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Reviews Cezanne et moi
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It’s 1888, and post-impressionist master Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) is furious with his old friend Émile Zola (Guillaume Canet) for what he has written in his novel L’œuvre (The Masterpiece). A fictitious account of Zola’s and Cézanne’s friendship, the character that Cézanne is so upset about is in…

Reviews gifted
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We might not have hit peak superhero yet – and at this rate, it probably won’t happen for another half-decade – but that doesn’t mean we can’t venture into multiplexes this weekend for another kind of heroism, the kind minus “super” in the description, but the kind of heroism that still features a familiar…

Reviews going in style
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Call off the search party. Zach Braff has been found, alive and still making films. After what many considered a quality first-time effort, Garden State, thirteen years ago, Braff went into hibernation – acting wise he was still around, but writing and directing wise, he wasn’t – returning three years ago with…

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Ghost in the Shell, a remake of the 1995 anime classic of the same name, has been swept in controversy since the moment Scarlett Johansson was announced as the lead. Accusations of Hollywood’s latest whitewashing have dominated much of the conversation surrounding this film, and with good reason. People of color are rarely afforded ..

Reviews All This Panic
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Ginger is mad at her best friend Lena again. When Ginger drank too much at a party last week, Lena took her phone and called her parents to let them know not that she was drunk, but that she wasn’t feeling well. “That’s not okay!” Ginger yells, angry that Lena would rat her out for something that’s no big deal anyway. “Everyone vomits”…

Reviews ghost in the shell
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A live-action remake, re-adaptation, or reimagining of director Mamoru Oshii’s (The Sky Crawlers, Avalon, Patlabor 2: The Movie) 1995 cyberpunk classic, Ghost in the Shell, has long been on the wish-list of anime enthusiasts. As always, be careful what you wish for. Given the production budget needed to give Masamune…

Reviews In Search of Israeli Cusine Poster
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Director Roger Sherman has made a film that defies the passive watching experience that so often accompanies his subject, injecting his film with varying points of view and brilliantly never revealing its own perspective on things. In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a film that challenges while it educates, teaches while it entertains.

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Cinema Paradiso (Arrow Academy) is director Giuseppe Tornatore’s valentine to the movies. Salvatore (Jacques Perrin), a successful film director, returns home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema during his childhood. He recalls his Sicilian childhood when he was a kid known as Toto (Salvatore Cascio) who helped out in the local movie theatre’s projection booth, learning to love movie magic and becoming a friend to the projectionist (Philippe Noiret).

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