Archive for November, 2015

Worst Movies of 2015

Worst Movies of 2015

in Bad Movies

A fun but somewhat painful exercise, here is our list of the worst movies of 2015. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive, being based solely on the movies we got the “chance” to watch … there are of course plenty of other atrocities out there if you have the stomach it – for more bad movies, visit our Razzie section and check out […]

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Daft Punk Unchained

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Back in 97, I remember being at the Borealis festival in Montpellier, France, and being blown away by two scruffy guys’ infectious set, some of the highlights including their noisy “Rollin’ and Sctachin’”, the muscular ”Da Funk” and their freshly baked hit “Around the World”.  Almost 20 years later the two young men have mutated into shiny robots, conquered the […]

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AFI Fest Awards 2015: Winners and Recap

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Here is the full list of AFI Fest 2015’s award winners as well as our recap. AFI Fest 2015 Award Winners New Auteurs Grand Jury Award: Land and Shade Special Jury Mention for Direction: Disorder Special Jury Mention for Screenplay: Desde Alla World Cinema Audience Award: Landfill Harmonic New Auteurs Audience Award: Mustang American Independents Audience Award: James White Breakthrough Audience Award: Ma […]

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AFI Fest 2015: Mid-Festival Recap

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We are already half-way through the festival so it’s time for short recap. Since the opening last Thursday with Angelina Jolie’s By The Sea (see picture below) which got pretty mixed reviews, AFI Fest delivered plenty of worthy content, whether it’s in terms of movies or events. On Friday there was the odd, intriguing Colin Farell-starrer The Lobster – you can read […]

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Love

in French Movies

Gaspar Noé’s latest much talked-about provocation isn’t exactly what you might expect: it isn’t just a 2-hour skin flick; it is a beautiful film. There are no improbable stunts here, no plumber coming to fix some girl’s pipes. There are lots of sex – some real, some fake – graced by beautiful bodies and an elegant light. And, to be frank, […]

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Today’s Top 5 AFI Fest Movies – Friday 6th 2015

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There are a lots of movies to catch today at AFI Fest so here’s our top 5: MacBeth: This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic looks stunning and stars Michael Fassbender (Frank) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night). The Lobster: a weird and original sci-fi tale starring Colin Farell – read our review of The Lobster. Egyptian Theatre, 6:00 p.m. Embrace of the Serpent: […]

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French Movies at AFI Fest 2015

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This year’s AFI Fest festival features a couple French movies worth mentioning. First, there is Dheepan (read our review) which won the much-coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), this film follows a refugee trying to flee his country to enter France, which is certainly a topical premise, knowing what’s currently going in Europe. Dheepan is playing […]

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