“[The Tree of Life is] an attempt at evoking answers to questions towards the universe, much like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, solidified by great performances from its cast, and a series of audacious sequences captured in breathtaking cinematography.”

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I Saw The Devil is definitely not for the faint at heart (or philistines for that matter since it’s subtitled). If you’re looking for something completely outside of the mainstream, weak Hollywood norm with a lot of gut-wrenching suspenseful moments, this just might hit that spot in the right way

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I caught the Blue Valentine screening and Q&A at the Angelika Film Center with director Derek Cianfrance. It was stellar! One of the best film experiences I’ve had this year. Here’s why…

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Young actor Aaron Johnson is too handsome to play John Lennon. Yet he can pull off a badass Elvis/Buddy Holly. And John Lennon was inspired by the best of them.

“Nowhere Boy” circles largely around John’s relationship with his mum Julia, played by effervescent Anne-Marie Duff, and his Aunt Mimi, played by Kristin [...]

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“I’m Still Here” was initially released by Magnolia Pictures as a documentary, and after recent development was re-labeled as a mockumentary, starring Joaquin Phoenix. His brother-in-law Casey Affleck directed the film; they both shared writing credentials. So, why the switch?

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The Runaways

On a sunshiny California day, 15-year-old Cherie Currie and her sister Marie stand on the sidewalk, horrified as they watch Cherie’s blood dripping down her legs to the pavement – a fitting opening scene for a movie that centralizes itself around blood, sweat, tears, and innocence lost at the hands of an [...]

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Azucar Amarga (Bitter Sugar)

This is an immaculate piece of cinema. I would recommend it to anyone that wishes to know about the terrible situation that the Cuban people found themselves in, under the 50 year tyranny of Castro. The
director, Leon Inaso, created a romantic film from a tragic true
story. [...]

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El Concierto

On March 10, 2010 By

Originally a Russian film directed by Radu Mihaileanu, El Concierto or Le Concert, was released mostly in Europe and translated only into Spanish and French. I saw the film in Madrid in its original Russian with Spanish subtitles. Now, for anyone who enjoys foreign films, you know how important the subtitles are in [...]

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