Film Review: ‘Dig Two Graves’

March 22, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This low-key thriller is likely to reward more discriminating horror fans—while triggering the usual “Borrrrrrring” whines from others—for its emphasis on character and mystery over action.

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Off the Beaten Path: Niche Subscription Video Services Between Boom and Bubble

March 21, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Are you a fan of horror movies? Anime? Arthouse? British dramas? Whatever your off-the-beaten-path obsession is, there’s a subscription video service just for people like you out there. Parks Associates estimates that there are now close to 100 video subscription services in the U.S. and Canada. Barely a week goes by without a network or..

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Review: ‘SXSW Film Festival: ’68 Kill’’

March 17, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Not everyone will enjoy this slide down a narrative garbage chute lined with thorns, but those with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its bad-taste absurdism.

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European Union Approves $85B AT&T-Time Warner Takeover

March 15, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has given a greenlight to AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, which was unveiled last year. More to follow.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Spettacolo’

March 15, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Though at core it’s about a dying way of life, the location and photography here semi-perversely encourage just the kind of foreign tourism which factors in that slow death.

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Film Review: ‘The Time of Their Lives’

March 15, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There is nothing like a dame, and at the grand age of 83, Dame Joan Collins is still nothing like one — not by the Queen's definition of the term, at least.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Archer’

March 14, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This OK action thriller sometimes veers uncomfortably close to women-in-prison exploitation terrain.

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Monsieur Mayonnaise’

February 22, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Philippe Mora storyboards a personal graphic novel while researching the incredible story of his father’s work for the French Resistance, and his mother’s miraculous escape from the gas chambers.

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A Low-Key Berlinale Yields Some Foreign Oscar Contenders to Watch

February 19, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Situated as it is in the dank tail-end of a cold German winter, the Berlinale never attracts as much attention from awards-watchers as its fellow European majors Cannes and Venice.

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Ghost Hunting’

February 19, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Andoni has his “actors” abuse each other while he watches on the side, thereby exchanging the charge of narcissism that accompanied his previous doc with that of sadism.

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