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Nov 19 2015

‘Baby(a)lone’: Film Review

Published by under Iris Production,Reviews

SOURCE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com The Bottom Line A familiar teenage angst story benefits from strong casting and camerwork. Luxembourg’s Oscar entry was adapted from Tullio Forgiarini’s prize-winning book. An extremely bleak portrayal of disenchanted youths gone wild, Baby(a)lone plays out like a spinoff of The Breakfast Club as seen through the eyes of Harmony Korine and Michael […]

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Oct 12 2015

Film vun der Woch: ENG NEI ZÄIT vum Christophe Wagner

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SOURCE: http://www.rtl.lu Et kléngt bal wéi e Klischee, mä iergendwéi huet een d’Gefill dat zënter dem Oscar fir de «Monsieur Hublot» de Kino « made in Lëtzebuerg » amgaang ass, reegelrecht ze « explodéieren ». Net nëmmen, datt mir mëttlerweil an engem Otemzuch mat Literaturnobelpräisdréierinne genannt ginn – de Pol Cruchten huet der Svetlana Alexievich […]

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Oct 11 2015

Lügen haben lange Beine

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SOURCE: http://www.tageblatt.lu Kann man die Zukunft eines Landes auf Lügen aufbauen? Und ob, man kann. Luxemburg ist dafür das beste Beispiel. Ein Thema, das bis jetzt nur von einigen Historikern, Politikern und Journalisten diskutiert wurde, wird von Christophe Wagner in seinem Film „Eng nei Zäit“ behandelt. Die Bilder der Nachkriegszeit, die das Allgemeingedächtnis bestimmten, sind […]

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Oct 09 2015

Ni blanc, ni noir

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SOURCE: https://www.wort.lu Entre réalité et fiction, le difficile équilibre entre recherche de la vérité et maintien de l’ordre social – par Thierry Hick Après son déjà très remarqué «Doudege Wénkel» en 2012 – qui lui a valu le «Filmpräis» du meilleur long métrage – Christophe Wagner revient sous le feu des projecteurs avec un nouveau […]

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Sep 15 2015

‘Colonia’: TIFF Review

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SOURCE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com The Bottom Line This questionable historical thriller is a dictatorship of poor filmmaking. Venue Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) Cast Emma Watson, Daniel Bruhl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps Director Florian Gallenberger Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl headline this suspense film set in 1970s Chile. Transforming the real-life horrors of the […]

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Sep 05 2015

ROXY Review

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SOURCE: http://www.ukfilmreview.co.uk DIRECTOR: Fabien Colas CAST: Christiane Rausch, Emile Schlesser, Anne Metzler, Nickel Bosenberg, Thomas Maximillian Held Review by Jack Martin Right from the opening shot of Fabien Colas’ hard-hitting short Roxy, you can tell that this is an up-close and personal descent into melancholy. It consists of a close-up of our title character, played […]

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May 22 2015

‘The Brand New Testament’: Cannes Review

Published by under Festival,Juliette Films,Reviews

SOURCE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com The Bottom Line A religiously incorrect but irresistibly funny work of the imagination God is a mean bastard from Brussels, but his daughter is determined to set things straight in cult director Jaco Van Dormael’s madcap fantasy Imagining God as a wrathful bastard living in Brussels who gets his kicks watching his creatures […]

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May 09 2015

Ooops! Die Arche ist weg…

Published by under Fabrique d'Images,Reviews

SOURCE: http://www.kino-zeit.de Der freche Witz nie gekannter Stofftiere Die Geschichte von der Arche Noah mag zwar im Alten Testament stehen, aber ihre Kombination aus paradiesischem Märchen und apokalyptischem Szenario wirkt auch heute ausgesprochen reizvoll. Immer noch sind Kinder fasziniert von dem Gedanken, dass Tiere, die in freier Wildbahn Fressfeinde wären, einträchtig nebeneinander ein Schiff besteigen, […]

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May 08 2015

Two by Two review: a bit of déjà vu but a pleasing family entertainment nonetheless

Published by under Fabrique d'Images,Reviews

SOURCE: http://www.irishtimes.com When the evenings qualify as a grand stretch, you can be sure the season for opportunistic, cheap-as-chips animations is upon us – by Tara Brady Nestrians are odd-looking birds with a capacity for ace homemaking skills and glowing in the dark. But regardless of creature comforts, young Finny is thoroughly sick of moving […]

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Mar 30 2015

‘Extraordinary Tales’: Hong Kong Review

SOURCE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com The Bottom Line Classy animation to inspire budding horror meisters Venue Hong Kong Filmart Voice cast Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman, Guillermo Del Toro Director, Screenwriter Raul Garcia Goth hall of famers from Sir Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi to Roger Corman narrate five animated shorts inspired by Edgar […]

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