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The Invitation
Girlfight director Karyn Kusama helms dinner-party thriller
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy..."

April 8, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Destroyer
Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Jennifer's Body
There are few laughs and even fewer scares in Diablo Cody's followup to her smash hit Juno.
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Do You Accept The Invitation?
Director Karyn Kusama on cults and dinner parties
"...not out to get you. That, according to director Karyn Kusama, is a core component of the creeping dread..."

July 26, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Destroyer
Nicole Kidman never lands a body blow in this hard-hitting noir
"...Karyn Kusama is a woman who does not make the..."

Oct. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

Aeon Flux
Its heart is in the right place, but Aeon Flux's head is just a little too high to make much sense.
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller,..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Girlfight
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Titanic Town
"...Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Ray Santiago, Santiago Douglas, Paul Calderon, Jaime..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...continues his run with Between Worlds; and then there's Karyn Kusama's eagerly awaited follow-up to the unnerving The Invitation..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Girlfight
Karyn Kusama's directorial debut is as potent a boxing drama as Rocky, with solid performances and a relevant message.
"...D: Karyn Kusama (2000); with Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Santiago Douglas,..."

May 18, 2001 Screens Review by Mike Emery

Five Films Not to Miss at Fantastic Fest
2018 is the year of the woman
"...(D: Karyn Kusama, USA, 2018, Texas Premiere) Tue., Sept. 25, 8pm...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Announces Midnighters and Shorts
Henry Rollins, Jeremy Sisto join horror lineup
"...the growing post-Possession/House of Psychotic Women genre. That includes Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, which Neece called "one of the..."

Feb. 10, 2015 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Buster's Mal Heart
Rami Malek's newest and strangest, plus more home releases
"...and Sylvia Soska, Surveillance director Jennifer Lynch, The Invitation's Karyn Kusama, and FX artist/director Jovanka Vuckovic) and the final..."

Sept. 12, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Texas Film Awards Celebrate the Maverick Spirit
Shirley MacLaine, Jeff Nichols, and others to be honored
"...Hope), David Mamet (American Buffalo), Julia Taymor (Frida), and Karyn Kusama (Girlfight). But it was a 2005 call from..."

March 3, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Niche Streaming Sites for the Holidays
Give the gift of worlds of entertainment just a click away
"...for zombie jamboree), but modern icons of fear like Karyn Kusama (The Invitation) and Alexandre Aja (High Tension) have..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Fantastic Fest Gets Arty
First titles, plus Nicolas Winding Refn on exploitation
"...space, desperately looking for a solution. The Invitation D: Karyn Kusama United States, 2015, 97 min. Special Screening A..."

July 30, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: The Invitation
A great cast chews into the "dinner party from hell" subgenre
"...compels your attendance anyway. In the new thriller from Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), things go from awkward to..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Josh Kupecki

Russell Brand Movie Kicks off SXSW Film 2015
SXSW Film divulges its first seven titles for 2015
"...Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs The Invitation (World Premiere) Director: Karyn Kusama, Screenwriters: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi A reunion of..."

Jan. 8, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

TV Eye
As a breakout film for Kathie Lee, E! Entertainment's original movie Spinning Out of Control misses the mark. Also, the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards and Oscar-related programs.
"...First Feature: Boiler Room (dir., Ben Younger); Girlfight (dir., Karyn Kusama), Love & Basketball (dir., Gina Prince-Bythewood), The Visit..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Inspiration of Jesus Chavez
Why a top-ranked boxer, jailed once and deported twice, became the subject of a documentary and a Fighter for the American Dream
"...popular culture, a spate of Latino-centered boxing movies -- Karyn Kusama's Girlfight, Carlos Ávila's Price of Glory, documentaries like..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...Me shared the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance with Karyn Kusama's Girlfight, and looks poised to fire audience inspiration..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

ALSO PLAYING
"...most anticipated independent releases of the past year is Karyn Kusama's Girlfight, which shared the Grand Jury Prize at..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Screens Feature

Dance Fever
Sundance 2000: The year of "dot-comming," short films, female athletes, and the feverish race for the next big thing.
"...prize: Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me and Karyn Kusama's Girlfight. Lonergan, the writer of Analyze This, shifts..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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