Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Scarred Hearts or death in the time of nationalism — a...

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This past week, the Miami Jewish Film Festival announced the prize-winning movies of its 20th annual edition of the festival. The Hungarian movie 1945 won...

On the Bizarre-O New Wave of Greek cinema

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This weekend, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, one of the more bold art houses in South Florida, will indulge in a weekend of films from...

To accept the death of celluloid

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The subtitle to this blog celebrates the organic, hands-on work it takes to bring both music and movies to audiences. I owe my wife...

In Sweet Bean compassion heals all wounds – a film review

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Sweet Bean is a deeply moving depiction of true friendship and a lesson on how to appreciate life through the world around us -- including...

Romanian New Wave – 5 top films

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Cinema is one of those art mediums that can succinctly introduce us to the zeitgeist of a particular country. Since the fall of the...

The Look of Silence explores aftermath of genocide with startling cinematic...

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It takes a strong constitution to look into the abyss presented by The Look of Silence, the latest documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer, the Oscar-nominated director behind...

Bertolucci returns to select cinemas with slight drama 'Me and You'...

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With its drama mostly unfolding in the cellar of a high-rise in Rome, Me and You (Io e te ) probably stands as legendary...

Good Time offers riveting drama with a distinctive, earthbound voice —...

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With their audacious new movie Good Time, Josh and Ben Safdie present a harsh, unblinking look at a criminal so beholden to his narcissism...

Vincent Moon retrospective in Miami — A review

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I've been a fan of Vincent Moon since 2010, however, I had never heard about him until last week. Before then, I had spent countless hours...

Plaza de la Soledad offers a non-judgmental take on prostitution —...

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The new documentary Plaza de la Soledad is an artistic rumination on aging that presents interwoven stories of different low-income Mexican women who are...