Posts Tagged ‘film’

Sundance Film Review: ‘We Are X’

January 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stephen Kijak's documentary duly captures the many pyrotechnical, elaborately groomed moods of the Japanese metal band's "Visual Rock," but this glossy history feels like another highly packaged stab at world domination.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Equity’

January 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If "The Wolf of Wall Street" took flak in some quarters for complicitly reveling in the glossy moral bankruptcy of its otherwise loaded brokers, the same accusation is unlikely to be leveled against "Equity."

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Japan’s Annual Box Office Climbs By 4% in 2015

January 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Japanese box office was up in 2015 in admissions, local currency and dollar terms. Most of the gain went to Hollywood as local market share slipped.

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Roger Deakins on ‘Hail, Caesar!,’ Old Hollywood and Going Back to Celluloid

January 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cinematographer Roger Deakins discusses his work on the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!"

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Joshy’

January 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A hodgepodge of strong comic voices riffing their way through underdeveloped characters.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change’

January 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An environmental documentary that consists of roughly one-third doom-and-gloom to two-thirds wide-eyed optimism, and that is more potent in individual scenes than it is as a sprawling whole.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘White Girl’

January 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Even if “White Girl” weren’t inspired by incidents in writer-director Elizabeth Wood’s life, it would be a hard pill to swallow.

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Oscars: With PGA Win, ‘The Big Short’ Is Your New Best Picture Frontrunner

January 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"The Big Short" won top honors at the PGA Awards Saturday night, making it the Oscar frontrunner, if recent history is any indication.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Under the Shadow’

January 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A satisfyingly tense and atmospheric haunted-apartment thriller set in 1988 Tehran during the terrifying final days of the Iran-Iraq War.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Swiss Army Man’

January 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Imagine “Cast Away” meets “Weekend at Bernie’s,” as directed by Michel Gondry. The result represents not just independent cinema, but an emerging strand of what might be called “indifferent cinema.”

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