Movie Reviews tagged World

  • The Measure of a Man - Review

    Imagine this: you’re the security guard at a supermarket, tasked to unblinkingly stare at a CCTV monitor. You watch for what feels like hours, waiting for something to happen, as every instant that threatens to tip the tedium into mild interest revealing itself to be no more than a red herring. In Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure of a Man, these are scenes that not only exist, but represent the movie itself.
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  • Arabian Nights trilogy - Review

    Miguel Gomes’ ambitious six hour-plus satirical satire of history, modern-day politics and surrealism is certainly something to talk about. Except that’s all it does: talk.

    Kicking off the trilogy, which was filmed back-to-back on location, is Volume 1 – The Restless One. We’re introduced to director Miguel Gomes attempting to barter his way out of being buried alive, following a ravaging…
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  • Rocco and His Brothers - Review

    Although some of its firework-like histrionics can seem a tad dated today, Rocco and His Brothers is a luminous reminder of the vitality of life.
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  • Rams - Review

    Iceland is a deep well for art. Music and cinema has enjoyed growing naturally there, happily removed from (most) of the pulls of regular Western sensibilities, a country whose expansive national imagination comes from an open heart and a sturdy soul.
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