Anthony Bowmer

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Hester Street: “Goodbye O Lord, I’m Going to America” (NYFF Review)

Carol Kane shines in Joan Micklin Silver’s Hester Street, an underseen staple of American independent filmmaking that thoughtfully explores immigration and assimilation.

The Round-Up: A Hungarian Classic Stunningly Restored (NYFF Review)

The Round-Up, directed by Hungarian master Miklós Jancsó and playing at NYFF in a brilliant new restoration, is an evocative and bleak political parable.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time: A Thrilling Conclusion (Review)

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, directed by the visionary Hideaki Anno,is a thrilling and moving farewell to the Neon Genesis Evangelion universe.

Wu Hai: A Bleak, Hopeless Drama (Tribeca Review)

While Wu Hai boasts some absorbing visuals and strong performances, the film feels too bleak for its own good, with irredeemable characters and no chance of hope.

Catch the Fair One: Bleak but Thrilling (Tribeca Review)

Catch the Fair One satisfies with its sleek style, gritty violence, and tense genre thrills, even if it does come off as almost overwhelmingly bleak.

Shapeless: An Unformed Psychological Drama (Tribeca Review)

Shapeless has the promise of grotesque body horror and squirm-inducing psychological terrors, but does very little to deliver on its intriguing premise.

Last Film Show: A Love Letter to Storytelling (Tribeca Review)

Last Film Show is a colorfully shot, expressive portrait of growing to love the art of filmmaking, showcasing the magic and majesty of movies.

Labyrinth of Cinema: An Ode to Filmmaking (Review)

Labyrinth of Cinema is a thoughtful and exciting rumination on the art of film, and serves as a farewell from its director, the late Nobuhiko Obayashi.

The Other Side of the Underneath: “Strength is Madness”(Femspectives Review)

The Other Side of the Underneath is anything but an easy watch, though it rewards viewers willing to enter its abrasive world of unmitigated horror and anguish.

Mother’s Milk: An Entrancing Cinematic Odyssey (SIFF Review)

Not only is Mother’s Milk a radical experiment in cinematic collaboration, it is also an invigorating and entrancing exploration of identity.