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A modest milestone.
If nothing else, Selma has a sense of irony. Still, it’s an irony that’s airtight and writ large. In theory at least, it’s a way of saying, ‘Hey folks, we see the big picture and we won’t let it get away’. Selma, in a way, is a reminder of a sour...
Jesus walks.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: For the committed watcher of Ewan McGregor, the opening minutes of Last Days in the Desert, Rodrigo Garcia’s spare, luminous retelling of Jesus’s 40 days spent fasting in the desert, offers distilled pleasure.
A Ukranian eccentric presents an alarmingly plausible theory about the Chernobyl disaster.
A well-deserved Sundance grand jury prizewinner in the World Cinema documentary category, The Russian Woodpecker is a complex film about Chernobyl that is also surprisingly, richly enjoyable. Chad Gracia's first feature juggles Ukrainian/Russian...
Watch an interview with Cate Blanchett before she was famous (above) Watch Margaret and David review 'Elizabeth' (above, video 2) Margaret's comments: 
Lovers of 17th century baroque music will be enthralled by Tous les Matins du Monde, which explores the refined world of Sainte Colombe, played by(Jean-Pierre Mariellle, the man who popularised the viola. His story is told by Marais (Gerard...