Sundance Film Review: ‘Golden Exits’

January 25, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"People never make films about ordinary people who don't really do anything," a young woman complains near the beginning of Alex Ross Perry's "Golden Exits," a dense, defiantly prickly film about ordinary people who don't really do anything.

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‘Arrival’ Joins Elite Club of Sci-Fi Oscar Best Picture Nominees

January 24, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denis Villeneuve's film joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry's top prize Tuesday.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Berlin Syndrome’

January 23, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Australian director Cate Shortland's films trade in a kind of threatening beauty.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Discovery’

January 21, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After crafting 2014's delightful, original "The One I Love," director Charlie McDowell and scenarist Justin Lader have created a less playful speculative fiction as their sophomore feature.

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Palm Springs Film Review: A Jew Must Die

January 18, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jacob Berger’s feature incorporates period-blurring anachronisms to underline how issues of anti-Semitism and fascistic violence remain sadly all too current today.

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Oscars: VFX Contenders Put On a Show at Academy’s Annual Bake-Off

January 14, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy held its annual Visual Effects Bake-Off last weekend, with contenders like "Rogue One" and "Arrival" squaring off for voters.

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‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Silence’ Score ASC Nominations

January 11, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The American Society of Cinematographers has announced nominees for the 31st annual ASC Awards, taking place on Feb. 4.

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Film Review: ‘The Dark Wind’

December 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Clearly stories from the Yazidi community deserve further cinema exposure, but until then, “The Dark Wind” is a respectable beginning that builds to a certain power.

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Film Review: ‘Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim’

December 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sherif El Bendary’s feature debut is a buddy film with surrealist touches, crowned by an unexpectedly warm-hearted finale that asserts the primacy of love.

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Film Review: ‘Monster Trucks’

December 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paramount's over-priced and long-delayed creature feature recycles scrap parts from classic kid movies to re-imagine what's under the hood of those giant gas guzzlers.

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