A FILM WITHOUT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Ouija has less narrative propulsion than the board game upon which it's based.

A TOTEM TO STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE

John Wick is content to be a more-than-competently-made B movie.

AN URGENT ELBOW TO THE RIBS

Citizenfour weaves its perspectives into a disturbing and convincing message.

POST-MORTEM OF A FAMILY

Force Majeure comes down on the essential hollowness of traditional gender roles.

A COMMANDING PRESENCE

Jessie Ware's new album, Tough Love, reveals itself gradually.


MUSIC


Tindersticks: Ypres

Ypres is notable for, more than any other Tindersticks effort, indulging an avant-classical ambition.




TELEVISION



DVD


La Dolce Vita

Fellini's unsparing odyssey of corrosive wealth and anxious commonality is given a reliably peerless A/V transfer from Criterion, packaged with a long conga line of extras that add context and insight into one of Italian cinema's unmovable masterpieces.





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