The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 Admission: $10, $8 seniors, $6 students, members free Tel.: +1 (212) 708-9400 Naturally, I am including below the titles of only those films that have yet to be shown in this behemoth film exhibition. Where I have written about a film on […]


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DRIFTING FLOWERS (Zero Chou, 2008)

“Are you a girl or a boy?” eight-year-old Meigo/May asks accordianist Chalkie/Diego, who accompanies blind nightclub singer Jing, Meigo’s sister, in lesbian writer-director Zero Chou’s delicate, beautifully acted, exceptionally lovely Piao lang qing chun. This question recurs throughout the tripartite film from Taiwan, whose Mandarin title translates into English as The Drifting Waves of Youth. […]

HUMPDAY (Lynn Shelton, 2009)

“It’s weird. I’ve never kissed stubble before.” I do not see writer-director Lynn Shelton’s Humpday, one of the mumblecore entries, precisely as do others, but I agree that it skewers male buddyism, post-schoolguy nostalgia, and bromance. The film is on target when it finds married Ben aggravating his wife, Anna, by choosing unexpectedly visiting college […]

BEESWAX (Andrew Bujalski, 2009)

Gradually slipping into a documentary mode, U.S. independent writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s Beeswax eventually resembles cinéma-vérité—only, it isn’t; it’s a work of fiction that aims to portray—really, capture—life’s rhythms and the close interconnections among people in a given circle of associates, friends, lovers and exes, and relatives. It is, if you will, a film about a […]