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Only Lovers Left Alive

The only thing wrong with Jim Jarmusch’s sumptuous film Only Lovers Left Alive is the title. It baffles me why so many directors, or whoever picks the titles, insist on choosing such confusing ones. I like my film titles to tell me what I’m in (...)

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The Wolf of Wall Street - Leo’s Cheeks

REVIEW: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET By James Skipp @JamesSkipp There was one thought that kept gnawing at my brain during a recent trip to see Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street: was it possible to cook a three-course meal inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s (...)

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Girlfriend Boyfriend

Charting the relationship of three close friends whilst set to the backdrop of a changing political climate in Taiwan. This Golden Horse Award winning drama directed by Ya-Che Yang, succeeds at drawing the viewer into the intimate relationship (...)

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Ruby Sparks

In Ruby Sparks, Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is a lonely novelist who hasn’t written a book in ten years, since he was 19. In a Stranger Than Fiction-like fiasco, the words he begins to write start to materialise into real life happenings. In a (...)

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Santiago 73 Post Mortem (sortie le 16 février 2011)

De ce qui se passa en 1973 au Chili, il en est question et il n’en est pas. Du coup d’état de Pinochet et des horreurs qui s’en suivirent on en entend parler et l’on en entend rien non plus. De la folie des hommes et d’un homme en particulier, on en (...)

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Blue Valentine

There are moments in Blue Valentine that could have been horrific. I walked into the cinema hoping to see a film that would trace the mutation of the sublime into the mundane. The same cinema, in fact, where I saw Moon last year. Moon, however, (...)

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Nino’s Place

11 am on 11 July 1995, from his local radio station, 26 year-old Nino announced to the rest of the world the fall of Srebrenica. Later that same day, he is one of 15000 men forced to leave the city, heading for the free zone, some 100 km away. (...)

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Shahada – Protestation du soi

Shahada, dans la tradition musulmane, est « la profession de foi ». Elle se déclare avec cette phrase : « Je témoigne qu’il n’existe qu’un seul Dieu : Allah, et que Mahomet est son prophète. ». En ce qui le concerne le film de Burhan Qurbani, il est (...)

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Lullaby for Pi

Can a humming through a closed bathroom door really heal two broken hearts? Can it erase the sound of a phone that won’t ring and the words of a diary written day after day on the same walls, only to disappear once again the next day? Lullaby (...)

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Le Sentiment de la chair

À l’occasion d’un examen médical, Héléna, étudiante en dessin anatomique, fait la connaissance de Benoît, un jeune radiologue. Partageant une meme fascination pour le corps humain, ils vont céder à un amour passionnel, mais à leur façon... La faculté (...)

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[1Les citations sont tirées du dossier de presse édité par Memento Films, la société de distribution française.

[2Cette citation seulement est extraite d’un entretien rapporté par le Festival « Indépendance(s) et Création »