Elisabeth Moss

The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Man Up’

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After a brief, Sundance-induced hiatus last week, our home media column is back and our cup runneth over – seven movies this week instead of the customary five. (But if it evens it out for you, at least three are movies most other critics don’t recommend.) The spectrum this week runs from a Best Picture nominee to a first-person dating documentary to a charmingly goofy rom-com; a little something for everyone, in other words, even you fans of mediocre Bill Murray movies.
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The Best and Worst of Sundance 2016, Narrative Edition

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This year’s Sundance Film Festival seemed to get off to a rocky start; maybe it was programming and maybe it was poor choices, but I came out of the first couple of days wondering if it was just going to be a weird, off year, and nothing I was hearing from my colleagues seemed to indicate otherwise. But then a series of great movies unspooled, and we ended up with an embarrassment of riches. Yesterday, we took a look at this year’s crop of documentaries; here’s the best and worst of the rest (what I saw of them, anyway).
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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in October

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If the studios and major indie distributors get serious in the month of October, rolling out the first wave of their big fall prestige picks, the smaller indie handlers, it seems, get weird. This best of this month’s art house films are risky, challenging efforts that tell peculiar stories in unique ways; they’re joined by a handful of more mainstream-leaning titles, looking for a bit of recognition in the serious movie derby. Here’s what’s worth seeking out:
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Watch: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford and Elisabeth Moss Dramatize “Rathergate” in ‘Truth’ Trailer

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The first trailer for Truth, the film written and directed by Zodiac screenwriter James Vanderbilt, was just released. Based on Mary Mapes’ 2005 memoir about the events that led her to be scapegoated in the Rathergate scandal (or, if you prefer less juicy wording, the “Killian documents controversy”, Truth premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was praised for its accuracy by Dan Rather himself.
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“It Comes From Male Anxiety and Fear”: Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss on Female Madness and ‘Queen of Earth’

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If Queen of Earth has a keyword, it’s “claustrophobic.” The term came up again and again during Alex Ross Perry’s screening and discussion of his latest feature last night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, whether the writer-director was describing his numerous influences — FSLC Programming Director Dennis Lim called Ross Perry “one of the most film-literate filmmakers around,” and with good reason — or the plot of the film itself.
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