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The official movie posters for Priscilla (left) and All of Us Strangers (right). ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

The best film masterpiece of the year and one of the most frustrating: New York Film Festival screenings review

Joshua Lee November 3, 2023
These films were screened at the 61st New York Film Festival. “All of Us Strangers” will have a theatrical release on Dec. 22, 2023, while “Priscilla” will have a limited release on Oct. 27, 2023 before theatrically expanding nationally on Nov. 3, 2023.
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A graphic of the film The Creator on movie theater screen. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB

The flaws and promises of “The Creator”: Hollywood’s obsession with nostalgia and IP

Joshua Lee October 17, 2023
While everyone can use some nostalgia, Hollywood’s recent obsession with established I.P. leaves little room for original stories, especially at the blockbuster level. This brings us to Gareth Edwards and “The Creator,” with its attempt to stray away from Hollywood’s unrelenting pattern of adaptations, remakes and sequels.
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The official movie poster for A Haunting in Venice. PUBLIC DOMAIN

A “Haunting in Venice” leaves viewers more tilted than thrilled

Joshua Lee October 1, 2023
Only a year after Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film “Belfast” landed him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the 62-year-old actor-director returned for his third Agatha Christie book-to-film adaptation, “A Haunting in Venice.”
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