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    'Phoenix' Reviews: A Postwar-set Masterwork By Way of 'Vertigo'

    The ending of Christian Petzold's new film has everyone talking.

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    TIFF Review: Christian Petzold's Eloquent German Post-War Drama 'Phoenix' Starring Nina Hoss

    Survival tales set during the Second World War and around the Nazi era, have been the social environment of many a film. The horrors of the Holocaust and the madness of an ideology shattered an entire nation’s culture, and damaged it to the point of necessary re-creation. As far as movies go, it’s a...

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    TIFF Trailer: Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix' Starring Nina Hoss

    If you've been paying attention to world cinema at all, Christian Petzold is likely a name known to you. The filmmaker broke out in a big way with his 2008 feature "Jerichow," and his powerful 2012 effort "Barbara" only cemented his reputation. Now the director is back with "Phoenix," and the first ...

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    Must-See: German Oscar Entry 'Barbara,' Starring Nina Hoss, One of 2012's Best, Hits DVD and Blu-Ray

    "Barbara," Germany's haunting 2012 Oscar entry, is Christian Petzold's fifth collaboration with luminous actress Nina Hoss. She plays an intrepid East Berlin doctor in 1980 who has been sent to the boonies as punishment for wanting to leave the country. I put the film on my ten best list; so did bot...

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    Hal Hartley To Close Off 'Henry Fool' Trilogy With 'Ned Rifle,' Louis Leterrier Reteaming With Luc Besson For 'Sea At War'

    Hal Hartley’s recent work hasn’t been as high profile as his films back in the ‘90s, but it looks like the director is back in action yet again, with a continuation of one of his best known pictures. This time, the project is “Ned Rifle,” which is a follow-up to his previous films “Henry Fool” and “...

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    Berlin Review: German Klondike Western 'Gold' Is 'Meek's Cutoff' For Dummies

    A universe away from the German bounty hunter roaming the Old West in "Django Unchained," the European adventurers in "Gold" hail from a more traditional playbook. Director Thomas Arsland's watchable oater only maintains a uniqueness for the sheer presence of German characters involved in a plight m...

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    The Breakout Performances Of 2012

    One of the great thrills of being a movie fan is discovery. In a few weeks, we'll be rolling out our lists of the films we're looking forward to in 2013, many of which come from established names. And yet invariably, many of the best movies that will surprise us over the next twelve months will be o...

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