3 items from 2014
In 1982, Meryl Streep had already made a big splash in the motion picture industry, having won a Supporting Actress Oscar for 1979’s Kramer vs. Kramer, and securing a Supporting Actress nomination prior to that for 1978’s The Deer Hunter and a Best Actress nomination for 1981’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman. With Sophie’s Choice, the actress snapped up the Best Actress Oscar pretty much without a contest—everyone knew that if she didn’t win, then a terrible crime had been committed by the Academy. In short, in this reviewer’s opinion, Streep’s performance in Sophie’s Choice is one of the greatest pieces of acting ever presented on the silver screen. Period. Since then, Streep has gone on to prove, over and over, that she is arguably the most talented actress in the history of cinema, but Sophie remains her masterpiece. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Anyone who’s seen Sophie’s Choice knows the scene. A frightened Polish mother stands in line for the German concentration camps, holding her young daughter while her young son huddles closely against her. A rapacious Nazi officer makes some lurid remarks and then demands that Sophie choose which of her children will survive. Only one. The other will die. Sophie protests. She screams. And then… she decides.
- Jeff Labrecque
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, and in commemoration we're proud to present Anne Aghion's acclaimed My Neighbor, My Killer world wide. Filmed over the course of a decade, the film follows the Gacaca Tribunals—community-run courts where citizens judge their neighbors and perpetrators. The film has screened at numerous festivals such as Cannes, the San Francisco and Vancouver International Film Festivals, and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, where Aghion won the Néstor Almendros award for courage in filmmaking. My Neighbor, My Killer is a powerful inside look at a people’s attempt to rebuild their nation.
"Anne Aghion asks a lot of tough questions in My Neighbor, My Killer, the fourth and last in her series of films about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. But the most difficult, posed on the posters for her new film, may be this: after the killing has ceased, and order has been restored, »
3 items from 2014
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