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'A Flickering Truth': Venice Review

Courtesy of Venice Film Festival The Bottom Line A dizzying journey through dust and rusty film cans in one of the most challenging countries to rebuild a film archive Venue   Toronto Film Festival (Docs) Director-Screenwriter Pietra Brettkelly How the Afghan Film archives survived the Taliban A documentary not just for archivists but for those who ...

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‘The Propaganda Game’: San Sebastian Review

Courtesy of Memento Films The Bottom Line Inevitably intriguing because of its subject, but not because of its treatment. Venue San Sebastian Film Festival (Zabaltegi) Director Alvaro Longoria A Spaniard visits North Korea to try to separate the truth from the lies. “If somebody is able to intimidate us out of releasing a satirical movie,” said President Barack Obama last year ...

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'Pan': Film Review

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures The Bottom Line Pan-worthy. Opens October 9 (Warner Bros.) Cast Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund Director Joe Wright Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara star in director Joe Wright’s adaptation of the classic novel. In possession of a title that, for many critics, will undoubtedly seem like a self-fulfilling prophecy, Pan hatches an entirely unnecessary ...

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'Pan': Film Review

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures The Bottom Line Pan-worthy. Opens October 9 (Warner Bros.) Cast Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund Director Joe Wright Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara star in director Joe Wright’s adaptation of the classic novel. In possession of a title that, for many critics, will undoubtedly seem like a self-fulfilling prophecy, Pan hatches an entirely unnecessary ...

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'No Men Beyond This Point': TIFF Review

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The Bottom Line A slim mock-doc with less bite than one might guess. Venue Toronto International Film Festival, Vanguard Cast Kristine Cofsky, Patrick Gilmore, Rekha Sharma, Tara Pratt, Cameron McDonald Director-Screenwriter-Editor Mark Sawers What happened when humanity evolved beyond needing males. Festival bumpers at TIFF this year make a point of highlighting a yearning ...

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