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No Spoilers Here on ‘The Origin of Evil’

Director Sébastien Marnier’s picture is standard-issue mystery material, albeit one that is less indebted to ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ than the unseemly machinations typical of the novels of Ruth Rendell.

Via IFC Films

New Yorkers Get the Chance To Descend, Again, Into the Grotesque Slices of ‘Delicatessen’

Set pieces are the sum of this film’s parts: ‘Delicatessen’ is less a sustained narrative than a run of impeccably orchestrated outrages.

Via Rialto Pictures

Director Leslie Buchbinder Pulls Off a 3-D Documentary About a Little-Known Artist

The idea does make sense: H.C. Westermann wasn’t only three-dimensional but kaleidoscopic, a cigar-chomping contrarian with an aesthete’s taste for form and a carpenter’s love of a finely grained chunk of wood.

Via Pentimenti

Documentary ‘26.2 to Life’ Follows Marathoners Dealing With Long Runs Behind Bars

The filmmaker, Christine Yoo, says she learned from the running club at San Quentin State Prison ‘that it’s possible to change lives, to make a lasting impact.’

Jonath Mathew

While Trying, Yui Kiyohara’s ‘Remembering Every Night’ Is Something Special

The picture brings to mind not the works of filmmakers but of a painter: Johannes Vermeer. Like the Dutch master, the director privileges quietude over drama and favors stories whose logic is held at arm’s length.

Via KimStim

New York City Galleries’ Fall Schedules Enlivened by Living Artists

Works by such mainstays as Sandy Skoglund, Jim Nutt, John Lees, and Jane Dickson are among the many reasons to make time for some exhibitions this autumn.

Via Janet Borden Inc.
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