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Berlinale: A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery

Films with inordinately long running times are not only intensely emotional experiences, they are physically hard to complete too. There is only so long I can watch a movie for without succumbing to inertia, boredom, or a sore behind. A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery is truly next-level in this...
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Posted May. 2, 2016

Berlinale: L’Avenir

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher, teaching in a France going through changes. It is still the Sarkozy era and students are reliving the spirit of the 60s by striking outside her school. She is unperturbed by these left-wingers, saying that is up to her to teach philosophy without...
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Posted Apr. 30, 2016

Berlinale: Soy Nero

We live in a world defined by borders. Where you are from and what documentation you carry affects your rights as a human being. For Nero (Johnny Ortiz), in the film Soy Nero, despite growing up in Los Angeles, he finds himself deported back to Mexico. This seems inherently unfair,...
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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

Berlin Film Review: Kate Plays Christine

Was that even a documentary? What even is a documentary? These are the kinds of questions I was asking myself as I walked out of Kate Plays Christine, which must be one of the most bizarre documentaries ever made. It starts Kate Lyn Sheil as herself as she prepares to...
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Posted Mar. 2, 2016


Boar Film reviews Eden, a passionate look at the field of DJing that manages to transcend any one genre.
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Posted Jan. 4, 2016


Redmond reviews Gaspar Noe's latest film 'Love', a visually stunning and unfiltered examination of sex which stumbles due to weak acting and flat dialogue, but remains extremely compelling nonetheless.
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Posted Nov. 28, 2015