Archive for October, 2012

AFI Fest 2012

AFI Fest 2012

in AFI Fest

The AFI Festival was taking place from November 1st to November 8th in Hollywood at venues including Grauman’s Chinese theatre and the Egyptian theatre. Free tickets were available on the official website and at the box office. Bernardo Bertolucci is this year’s artistic director, presenting classics such as Murnau’s Sunrise, Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Game and Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre […]

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Unforgivable

Unforgivable

in French Movies

The latest film from French director André Téchiné (The Girl on the Train) is a perfect example of what American spectators usually expect from current French cinema and, to that extent, they should be satisfied: Unforgivable offers a gallery of twisted and decadent characters who cheat, lie and indulge in various vices, from sex to drugs. There are emblematic femmes […]

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The Master

The Master

in American Movies

Since his first feature, Hard Eight, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson has been building a solid filmography which culminated with the uncompromising oil epic There Will Be Blood. Mr. Anderson has, throughout the years, developed his own narrative and thematic signature, with a taste for charismatic and damaged characters often used as threads to make us explore particular universes or eras. […]

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Holy Motors

Holy Motors

in French Movies

I have a project: becoming crazy. Holy Motors leaves you groggy, as if you were awaking from sleepwalking. This magnificent work needs to be digested slowly; we not only get enveloped by this melancholic trip but also amused by the filmmaker’s carefree attitude. This film takes us from one emotion to another – confusing, irritating, annoying, sad, funny, beautiful, ugly, well-crafted and shaky -, […]

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