Posts Tagged ‘film’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Mustang’

May 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

West European sensibilities unmistakably mark “Mustang,” a potent drama about five sisters forced to suppress their burgeoning sensuality.

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China Box Office: ‘Ultron’ takes 90% of Weekly Total

May 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” replaced “Furious 7” at the top of the Chinese box office, with another blistering start.

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Film Review: ‘One Cut, One Life’

May 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“One Cut,” in rehashing old problems and trying to resolve multiple unresolved issues already exposed in previous films, proves as exasperating as it is weirdly compelling.

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Cannes Film Review: Amy Winehouse Documentary ‘Amy’

May 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Self-destructive" is the label commonly attached by armchair pop psychologists to tragic figures like Amy Winehouse, the nervy, unruly and viciously talented British jazz-soul singer.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sleeping Giant’

May 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A near-tangible slick of midsummer sweat sits heavily atop each scene in Andrew Cividino's diverting debut feature "Sleeping Giant," lending welcome sensual specificity to coming-of-age material that otherwise paddles in familiar waters.

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CANNES: No End To Wanda’s Global Ambition

May 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese property and entertainment giant unveils "The Ghouls" at Cannes, confirms global cinema ambitions.

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Andrey Zvyagintsev To Head Shanghai Festival Jury

May 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director of last year’s Cannes revelation “Leviathan,” has been set as president of the jury at next month’s Shanghai International Film Festival.

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Film Review: ‘The Ocean of Helena Lee’

May 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Easy to admire texturally, but the script’s narrative shapelessness and pretentiously poetical dialogue are hard to take.

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Cannes: Variety Critics on the Films They Can’t Miss

May 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Variety critics Justin Chang, Peter Debruge and Scott Foundas weigh in on their must-see movies at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (in as brief a manner as possible). (Click image for large preview.)

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Film Review: “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”

May 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” and “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” Felix Herngren’s “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” sees the whimsical potential in a haiku-like title.

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