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    Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Icelandic Cinema

    The fact that Icelandic cinema exists at all is remarkable, given that the country only has around 320,000 inhabitants. The fact that it exists on a relatively large scale and on a level of quality that makes it worthy of celebration at such a large festival is a staggering achievement.

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    New To Netflix Streaming Review: Contained Drama 'Four' Explores Issues of Identity and Secrecy

    New To Netflix Streaming Review: Contained Drama 'Four' Explores Issues of Identity and Secrecy

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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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    Berlin Review: Claudia Llosa’s ‘Aloft’ Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy & Melanie Laurent

    Forgiveness, faith and falconry are among the motifs that run through Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s first English-language film “Aloft,” which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival this week. Like her previous two features—debut “Madeinusa” and Golden Bear-winning follow-up “The Milk Of Sorrow”—...

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    Critics Still Like 'House of Cards'; They Just Don't Take It Seriously.

    The biggest difference between reviews of 'House of Cards' second season and its first is that critics are liberated from having to treat the once-touted show as quality product.

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    PAFF 2014 Review: 'Anita' and the Politics of Sex, Race and Power

    The film is timely as it highlights issues surrounding sexual harassment that are very much alive today. The documentary is much less about Thomas and the specific allegations than it is about the backlash that women in particular, and victimized people in general, face when they decide to stand aga...

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    Review: Meandering & Unsatisfying 'Jimmy P.' Starring Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric

    If Freddie Quell came back from World War II as an unhinged animal, Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro) is the polar opposite, an intensely quiet but no less wounded man, who is out of sorts in post-war America. But he is also a Native American, which brings to his life a whole set of experiences (espec...

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    LatinoBuzz Review: Paraguayan Gritty Thriller '7 Boxes' Is A High-Speed Surprise

    7 Boxes is a promising example of using tested genre elements and adapting them into a new context to create an engaging piece. It certainly will leave audiences wondering what other stories will come out from the talented minds of these, and future Paraguayan directors.

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    Berlin Review: 'In Order Of Disappearance' Sees Stellan Skarsgård On A Blackly Hilarious Rampage Of Revenge

    In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with "A Somewhat Gentle Man," a film we reviewed in 2011. The duo return to the Be...

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