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by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2019

It’s been a year of confrontation at the movies, as the domestic and international conflicts of the past several years have reached varying degrees of terminus, seemingly (but just as likely not). Battles in the world between tradition and (r)evolution, in all the myriad…

January 2, 2020
by Sam C. Mac Film Horizon Line

Ash is the Purest White | Jia Zhangke

Ash Is Purest White begins with the blaring of a bus horn — a sound which bears striking resemblance to another, heard at the end of an earlier Jia Zhangke film: 2001’s Platform. This makes sense, because these two works are really sister films.…

March 25, 2019
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

New York Film Festival 2018 – Dispatch 1

The 2018 New York Film Festival just wrapped over the weekend — which means it’s curtains for 2018’s fall festival season (I’m so sorry). Our first dispatch tackles Main Slate selections from the fest that we haven’t already covered (see our five Toronto Film Festival dispatches and Private Life),…

October 17, 2018
by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 10 Performances of 2016

Our top 25 performances, before whittling it down to the 10 you’ll find below, featured votes for two actors from Manchester by the Sea, two from Toni Erdmann, four from Happy Hour, four from Certain Women, and a hefty five from Moonlight. A twist on a typical year’s voting trends which…

December 30, 2016
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