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Lukas Moodysson

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    Lukas Moodysson, Teacher of Women's Stories: WE ARE THE BEST! Indeed

    "We Are the Best!" addresses issues relevant to women today with great power and directness—even if the film’s leads are in their preteens. In fact, the age of these characters makes Moodysson’s points all the more poignant, demonstrating that issues of acceptance and adaptation may start for women ...

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    This Weekend, Why 'Die in the West' When You Can Head to 'Night Moves' and 'Maleficent'? (TRAILERS)

    Though critics are pooh-poohing the tawdry, toilet-humor antics of Seth MacFarlane's "Million Ways to Die in the West," Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent" promises to be a fun family time-suck, while the weekend's indies offer something more to chew on.

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    Review: Lukas Moodysson’s Exuberant And Totally Punk 'We Are The Best!'

    Sometimes you don’t realize what you’ve been missing until it comes along, and until Lukas Moodysson’s “We Are The Best!” (exclamation mark totally earned!) we didn’t realize we’d been missing a female-fronted punk music and puberty story set in early ‘80s Stockholm. The film is a breath of fresh ai...

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    Review: Punk Rock Goes to Middle School in Lukas Moodysson's Adorable 'We are the Best!'

    If Yasujiro Ozu lived long enough to turn his camera on punk rock, the result might look something like Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's warm portrait of middle school angst.

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    The Movies That Changed My Life: Lukas Moodysson, Director Of 'We Are The Best!'

    The work of director Lukas Moodysson has always been challenging, with the filmmaker coming to the attention of cinephiles with 1998's "Fucking Åmål," and earning further attention for his often tough dramas such as "Lilja-4-Ever," "A Hole In My Heart" and "Mammoth." But Moodysson's latest couldn't ...

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    WATCH: New Clip and Trailer for Lukas Moodysson's Punk Band Comedy 'We Are The Best!'

    A new trailer has arrived for Lukas Moodysson's wonderful 1982-set coming-of-age comedy "We Are the Best!," following three pre-teen girls' attempts to start up a punk band. While Moodysson has been nothing if not experimental with tone, subject and setting in his recent films, "We Are the Best!" re...

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    Watch: Punk's Not Dead In U.S. Trailer For Lukas Moodysson's Punk Pic 'We Are The Best!'

    For some punk rock is a lifestyle, and for others it's a fashion statement, but for the trio in Lukas Moodysson's "We Are The Best!" it's an attitude, an energy that sees three young kids find themselves in an era of lipgloss and synthesizers.

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    Exclusive: Get Punk With Poster For Lukas Moodysson's 'We Are The Best!'

    While we don't have a full review up just yet, Lukas Moodysson's "We Are The Best!" made a strong enough impression on us on the festival circuit, that it made the honorable mentions of our list of The 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen. While the filmmaker is perhaps best known for his gritti...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Lukas Moodysson's Punk Pic 'We Are The Best!'

    With a slate of films during the ‘00s including “Lilja 4-ever," “Together," and “Mammoth," director Lukas Moodysson may not seem the most apt director for an upbeat, crowd-pleasing period rock drama. Yet that’s exactly what he’s done across the world with his new film “We Are The Best!” and a brand ...

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