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A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:07 am | 0 Comment

A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the bizarre Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer met with some of the most vicious and infamous killers of the 1960s Indonesian genocide. In his second feature about those atrocities, it’s not Oppenheimer conducting the questioning, but someone with far more at stake. The result is a quiet marvel of more...

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Trailer for Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH

By at July 27, 2015 | 9:54 pm | 1 Comments

Trailer for Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH

Can you name the independent director smart enough to know that Elisabeth Moss should be a bona fide film star? Alex Ross Perry is the answer, he of the enticing throwback style (think Allen meets Cassavetes) that pervades his breakout The Color Wheel and critics' favorite, Listen Up Philip. In the latter film, Perry gives Moss a juicy supporting role as Jason more...

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The Sounds of Violence: THE TRIBE Film Review

By at July 23, 2015 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

The Sounds of Violence: THE TRIBE Film Review

4 / 5 stars The Tribe has the potential to be one of the most incendiary movies of 2015. It’s a little surprising that this multiple Cannes Film Festival award-winner hasn’t already inspired more vitriol, at least in the United States. Although the entire cast of The Tribe is deaf, and the entire film told only with sign language and body language (no subtitles), more...

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Training Days: RESULTS Film Review

By at June 13, 2015 | 10:36 am | 1 Comments

Training Days: RESULTS Film Review

4 / 5 stars Defining Andrew Bujalski’s Results as a "romantic comedy" or "love triangle" seems appropriate at first. But the genre format doesn't hold, quickly dissolving in this tangled story of two health nuts and a rich slob. The dialogue inhabits its own space, with an originality that Hollywood writers either don’t use or don’t get. And little surprises more...

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