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'In Darkness' finds humanity plumbing the sewers of Lvovnew

The darkness that pervades Agnieszka Holland's new film is figurative and physical. In Darkness (nominated to a Best Foreign Film Oscar) begins with a bungled burglary attempted under cover of night.
San Antonio Current  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  04-02-2012  |  Reviews

The Foreign Film Manifestonew

As Steven Kellman rightfully says, San Antonio is a hellhole for foreign films.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopeteguin  |  02-08-2012  |  Movies

A Week Without Movie Stars at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festivalnew

For years Montreal's festival ran neck and neck with the Toronto Film Festival, competing to premiere films from the same pool of foreign and independent releases. But as Toronto secured its position by bringing in more big Hollywood pictures, Montreal continued to rely on foreign films. And with fewer of those picked up for North American distribution every year, the pool of high-profile picks shrank steadily.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  09-11-2009  |  Movies

'O'Horten': Sentiment Sans Schmaltznew

Who knew a film about a 67-year-old railroad engineer could be so entertaining?
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

The Oscar-Winning 'Departures' Is Good, but Not That Goodnew

While moving and carefully done, Departures is hardly revelatory -- it sticks to tear-jerking iterations on circle-of-life themes. As the Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, the film's greatest profundity reveals more about the questionable decisions being made by the Academy than those of love, death, or life.
The Portland Mercury  |  Marjorie Skinner  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

Head of the Classnew

Almodóvar's latest film is a lurid, contrived, gratuitously sexy (especially homo-sexy) thriller with a smirk on its face and a cigarette holder sinking hot ash into the shag carpet.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  12-22-2004  |  Reviews

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