Locarno Film Review: ‘Mister Universo’

August 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The reality of fantasy is the playfully paradoxical focus of "Mister Universo," the third feature from filmmakers Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi to gently scrutinize the lives of circus performers beyond the big top.

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Film Review: ‘Call of Heroes’

August 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With echoes of classic Westerns and old-school Hong Kong kung-fu films, this period samurai action film boasts sinewy martial arts.

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Drama’s in the Details for Emmy-Nominated Series

August 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Game of Thrones," "Mr. Robot," "Better Call Saul," "The Americans" and "Homeland" craft detailed worlds for fans.

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Emmy-Nominated Comedy Series Have No Boundaries on Hilarity

August 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The showrunners of "Master of None," "Silicon Valley," "Veep" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" enjoy their creative freedom.

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Godless’

August 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The film refuses to let up in its depiction of Bulgaria’s corrupt post-Communist society, yet its lack of nuance works against any profound statement.

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Scarred Hearts’

August 13, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A hospitalized young man in a partial body cast spends years striving to hold on to some quality of life in Radu Jude’s 1930s-set distancing drama.

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‘Rogue One’ New Trailer Premieres During Olympics (Watch)

August 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney dropped a new trailer for the Star Wars spinoff film “Rogue One” during Thursday night’s Olympics coverage on NBC. Watch the trailer above. Starring Felicity Jones, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters December 16, 2016.

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Ceasefire’

August 7, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A lumbering, unmoored soaper of fraternal conflict and romantic healing in the trauma-ridden aftermath of the First World War.

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Locarno Film Review: ‘This Time Tomorrow’

August 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Family disputes can be ephemeral things, with hot-headed fury often dissolving into apologetic embraces before the terms of the argument even become clear.

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Moka’

August 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The title of "Moka," an elegantly lean, low-temperature thriller from Swiss writer-director Frédéric Mermoud, turns out to be less enigmatic than it sounds.

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