Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’

June 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The heroes in a half shell return for more halfhearted fun.

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Cannes Festival Review: ‘Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy’

May 30, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Haroun is careful not to present too many voices recounting the nightmare of torture, thereby ensuring the stories avoid becoming a numbing litany.

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Film Review: ‘Women Who Run Hollywood’

May 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite evident good intentions, and some excellent interviewees, this is a frustrating effort in many ways, not least of which is its slightly misleading title, which suggests a more contemporary than historical slant.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Wolf And Sheep’

May 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The action is set in an Afghan village that 26-year-old, tyro director-writer Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afghanistan’s first-ever distaff feature helmer, was forced to re-create in the dusty mountains of neighboring Tajikistan because of security concerns for her mostly foreign crew -- and the tale’s naked, green, female fairy.

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Film Review: ‘Bobby Sands: 66 Days’

May 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran documentarian Brendan J. Bryne’s feature does an excellent job contextualizing this famous chapter for viewers not already steeped in modern Irish history.

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Cannes Film Review: Harmonium

May 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Harmonium" is a quietly combustible tale of punishment and crime set in motion when a family lets a mysterious man move in with them.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Cinema Travelers’

May 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If the cinema is magic, then the nomadic projectionists and technicians of “The Cinema Travelers” are its Oz-like wizards.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Raw’

May 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Raw" is a deliciously fevered stew of nightmare fuel that hangs together with a breezily confident sense of superior craft.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Like Crazy’

May 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Deliriously loquacious dialogue and a rare understanding of how to balance Italian caricature with a grounding sense of realism characterize this terrifically played comedy-drama.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘After Love’

May 13, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Imagine a prison movie where the inmates have the keys to their own cells, but prefer to remain incarcerated.

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