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An eccentric father and his conservative corporate daughter engage in an increasingly bizarre battle of wills that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Every year there’s outrage about who’s been left off the Academy Awards’ nominations for Best Foreign Film, but nobody’s disputing the highly original and often hilarious German drama Toni Erdmann fully deserves its place on the list of nine...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's espionage thriller, which finds the rabble-rousing director of yore in an unusually muted mood.
The buzz on Snowden, Oliver Stone’s biopic about the young security contractor responsible for the worst leak of government secrets in US history, is that it is further proof that the director has lost his mojo....
François Ozon's loose adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch's 'Broken Lullaby' is a tender, involving love story set in post-World War I Europe.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: A bit of melancholy intrigue opens Frantz, François Ozon’s satisfying, well-turned World War I melodrama, a loose adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s little-known 1932 film Broken Lullaby. Visiting the grave of her...
No winners in story of vindictive victory.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: At first the screen is dark and all we hear is heavy breathing, the kind that suggests an animal lying in wait. Like so much in this deeply unsettling film, the effect is rattling, claustrophobic, and rather punishing. What ...
Gorgeously lit and sumptuously costumed dance sequences complement a central narrative that remains frustrating.
Now in her 80s, María Nieves Rego is bright-eyed, and henna-haired. She’s still light on her feet as she walks the streets of modern Buenos Aires. Talking straight to camera, she defiantly says she regrets nothing. Except for Juan Carlos Copes....