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MUBI’s March 2024 Lineup Features Mia Hansen-Løve, Elaine May, Claire Denis, Takeshi Kitano & More
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MUBI has unveiled next’s streaming lineup, featuring notable new releases, including Felipe Gálvez’s The Settlers, Éric Gravel’s Full Time, C.J. Obasi’s Mami Wata, and Benjamin Mullinkosson’s The Last Year of Darkness. This March also brings Elaine May’s Ishtar, four features by Mia Hansen-Løve, and...
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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Is an Essential Update of a Classic RPG
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“Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth” is one of the more ambitious RPGs of the past few years. It mostly covers the second act of 1997’s “Final Fantasy 7,” where Cloud, Tifa, Barret, and Aerith chase Sephiroth, a former war hero turned...
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Golden Years Review: A Late-Age Relationship Dramedy on Cruise Control
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Golden Years, written by Petra Volpe and directed by Barbara Kulcsar, is an incredibly simple, comfortable piece of work. It concerns the plight of a long-married couple: Alice (Esther Gemsch) and Peter (Stefan Kurt). At Peter’s retirement party, their children...
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Interview: Jane Casey Modderno / Here for the Weekend – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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After crafting half a dozen shorts and adding to her repertoire with recent social platform/television writing on horror series like “The Birch” followed by “The Girl in the Woods,” with her Sundance Screenwriters Lab invited screenplay Jane Casey Modderno appears...
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THE LAST YEAR OF DARKNESS Trailer: Award-Winning Documentary Captures a Changing China
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“I think real life is something you need to feel for yourself.” Documentary filmmaker Benjamin Mullinkosson explores China’s rave scene and youth culture in his newest film, The Last Year of Darkness. Set in Chengdu, the capitol city of the...
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Black Tea | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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Spill the Tea: Sissako Flounders with Tepid Brew The level of ineptitude apparent in every regard of Black Tea, Abderrahmane Sissako’s first narrative feature in a decade, is downright delirious. During its development, the project was known as The Perfumed...
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Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan Endure New York’s Darkest Nights in Trailer for Cannes Title Asphalt City
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I entered Asphalt City at last year’s EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival with nothing but morbid curiosity. Having engendered some rank responses from its Cannes premiere and not secured any known U.S. distributor, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film had the right kind of bad-object energy...
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The People Who Never Stopped Loving Tenet
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People who love “Tenet” tend to have a story about the first time they saw it, so let’s start with mine. I didn’t catch Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film in theaters — I live in Los Angeles, where there were tight...
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Berlinale 2024 Review: ARCADIA Pushes Marital Drama to Mystical Realities
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Greek director Yorgos Zois, alongside leading actress Angeliki Papoulia, delves into a exploration of love, loss, and ethereal spaces. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Spaceman
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Now, 189 days into his mission, Jakub Prochazka (Adam Sandler), the forlorn cosmonaut protagonist of “Spaceman,” is hurtling toward Jupiter to study the mysterious Chopra cloud. He is nearing his breaking point. Short on sleep in a malfunctioning spacecraft that...
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