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    Berlin Review: Darkly Witty 'Calvary,' from Director John Michael McDonagh

    To the pantheon of memorable first lines -- from "Citizen Kane" and "Goodfellas" to "Patton" -- we can now add this from John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary," uttered by a parishioner to his priest in the confession box: "I first tasted semen when I was seven years old."

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    BERLINALE PRIZES: 'Black Coal' Takes Golden Bear, Americans Linklater and Anderson Settle for Silver Prizes

    The 64th Berlinale closed this evening with James Schamus's jury's surprise awarding of the Golden Bear, which many expected to go to Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” but went instead to Diao Yinan’s atmospheric noir, “Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice).”

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    Full List of Berlin Film Festival Winners

    Diao Yinan's "Black Coal, Thin Ice" (Bai Ri Yan Huo) took home the Golden Bear at a ceremony tonight at the Berlin International Film Festival. A jury led by James Schamus decided the prizes, also giving Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" the Silver Bear for best director, and Wes Anderson's "The Grand B...

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    Watch The Berlin Film Festival's Awards Ceremony (Live Stream)

    The Berlin International Film Festival is handing out its awards tonight in the German capital, with jury head James Schamus and company (including Greta Gerwig and Christoph Waltz) announcing their decision for the Golden Bear -- among other awards.

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    Berlin Review: Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

    Ever watched a 30-second perfume commercial and thought “Man, the decadent wonderland they’ve created here is so glorious and rich I wish this could go on forever?” No? Well, neither has anyone ever, but that hasn’t stopped Christophe Gans from addressing that imaginary need with his ghastly, overbl...

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    Berlin Review: ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ A Distinct But Confounding Noir Tale

    One of the major narratives coming into the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, which ends this weekend, was the inclusion of three Chinese films in the main competition. And each of those films in turn seemed to represent an aspect of a national cinema that is still, to those of us in the West, often someth...

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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: 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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