Posts Tagged ‘film’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Alias Maria’

May 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A sobering social-issue movie set in a milieu so different from our own that it practically feels like science fiction, Jose Luis Rugeles’ “Alias Maria” embeds audiences among a group of Colombian guerrillas, where children are forced to fight alongside adults.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Two Friends’

May 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Some bigscreen love stories leave you wondering what the central couple saw in each other in the first place, but not “Two Friends.”

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Masaan’

May 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Masaan” is a heartfelt yet overambitious tale of class and gender inequality in contempo India, in which debuting helmer Neeraj Ghaywan can’t overcome script and editing weaknesses.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Love’

May 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The cast holds nothing back in Gaspar Noe’s “Love,” but it’s the ever-provocative writer-director who exposes the most in his sexually explicit, semi-autobiographical Cannes scandal-in-the-making.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Youth’

May 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paolo Sorrentino’s most tender film to date, an emotionally rich contemplation of life’s wisdom gained, lost and remembered, with cynicism harping from the sidelines but as a wearied chord instead of a major motif.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Mustang’

May 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

West European sensibilities unmistakably mark “Mustang,” a potent drama about five sisters forced to suppress their burgeoning sensuality.

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China Box Office: ‘Ultron’ takes 90% of Weekly Total

May 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” replaced “Furious 7” at the top of the Chinese box office, with another blistering start.

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Film Review: ‘One Cut, One Life’

May 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“One Cut,” in rehashing old problems and trying to resolve multiple unresolved issues already exposed in previous films, proves as exasperating as it is weirdly compelling.

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Cannes Film Review: Amy Winehouse Documentary ‘Amy’

May 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Self-destructive" is the label commonly attached by armchair pop psychologists to tragic figures like Amy Winehouse, the nervy, unruly and viciously talented British jazz-soul singer.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sleeping Giant’

May 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A near-tangible slick of midsummer sweat sits heavily atop each scene in Andrew Cividino's diverting debut feature "Sleeping Giant," lending welcome sensual specificity to coming-of-age material that otherwise paddles in familiar waters.

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