Film Review: ‘Original Bliss’

July 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An elegantly disquieting investigation into the interrelation of faith, violence and sexual degradation, held together by a rivetingly sure-footed performance by German star Martina Gedeck.

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Film Review: ‘Fool Moon’

June 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Blame it on the moonlight if you will, but any folly stays resolutely earthbound in "Fool Moon," a plainly sincere but tooth-achingly precious directorial debut for actor-poet-filmmaker Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4: Lori Petty Talks Lolly’s Fate

June 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Just them allowing me to be silly in the midst of murder was a real gift."

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Film Review: ‘Dr. Feelgood’

June 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Eve Marson’s documentary examines the case of a Virginian physician whose work with chronic-pain patients eventually got him convicted on numerous counts of “large-scale drug trafficking.”

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Film Review: ‘The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev’

June 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Profiles a long-running family musical act whose joyful musicality onstage is somewhat belied by the discordant notes hit behind the scenes.

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British Lawmaker Jo Cox Dies After Being Stabbed, Shot

June 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after she was stabbed and shot Thursday in Birstall, Northern England, according to reports. More to follow.

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Film Review: ‘Honeyglue’

June 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For a film about throwing caution to the wind and bucking conventions, “Honeyglue” diligently adheres to clichés.

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Film Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’

June 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The heroes in a half shell return for more halfhearted fun.

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Cannes Festival Review: ‘Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy’

May 30, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Haroun is careful not to present too many voices recounting the nightmare of torture, thereby ensuring the stories avoid becoming a numbing litany.

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Film Review: ‘Women Who Run Hollywood’

May 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite evident good intentions, and some excellent interviewees, this is a frustrating effort in many ways, not least of which is its slightly misleading title, which suggests a more contemporary than historical slant.

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