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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘The Confessions’

Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘The Confessions’
Roberto Andò takes great delight in destabilizing established orders, if only on-screen. In 2013’s euphoriant “Long Live Freedom,” he substituted a worn-out center-left politician with his over-the-top twin brother — a philosopher just released from the psychiatric hospital — who ultimately proved to be a much more popular and visionary candidate. Now, in his quasi-metaphysical thriller “The Confessions,” the Italian director disrupts a G8 summit by slipping in a mysterious and unorthodox monk, casting the same actor (Italian idol Toni Servillo) in the lead. As Andò told audiences before the film’s premiere at the Karlovy Vary film fest, “‘The Confessions’ was born from a feeling of dissatisfaction toward how the power is handled” — and that very contemporary and international concern should offer the Italian film a rich life beyond its own borders.

Somewhere in Germany, in a luxury hotel requisitioned by the G8 organizers and placed under the highest supervision, leaders
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The Midas Flesh #1 Promises Grand Adventure

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The Midas Flesh #1 of 8

Written by Ryan North

Art by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb

Covers By John Keogh, Emily Patridge, Noelle Stevenson

Published by Boom! Studios

If prodded or enticed or just listened too, children will tell stories. These stories often combine disparate elements: dinosaurs, war, robots, fighting, other stories, and they usually end with the adult or the young story teller losing interest. Looked at from a distance, or analyzed for a deeper meaning, thesestories fall apart as childish whimsy. At first blush, The Midas Flesh seems like one of those stories, relying on its absurdities to keep it together and hoping no one notices. Instead, the first issue sets up an intriguing science fiction premise then another, successfully combining them into adventurous whimsy without sacrificing the stakes.

From its premise to its art, The Midas Flesh takes after Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Ode to Kirihito) in the best way.
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The Berlin File (2013) Movie Trailer: Ryoo Seung-wan, Gianna Jun

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The Berlin File Trailer. Ryoo Seung-wan‘s The Berlin File (2013) movie trailer stars Gianna Jun, Ha Jeong-woo, Werner Daehn, John Keogh, and Numan Acar. The Berlin File‘s plot synopsis: “Exposed by their government, a North Korean spy and his wife attempt to escape pursuing Korean agents as they flee Berlin.” We previously published The Berlin [...]

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The Berlin File (2013) Teaser Trailer: Ha Jeong-woo, Ryoo Seung-wan

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The Berlin File Trailer. Ryoo Seung-wan‘s The Berlin File (2013) teaser trailer stars Ha Jeong-woo, Gianna Jun, Werner Daehn, John Keogh, and Numan Acar. The Berlin File‘s plot synopsis: “Exposed by their government, a North Korean spy and his wife attempt to escape pursuing Korean agents as they flee Berlin.” The Berlin File was “shot [...]

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