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Mommy

As humbling as it is jarring, “Mommy” is a top-notch roller coaster of conflicting emotions. Continue reading

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Two Days, One Night

A social drama with real sting & a commanding turn by Marion Cotillard, this is a fascinating field study of life on the financial fringes of the working class. Continue reading

You’ll Be a Man (Tu Seras un Homme)

A warm, engaging drama that deals with both coming-of-age and parenting issues — one of the Indy Film Fest’s best. Continue reading

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A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1971)

The main character’s virginity (or lack thereof) is highly suspect, but the overall schlock value certainly is not in “A Virgin Among the Living Dead.”
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You Will Be My Son

“You WIll Be My Son” is a slow-burn French thriller with a dark side — a Hitchcockian family affair with thrills aplenty. Continue reading

British Film Focus

Behind the curtain into the Hasidic Jewish community, an Irish priest’s life is threatened, Freddie Mercury and “Lawrence of Arabia.” Continue reading

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Blue is the Warmest Color

With literary elegance, two perfect performances and a powerful erotic charge that’s explicit but not exploitative, this French epic is one of the year’s best. Continue reading

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Two Men in Manhattan

“Two Men in Manhattan” is a masterful piece of forgotten cinema blending American noir aesthetics with French stylization. Continue reading

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Amour

“Amour” is an immensely powerful testament to true companionship and how love endures over time. Continue reading

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Starbuck

This Canadian comedy is so primed for its American remake, it’s practically American itself. Continue reading

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