Archive for September, 2015

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Olvidados

in Bolivian Movies

Arriving on our screens after having enjoyed quite a glorious run in South America, this big budget Bolivian/Mexican production sheds light on a dark era known as Operation Condor where Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay joined force to eradicate communism, imprisoning, torturing and executing militants, thinkers and innocents alike. Alternating between present time and flashbacks, Olvidados (Forgotten) uses a Bolivian […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: September 29th 2015

in Blu-Ray Releases

After taking a break last week due to the absence of worthy Blu Ray releases, we are back with some interesting titles this week. First, Criterion Collection is releasing Wes Anderson’s beautiful and odd Moonrise Kingdom about two kids running away from a camp. There’s also the 25th Anniversary Edition of Martin Scorsese’s classic Goodfellas, which doesn’t need any introduction. In […]

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Breathe

in French Movies

For her sophomore directing effort, the French actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds, Enemy) explores once again relationships between women, this time focusing on a couple teenage girls. Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is a studious and introverted 17-year old girl raised in a broken home. While she seems to see her young mother (Isabelle Carré – Romantics Anonymous, Beautiful Memories) almost as […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: September 15th 2015

in Blu-Ray Releases

There is not much happening on the Blu-Ray front this week, except for fans of silly car chases, which will run to go get their copy of the guilty pleasure Furious 7. On a more serious note, the Criterion Collection is releasing Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance, a movie that explores three alternative narrative routes. There’s also yet another edition of the […]

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The Golden Dream

in Mexican Movies

While there have been quite a few films about the long and perilous expedition that migrating illegally to the US is, The Golden Dream (La Jaula de Oro) certainly hits our screens at the right time, the current migrating situation in Europe – mostly Iraqis, Syrians, Africans fleeing their respective countries for Germany, France, Spain and the UK. – making […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: September 8th 2015

in Blu-Ray Releases

Another pretty poor week when it comes to Blu-Ray releases. Besides our pick, the main release that caught our attention is Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi (read my old Zatoichi review here), my favorite Japanese filmmaker taking on the blind swordsman’s myth and delivering a colorful, bloody, comic-style version of the old Japanese series. Another movie worth the watch is the Coen Brothers’ […]

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