Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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GKids Buys U.S. Rights to Annecy Winner ‘Miss Hokusai’

July 7, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

GKids has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Japanese animated drama “Miss Hokusai,” which won the jury prize at the recent Annecy Film Festival. “Miss Hokusai” will be released on Oct. 14 in New York and Los Angeles prior to a North American expansion. The production company is Production I. G. The film, directed by..

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Kamper’

July 5, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The thesis that many thirtysomething men these days are essentially still children in larger (and often dirtier) T-shirts is hardly a revelatory one in the age of Judd Apatow, but "Kamper" nonetheless restates the obvious with self-effacing good humor and a sincere lump in its throat.

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Film Review: ‘The Have-Nots’

July 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"The Have-Nots" deserves praise for revealing an often transparent truth: that the ties that bind us to each other are irrevocably influenced by events over which we have no control.

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Film Review: ‘Fool Moon’

June 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Blame it on the moonlight if you will, but any folly stays resolutely earthbound in "Fool Moon," a plainly sincere but tooth-achingly precious directorial debut for actor-poet-filmmaker Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet.

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Harvey Nichols and Under Armour Take Top Film Lions at Cannes

June 25, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

CANNES, France—adam&eveDDB's "Shoplifters" spot for Harvey Nichols won the Film Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, while Droga5's "Rule Yourself: Michael Phelps" for Under Armour took the same prize in Film Craft. Film Lions jury president Joe Alexander, chief creative officer at The Martin Agency, said his jury was looking primarily for new ideas—approaches that haven't been seen before. "Shoplifters" certainly qualifies, he said. "The Grand Prix goes to a new way to use security camera footage to sell a rewards card, of all things, for a retailer. It's just a phenomenal piece," Alexander said. "I think the best pieces now cross over. This one ran in cinema, it ran as an incredible viral piece. It's a very modern piece of film that lived in both worlds." "Most of us on the jury had seen this piece on a computer screen before," added Film juror Ana Balarin, executive creative director at Mother London. "When we got to see it on the big screen—this had never happened to me in a jury room before—once it was finished, the whole jury room spontaneously started applauding. That says a lot about it

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Film Review: ‘Dr. Feelgood’

June 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Eve Marson’s documentary examines the case of a Virginian physician whose work with chronic-pain patients eventually got him convicted on numerous counts of “large-scale drug trafficking.”

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