Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.
Fiona Gordon (left) plays a woman who claims to be a fairy and promises three wishes to hotel night clerk Dom (Domininque Abel). Gordon and Abel are two of the three co-writer-directors of The Fairy.
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British architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners designed the curved glass skyscraper 30 St Mary Axe, known informally as the Gherkin, that overlooks east London.
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Family Tradition: Richard Garriott, the first second-generation American astronaut, funded his $30 million trip to the International Space Station from the fortune he built designing computer games.
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Suit Case: After taking refuge in a New York apartment building basement, Josh (Milo Ventimiglia) and other survivors of a massive attack combat threats from the outside — and their own spiraling paranoia.
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Boy, Wonder: In a Hollywood that's increasingly in the business of telling kids' stories to adults, even an auteur as bloody-minded as Martin Scorsese gave in to the temptation of the childlike in this year's Hugo.
The narrator of El Sicario, Room 164 — reputedly a veteran assassin for a drug lord in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez — details his life and his trade in Gianfranco Rosi's documentary
During the early-'90s war in what was then Yugoslavia, a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic, right) and a Bosnian painter (Zana Marjanovic) negotiate boundaries personal and political.
'My Woman-Interpreter': Stephane (Gilles Lellouche) knows the markets, but turns to his lively housekeeper, France (Karin Viard), for perspective on dating — and raising his son.