Thursday, August 5, 2021

Film Review: 'Paradise: Love' peels away layers perpetuated by Disney gloss...

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The first part in what is bound to be a difficult if powerful trilogy to sit through, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love patiently and subtly unfurls...

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...

Film Review: ‘Only God Forgives’ is a problematic, distancing art film

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Note: This is an in-depth analytical review, several weeks after the U.S. premiere of this film. It may contain spoilers. * * * * After breaking...

‘Compliance’ reveals horrific dimensions of social behavior – a film review

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Before any second of action starts in Compliance, director Craig Zobel wants to make sure the audience knows something. Prior to a bizarre, stomach-churning...

Neruda blends fact and fiction for refreshing test of the biopic...

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Last year, Chilean director Pablo Larraín made his English language debut with an unorthodox biopic on Jacqueline Kennedy (Jackie uses strong performance, meticulous staging...

The Childhood of a Leader presents obscure yet potent portrait of...

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The directorial feature debut by American writer/actor Brady Corbet offers an arcane psychological portrait of a little boy who grows up to become a fascist leader. The storytelling...

Fences‘ writing stands above all else in the movie version —...

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Something becomes quickly apparent in Denzel Washington's version of August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony winning 1983 play: It's screenplay is stronger than its existence as a...

The dark stillness of ‘The American’

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With the American, Anton Corbijn follows up his debut feature Control, a movie about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, with a thriller far removed...

Endless Poetry continues Jodorowsky’s reckoning with art and family via beautiful...

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“Rejoice your sufferings. Thanks to them, you will reach me.” -- Alejandro Jodorowsky That was one of the final lines in filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s previous...

Mistress America explores the power of friendship beyond ego with endearment...

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Writer/director Noah Baumbach's insights into human behavior seem to grow more astute with every film he makes. Somehow he finds charms in the flaws of people and...