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The Commune | Toronto 2016

Based in part on director Thomas Vinterberg’s experiences growing up in a Copenhagen commune during the 1970s and ’80s and featuring a great performance by actress Trine Dyrholm.

By |September 8th, 2016|Family drama, Festivals, Scandanavia|0 Comments

Toronto 2016 Preview | Early Picks

A guide to navigate through the Toronto International Film Festival's labyrinth of choices.

By |September 5th, 2016|Festivals, Top Picks|0 Comments

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Has time been kind to waning publicity powerhouse Edina Monsoon and age-defying fashion editor Patsy Stone, after more than 20 years of imbibing every variety of chemical substance under the sun and fervently following every fashion trend?

By |July 22nd, 2016|Comedy, U. K.|1 Comment

Life, Animated

In his graceful and disarming documentary, filmmaker Roger Ross Williams gets inside the head of Owen Suskind, an autistic young man who learned how to communicate by taking his social and language cues from classic Disney cartoons.

By |July 1st, 2016|Pop Culture, Top Picks|0 Comments

Palme d’Or Winner “I, Daniel Blake” | Cannes 2016

Urgency. That was the main ingredient propelling many of the best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, including the winner of the Palme d’Or, I, Daniel Blake.

By |May 23rd, 2016|British Kitchen Sink, Crime, Festivals|0 Comments

Toni Erdmann | Cannes 2016

An observational, 160-minute-long family drama-cum-screwball comedy took critics by surprise at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

By |May 22nd, 2016|Comedy, Family drama, Festivals|0 Comments

Elle | Cannes 2016

Though rife with sexual violence and graphic dialogue, the last film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival was also the most elegantly made in the competition: Paul Verhoeven’s blunt, button-pushing, stinging comedy.

By |May 21st, 2016|Book adaptation, Festivals, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Red Turtle and My Life as a Courgette | Best First Films at Cannes 2016

This year, the two best films made by first-time feature filmmakers at Cannes were animated. Both movies are told with precision but without rigidity. In both cases, you won’t know where the free-flowing story is headed.

By |May 20th, 2016|Animated, Festivals|0 Comments

Captain Fantastic | Cannes 2016

Family friction plus quirky culture clashes plus road trip nearly equals Little Miss Sunshine.

By |May 18th, 2016|Festivals|0 Comments