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'The Intern': Film Review

Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in a workplace comedy directed by mainstream female auteur Nancy Meyers. Writer-director Nancy Meyers has scored a number of commercial successes (including It’s Complicated and Something’s Gotta Give) by going against the grain and making movies centered on women and aimed at older audiences. These films have not ...

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'A Trick of the Light': Film Review

Wim Wenders Stiftung The Bottom Line This doc/fiction hybrid will prove fascinating to cinema buffs. Opened Sept. 18 (Janus Films) Director Wim Wenders   Wim Wenders’ documentary about early cinema pioneers the Skladanowsky brothers receives its belated U.S. theatrical debut. Even the most ardent cinema buffs can be forgiven for not knowing who the Skladanowsky brothers are.  This trio of ...

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'Movement and Location': Film Review

Courtesy of Harmonium Films The Bottom Line This low-key sci-fi feature boasts a terrific performance by Bodine Boling Opened Sept. 18 Harmonium Films Cast Bodine Boling, Catherine Missal, Brendan Griffin, David Andrew MacDonald, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Haile Owusu, John Dapolito Director Alexis Boling Time travelers from the future make new lives for themselves in present-day Brooklyn in Alexis Boling’s sci-fi ...

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'Paths of the Soul': TIFF Review

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The Bottom Line  A one of its kind journey for true believers. Venue   Toronto Film Festival (World Cinema) Director, screenwriter Zhang Yang The visual record of an extraordinary pilgrimage on the road to Tibet. Premiering in Toronto, where the director’s 1999 Shower won a Fipresci prize,Paths of the Soul (Kang Rinpoche) is filmmaker Zhang ...

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'The Paradise Suite': TIFF Review

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The Bottom Line Forceful moments of filmmaking illuminate an overly ornate narrative Venue   Toronto Film Festival (Discovery) Cast Anjela Nedyalkova,Issaka Sawadogo, Jasna Djuricic Director Joost van Ginkel Exploitation of the innocents is the common denominator of multi-character Euro stories It takes some narrative pushing and pulling to make six separate stories intersect in the ...

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