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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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Inland Road’

February 19, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The loose, performance-focused drama follows troubled Maori teen Tia, who survives a fatal road accident while hitchhiking and is subsequently sheltered by the driver of the car, despite the objections of his wife.

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Sony Pictures Television Networks Acquires British Channel truTV

February 16, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Television Networks has acquired British channel truTV, which launched in 2014 and reaches on average 3.9 million viewers a month. More to follow.

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Film Review: ‘Buddies in India’

February 15, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A nonsensical and seldom funny Chinese action-comedy set in India that makes any Bollywood movie seem like a Bergmanesque masterpiece by comparison.

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Rotterdam Film Review: ‘Ugly’

February 11, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Rechinsky interlaces the central story of a car crash victim with family scenes that ensure audiences realize just how horrible life can get.

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Rotterdam Film Review: ‘Body Electric’

February 7, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Generosity of spirit is the hallmark of Marcelo Caetano’s debut, featuring a protagonist cycling through a healthy uncertainty about his future.

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Film Review: ‘Havenhurst’

February 4, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ghosts of prior horror movies haunt the musty halls of a competently crafted meller that never quite finds a distinctive narrative slant or atmosphere of its own.

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Rotterdam Film Review: ‘Sexy Durga’

February 4, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This murky descent into unrelieved dread subjects both characters and audience to an extended nightmare.

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