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Film Review: “Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops” Offers Hope for a Troubled World

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops (Jenifer McShane, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. Jenifer McShane’s new documentary Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops begins with the statistic that 1 in 5 Americans has a mental-health diagnosis. Then – bam! – we cut … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Crown Vic” Is a Pedestrian Vehicle with an Occasional Flair

Crown Vic (Joel Souza, 2019) 2 out of 4 stars. A police thriller with few police and fewer thrills, Crown Vic nevertheless offers a few rewards for the patient viewer, though these come wrapped in a derivative package that recalls Antoine … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Monsters and Men” Brilliantly Explores the Complicated Aftermath of a Police Shooting

Monsters and Men (Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2018) 4 out of 4 stars. A filmic triptych of intersecting lives in a Brooklyn neighborhood riven by the police shooting of an unarmed African-American man, Monsters and Men evokes powerful emotions with remarkable narrative economy. … Continue reading

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Romania Still On A Roll At NYFF

The global film industry is a road map of national cinemas that are viewed in ascendancy or in decline, sometimes both. In the past few years, there has been a good amount of attention paid to the emerging auteurs from … Continue reading

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