Chris Knipp Writing: Movies, Politics, Art

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(R=reviewed; BC=Baltimore Chronicle, C-S=CineScene, R-V=Rendez-vous with French Cinema, SFIAF=San Francisco International Animation Festival, FCS=Film Comment Selects, ND/NF= New Directors/New Films; NYFF=New York Film Festival; SFIFF=San Francisco International Film Festival, NIC=New Italian Cinema (SF), Nfx=Netflix, ff=FlickFeast, ICP=IC Places), FCN=French Cinema Now (SFFS)

Chris Knipp IMDb review index.
CK FSLC Filmleaf Rendez-Vous 2011 review index and Filmleaf NYFF review index. Go to Filmleaf Festival Coverage Section.

186 Dollars to Freedom (AKA City of Gardens, Camillo Vila 2012) [A story like Midnight Express but set in Peru]
Affair of the Heart, An (Silvia Caminer 2012) [Documentary about Rick Springfield]
All Together (Si on vivait tous ensemble? Stéphane Robelain 2012) FCN
Alyah (Elie Wajeman 2012) FCN
Amour (Michael Haneke 2012) NYFF
Araf/Somewhere in Between (Yeşim Ustaoğlu 2012) NYFF
Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki 2012) R
Argo (Ben Affleck 2012) R
Backwards (Ben Hickernell 2012) [About a woman Olympic rowing competitor]
Barbara (Christian Petzold 2012) NYFF
Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu 2012) NYFF
Bwakaw (Jan Lana 2012) NYFF
Caesar Must Die (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani 2012) NYFF
Camille Rewinds (Noémie Lvivsky 2012) NYFF
Cloud Atlas (Andy and Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer 2012) R
Dead Man and Being Happy, The (Javier Rebollo 2012) NYFF
Detropia (Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady 20120 R
Diane Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng 2011)
Eye of the Storm (Fred Schepisi 2012) [Lavish but uninvolving adaptation of Patrick White Novel set in Australia]
End of Watch (David Ayer 2012) [Rookie cop story with Jake Gyllenhaal]
Fill the Void (Rama Burshtein 2012) NYFF
First Cousin Once Remove (Alan Berliner 2012) NYFF
First on the List, The (Roan Johnson 2011) NIC
< href="">Flat, The (Arnon Goldfinger 2012) R
Flight (Robert Zemeckis 2012) NYFF
For Ellen (So Yong Kim 2012) [Paul Dano as a musician trying to get joint custody of child]
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach 2012) NYFF
Gatekeepers, The (Dror Moreh 2012) NYFF
Ginger & Rosa (Sally Potter 2012) R
Greatest of them All, The (Carlo Virzì 2011) NIC
Here and There (Antonio Méndez Esparza 2012) NYFF
Hit & Run (David Palmer, Dax Shepard 2012) [Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles]
Holy Motors (Leos Carax 2012) NYFF
Hyde Park on Hudson (Roger Mitchell 2012) NYFF
Inbetweeners, The (Ben Palmer 2011)
Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs) R
Kinshasa Kids (Marc-Henri Wajnberg 2012) NYFF
Kryptonite! (Ivan Cotroneo 2011) NIC
Last Time I Saw Macao, The (João PedroRodrigues 2012) NYFF
Late Quartet, A (Yaron Zilberman 2012) R
Lawless (John Hillcoat 2012) R
Leviathon (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel 2012) NYFF
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg 2012) R
Lines of Wellington (Valeria Sarmiento 2012) NYFF
Little White Lies (Guillaume Canet 2012) R
Looper (Rian Johnson 2012) R
Master, The (Paul Thomas Anderson 2012) R
Matchmaker, The (Avi Nesher 2010) [Israeli Sixties tale of boy and odd mentor]
Memories Look at Me (Song Fang 2012) NYFF
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay 2012) R
Mobile Home (François Pirot 2012) FCN
My Worst Nightmare (Mon pire cauchemar, Anne Fontaine 2011) NFC
Not Fade Away (David Chase 2012) NYFF
Ornette Coleman: Made in America (Shirley Clarke 1985) R
Passion (Brian De Palma 2012) NYFF
Photographic Memory (Ross McElwee 2011) [Photographer with bratty son goes to Brittany to hunt down old gf & photo mentor from Seventies]
Premium Rush (David Koepp 2012) R
Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul 2012) [Documentary about tracking down the lost legendary rock singer Rodriguez, huge in Sout Africa but forgotten in the USA]
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh 2012) R
Shun Li and the Poet (Andrea Segre 2011) NNIC
Simon and the Oaks (Lisa Ohlin 2012) R
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell 2012) R
Sleepwalk with Me ()Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barri 2012) R
Smashed (James Ponsoldt 2012) R
This Must Be the Place (Paolo Sorrentino 2012) R
Trouble with the Curve (Robert Lorenz 2012) [Clint Eastwood vehicle about grumpy baseball scout; Amy Adams plays his daughter]
Twilight Sage, The: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 (Bill Condon 2012) R
World Without Women, A (Guillamume Brac 2011) FCN
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold 2012) R
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Alain Resnais 2012) NYFF

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