Carol

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For his 6th feature film  queer filmmaker Todd Haynes returns to the 1950’s and re-visits the theme of repressed sexuality that he captured so brilliantly in his Oscar nominated “Far From Heaven” in 2002.  Last time he worked from his own script, but this time around British/American playwright Phyllis Nagy has adapted Patricia Highsmith’s controversial … Continue reading



Dheepan

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Jacques Audiard’s latest totally stunning thriller is steeped in violence which seems to be his raison d’être these days. This one starts off briefly in Sri Lanka where Deephan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan) a Tamil freedom fighter is trying to flee the country after the latest battle in the civil war has ended in a massacre. He’s been given … Continue reading




Leviathan

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Award-winning Russian director Andrey  Zvagaintsev’s new epic movie opens to the dramatic tones of a Phillip Glass prelude as the camera scans over the desolate sight of a remote small fishing community that looks like it may have seen better times. It is on the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia and its almost deserted coastline … Continue reading




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