundance, part five: Swanberg + Ross Perry

Missed a previous Sundance post? Check out Pixel Vision for more.Director and sometimes actor Joe Swanberg is a household name among South by Southwest...

Sundance, part four: indie heroes and genre flicks

Missed yesterday's Sundance installment? Right this way!In Ira Sachs' Love Is Strange (US), Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) — together for 39...

Sundance, part three: diamonds in the rough

Missed out on last week's Sundance glee? Part one here; part two here. Malik Vittal's Imperial Dreams (US) won the Audience Award in the NEXT...

Sundance, part two: Linklater love

My second year of attending the Sundance Film Festival was at the age of 15; it was 1991 and I took a chance on...

Sundance, part one: crowd-pleasers and dino heists

Check out Jesse's intro to his Sundance Film Festival series here.This year, there were few films that stood out as across-the-board crowd pleasers. Gareth...

I Was a Teenage Sundancer

I grew up at the Sundance Film Festival — beginning in 1990, when my father took my 14-year-old self to an archival screening of...

Death and life

Archetypal tales and vibrant cinematic voices reign at the African Film Festival

Rep Clock: January 8 – 14, 2014

January 7, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/8-Tue/14 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Our Weekly Picks: Jan. 1-6, 2014

December 31, 2013
WEDNESDAY 1  Breakfast at Tiffany's Why does Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) wield such enduring, iconic power? Perhaps it has something to do with the...

Rep Clock: Jan. 1-6, 2014

December 31, 2013
Schedules are for Wed/8-Tue/14 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Film Listings: October 16 – 22, 2013

October 15, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Survival mode

'The Summit' and 'Captain Phillips' offer authentic thrills

Film Listings: September 18 – 24, 2013

September 17, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...