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What you make of it

The first thing you should know about the International Film Series (IFS) is that, when you go, you will watch your movie in peace....

Big movies come in small films

It may be Hollywood’s biggest night, but the Academy Awards are much more than a TV show that trots out Hollywood’s elite and validates...

Through a sparkling glass

Children’s movies are fascinating triumphs of simplicity and clarity. Often these movies render complex issues so succinctly that they become masterworks full of sophisticated...

All our yesterdays: ‘45 Years’ haunted by the past

Marriage: two people come together, make a proclamation of lifelong devotion and fidelity and try their damnedest to carry it out. For some, it...

‘The Revenant’ punishes DiCaprio for Academy love

Without spoiling whether survivalist/tempting-bear-treat Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) survives The Revenant, we can still talk about one climactic shot. DiCaprio, having been maimed in...

Secrets between dead and living in ‘Flowers’

Ane (Nagore Aranburu) lives her life of quiet desperation one bland day at a time. Stuck in a loveless marriage and grappling with early...

Before ‘A long time ago…’

If I have seen further,” Sir Isaac Newton wrote to his peer, Robert Hooke, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The line...

‘The Hateful Eight’ is pointless, stupid garbage

Say this much for writer/director/foot fetishist/N-word-addict Quentin Tarantino when he finally made his first bad movie: he made one of the worst films ever....

Untamed adolescence

Once upon a time, there were five beautiful Turkish sisters whose parents died when they were very young. As a result, they were sent...

A team effort

It takes an army to make a movie. Behind the writers, directors, producers and actors, hundreds of unseen hands toil endlessly to set the...

I see you, 2016

OH man, 2016 has gotta feel so nervous, knowing its elder sibling, 2015, was so flinging-flanging good. Father Time has to be like, “No,...

Come and see

Two Decembers ago, New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote, “The year 2013 has been an amazing one for movies, though maybe every year is an amazing year for movies if one is ready to be amazed by movies.” True in 2013, and true in 2015 as cinema continues an upward ...
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