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Berlin Film Review: ‘United States of Love’

19 February 2016 9:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The chilly landscape of Tomasz Wasilewski’s third feature pervades the characters as well as the environment, in stark contradiction to the intensity of emotion felt by the four leads. Set in 1990, just as the Soviet bloc is crumbling, “United States of Love” is an unevenly balanced and largely unforgiving look at four unhappy women, each with her own gnawing obsessions. Designed on one level to conjure the effects of a repressive society on women with few choices available, “Love” feels frigid even though Wasilewski (“Floating Skyscrapers”) likely wants to extend sympathy to their situations. Strikingly lensed by ace Romanian d.p. Oleg Mutu, this distancing drama will generate formal admiration but is unlikely to create waves notwithstanding brisk Berlinale sales.

The setting is a nondescript town of soulless apartment blocks, the kind familiar to all viewers of East European cinema with their isolating exteriors, dirt-field surroundings, and corridors seemingly »

- Jay Weissberg

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Species II & Species III / Species: The Awakening Blu-ray Details & Cover Art

13 January 2016 7:28 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On March 8th, Scream Factory will offer fans of the Species franchise a treat with their Blu-ray release of Species II and the double feature high-def debut of Species III and Species: The Awakening:

Press Release: The first Species movie offers a terrifying look at an experiment combining human and alien DNA. The result proves more dangerous and terrifying than anyone could have ever imagined. The ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids continued in three subsequent feature films.  Fans of widely popular Species movies rejoice as the long-awaited Blu-ray™ editions of Species II and Double Feature Presentation of Species III & Species – The Awakening Uncut and Unrated hit home entertainment shelves everywhere on March 8, 2016 from Scream Factory™.

Based on the characters created by Dennis Feldman (Species) and directed by Peter Medak (Rome Is Bleeding), Speciesii, the sequel to the 1995 science fiction thriller stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs »

- Derek Anderson

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