Thursday, March 4, 2021

In Kedi cats rule the streets and offer insight into Turkish...

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Kedi is a new documentary seemingly about street cats in Turkey. However, director Ceyda Torun goes so deep, she opens her storytelling to offer...

'X-Men: Days of Future Past:' an Independent Ethos take on a...

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With X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer returns to directing the characters he first successfully brought to the big screen more than 10 years...

‘Declaration of War’ finds humor and joy in a dark place

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Though dealing with quite a morbid subject: a toddler stricken with a malignant brain tumor, the French film Declaration of War tackles the subject...

Independent Spirit Awards hijacked by Weinstein

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Silver Linings Playbook should have won nothing at the Independent Spirit Awards last night. Beyond the fact that this movie just is not that good...

The Big Sick offers quaint comedic drama on love, prejudice and...

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Based on his experiences as a first generation Pakistani man living in the U.S., Kumail Nanjiani and his girlfriend, Emily V. Gordon’s script for...

Director of Beach Boys pic Love & Mercy talks about externalizing...

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The story of The Beach Boys is so much more fascinating than most assume. The band behind such early 1960s hits as "Surfin' Safari"...

Film Review: ‘Leviathan’ presents gritty visual poem of sea creature harvest

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Though the documentary Leviathan unfolds on a fishing vessel on the tumultuous high seas, this is far from the cinematic version of “the Deadliest...

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem shows how to make a...

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In their new film, the Israeli sibling writer/directors Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, pull a sort of magic trick in cinema. Gett:  The Trial...

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is all film noir...

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There’s an inherit problem to the Sin City movies. With so much visual flair, any sense of substance feels obscured by its imagery. As...

‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’: the last of the great...

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Though it was David Bowie's first starring role in a feature film, Nicolas Roeg's 1976 movie the Man Who Fell to Earth is far...