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    Berlin Review: 'Inbetween Worlds' a Strong, Affecting German-Afghan Military Drama

    A German soldier back for a second tour in Afghanistan, Jesper is a man in turmoil: His brother, also a soldier, was killed there, not far from where Jesper is now stationed as commander of a squad protecting the village of a local (and friendly) militia. Tarik, a young Afghan working as a translato...

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    Berlin Review: Stellan Skarsgaard Is a Killing Machine In Enjoyable Dark Comedy 'In Order Of Disappearance'

    Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s previous collaboration with Stellan Skarsgard, “A Somewhat Gentle Man,” was an enjoyable black comedy involving the offbeat exploits of a newly released criminal. For his followup, “In Order of Disappearance,” Moland flips the equation, casting Skarsgard as a ...

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    Berlin Review: Brilliant Faux Documentary 'The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq' (CLIP)

    One of the happy surprises of the Berlinale is “L’enlevement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq).” Guillaume Nicloux’ 90-minute film is a faux documentary inspired by the real-life and still-unexplained disappearance of the celebrated and reclusive French author, who didn’t ...

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    Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip from Berlin Premiere 'Thou Wast Mild and Lovely,' Starring Joe Swanberg

    TOH! has scored an exclusive clip from Berlin premiere "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely," starring Joe Swanberg in an uncharacteristically dark, dramatic role. The film is helmed by Josephine Decker (who previously starred in Swanberg's "Art History"). She has a second film at Berlin, "Butter on the Latch...

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    From Berlin With Love: How Nick Hornby’s ‘A Long Way Down,’ Starring Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots, Rejects the Conventions of Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is always a mixed proposition: a celebration for those in love or doom’s day for the lonely singletons desperate for companionship. At least, that’s what most romance films want us to believe — not to mention the lists. All sorts of lists: the top 10 romance films, the top 50 romance...

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    Berlin Review: Fruit Chan's Post-Apocalyptic 'The Midnight After' Is a Wry Satire That Demands Your Attention

    Hong Kong's densely populated metropolitan society is the on the verge of sliding into chaos, or at least that's the tantalizing possibility explored in wry allegorical terms by director Fruit Chan in his erratic but entertaining post-apocalyptic satire "The Midnight After."

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    Berlin Review: ‘Another World’ An Energetic But Unsatisying Look At The Rise And Fall Of The ‘Occupy’ Movement

    How soon is too soon? It’s the meta question posed by Fisher Stevens’ and Rebecca Chaiklin’s documentary “Another World,” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this week, and which, despite its thoroughgoing nature, unrivalled access and exuberant, pacy vibe, feels strangely out of focus. It d...

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    WATCH: Four Charming Clips from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    A charming new clip from Wes Anderson's Berlin fave "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has arrived via Fox Searchlight, in which Zero (Tony Revolori) hatches a plan to protect baker Agatha (Saoirse Ronan). Watch that clip, plus three previously released teases, here.

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    Anna Soler-Pont's Debut Film as Producer and Scriptwriter of Traces of Sandalwood

    Anna Soler-Pont has run the Pontas Literary Agency in Barcelona since 1992. She was one of the early adopters of an attempt that is still being made to establish a market for books which become film. She has brokered deals with her writers to make movie deals many times but, through Pontas Films (a ...

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    Berlin Review: ‘Cesar Chavez’ Starring Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson And John Malkovich

    An intermittently compelling overview of a movement, but only a cursory portrait of a man, “Cesar Chavez,” directed by Diego Luna and premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival this week, is a well-intentioned, respectable and respectful biopic. But the conservative format of the film, tha...

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