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Blood Brothers (Film Review: “What We Do in the Shadows”)

New Zealand’s mashup of Big Brother-Meets-Dark Shadows-Meets-Twilight. A genre teasing vampire movie that is one bloody good time. Continue Reading →


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Nordic Noir Goes West (Film Review: “The Salvation”)

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green reunite in a gripping Danish homage to the Hollywood Western which – built on Revenge – rings both silent and furious. Continue Reading →


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The Reluctant Partner (Film Review: “Me, Myself and Her”)

An intelligent, character-driven film about a middle-aged same-sex couple in the Eternal City in which one partner may not be playing for keeps. Continue Reading →


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Frozen in Translation (Film Review: “Journey to Greenland”)

Two Frenchmen, a remote village on the arctic ice, polar bears and seal eyes, and family redefined make up the gentle and genial Journey to Greenland. Continue Reading →


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Not My Daughter Too (Movie Review: “Dukhtar”)

A stirring drama from Pakistan about a mother’s desperate mission to protect her young daughter from a tribal marriage at age ten. And no, this is not a period piece; it’s today. Continue Reading →


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The Fury of the Fjord (Film Review: “The Wave”)

The Wave transforms scientific probability data into a naturalistic nightmare as only Nordic Cinema could imagine. Continue Reading →


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Jackass Jihadis (Film Review: “Four Lions”)

A wildly funny yet disturbing spoof of Islamic terrorism at the hands of wannabe, bumbling jihadis. Think radicalized Jackass meets the Three Stooges. Continue Reading →