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Coming in 2016: Tilda Swinton in A BIGGER SPLASH

By at September 1, 2015 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment

Coming in 2016: Tilda Swinton in A BIGGER SPLASH

Yes, word of a new Tilda Swinton film is reason to stop what you're doing and pay attention. But when she's surrounded by other very pretty people on a volcanic Mediterranean island AND she's playing a rock star... this feels like a whole bunch of upside. The film is A Bigger Splash, from I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino. The cast: :: Matthias Schoenaerts (the more...

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A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:07 am | 1 Comments

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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