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Paulina | Review

12 hours ago

She’s Having a Baby: Mitre Explores the Yoke of Victimhood in Uncomfortable Drama

Argentina’s Santiago Mitre scores his first international success with his third feature, Paulina, which took home the Grand Prize out of Critics’ Week at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Fipresci Prize.

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- Eric Lavallée

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The Beguiled | Review

22 June 2017 10:05 AM, PDT

The Last Seduction: Coppola Eschews Subtext with High Profile Remake

Claiming to be a closer adaptation to Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel than the famed 1971 Don Siegel version starring Clint Eastwood, Sofia Coppola’s remake of The Beguiled unfortunately seems a missed opportunity.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Spotlight on a Murderer | Blu-ray Review

20 June 2017 3:00 PM, PDT

An influential but often overlooked originator of French surrealism would be genre stalwart Georges Franju, still best remembered for his 1960 masterpiece, Eyes without a Face.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Life | Blu-ray Review

20 June 2017 2:25 PM, PDT

Daniel Espinosa’s blatant Alien carbon copy Life may have received overwhelmingly mixed reviews, but the sixty million budget endeavor ended up taking in just short of one-hundred million in its worldwide haul (plus netted the director another crack at directing Jake Gyllenhaal in a recently project).

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Florida Project | 2017 Cannes Film Festival Review

20 June 2017 11:35 AM, PDT

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah: Baker Offers A Portrait of the South Like No Other

This time out we can move away from lazily defining  Sean Baker‘s cinema as “micro”.

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- Eric Lavallée

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The Criterion Collection: Ugetsu | Blu-ray Review

20 June 2017 11:05 AM, PDT

A cornerstone of Japanese cinema, Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1953 masterpiece Ugetsu at last receives an updated transfer from the Criterion collection.

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Criterion Collection: The Marseille Trilogy | Blu-ray Review

20 June 2017 10:35 AM, PDT

Marcel Pagnol’s famed Marseille Trilogy receives a loving placement in the Criterion Collection after its theatrical Us restoration release in early 2017 courtesy of Janus Films.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Frantz | Blu-ray Review

20 June 2017 10:05 AM, PDT

France’s Francois Ozon scored one of his most critically acclaimed ventures in years with 2016’s Frantz, which was the auteur’s third time competing in the Venice Film Festival, where it nabbed lead Paula Beer the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress.

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- Nicholas Bell

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