Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘Greater’

August 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A third-string sports saga only apt to play to its devout target audience.

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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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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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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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Film Review: ‘Bazodee’

August 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This uneasy hybrid from director Todd Kessler never finds its rhythm while detailing the tumultuous romantic dilemma that befalls a young woman smitten with real-life Soca superstar Machel Montano’s musician.

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Film Review: ‘Swallows and Amazons’

July 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Based on British author Arthur Ransome's popular children's books of the 1930s and 1940s, "Swallows and Amazons" is, on the face of it, a fairly conservative film.

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘We’re Still Together’

July 9, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The "we" of "We're Still Together" may refer to sorely tested individuals trying to keep their own disordered lives in one piece.

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