True Stories of Political Oppression, Grief Recovery and Imitation Games
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True Stories of Political Oppression, Grief Recovery and Imitation Games

Review: Portrait of the Artist in Boyhood
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Review: Portrait of the Artist in Boyhood

“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the…

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The Bittersweet Celebration of Life Itself
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The Bittersweet Celebration of Life Itself

What we know about life: it lasts mere seconds by any measure. What we know…

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Mommy – Xavier Dolan’s Breathtaking, Revisionist Coming of Age
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Mommy – Xavier Dolan’s Breathtaking, Revisionist Coming of Age

The Search: From Silent Films to the War in Chechnya
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The Search: From Silent Films to the War in Chechnya

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius has shifted his focus from riffing on famous genres to making…

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Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream
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Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream

“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to…

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Maps to the Stars: Cronenberg’s Best Film in a Decade
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Maps to the Stars: Cronenberg’s Best Film in a Decade

“I started making plans to kill my own kind,” Violent Femmes David Cronenberg is an…

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The Homesman – Haunted by How the West was Won
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The Homesman – Haunted by How the West was Won

The Homesman works as both an entertaining western as well as a subtle commentary on…

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Philippe Lacôte Run is Magical Realism in a Time of Crisis
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Philippe Lacôte Run is Magical Realism in a Time of Crisis

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – the Reappearance of Character
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – the Reappearance of Character

The romantic comedy genre has been gang raped by small-minded fantasy pushers. There was a…

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