Posts Tagged ‘film’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Orphan’

September 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

French director Arnaud des Pallières delivers an intriguing, narratively fractured portrait of a young woman fighting for her freedom at various stages of her life.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Limehouse Golem’

September 11, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A baroque mixture of real historical personages, fictive figures, multi-tiered flashbacks, and grisly criminal intrigue in 1880 London.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Oath’

September 11, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This assured suspense drama sports little of the blackly comedic streak usually associated with its maker.

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‘Playback’ Podcast: Live from the Telluride Film Festival with Amy Adams

September 9, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Variety's Kristopher Tapley and Peter Debruge discuss festival hits while Amy Adams takes stock of her career and filmmaker collaborations.

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Film Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

September 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hapless London-based media type Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) returns to the big screen after a 12-year break to battle unexpected pregnancy, twenty-something hipsters and, once more, the perils of live TV in "Bridget Jones's Baby."

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Bleeder’

September 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“There's more to you than meets the eye, Chuck. Not much more, but just enough.” This highly qualified compliment is directed on screen at the bedraggled hero of “The Bleeder,” but it could just as easily apply to the film itself.

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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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