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Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

Another subtle, shrewd, and deceivingly simple domestic drama from Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st), Louder Than Bombs also marks the Norwegian film director’s English-language debut. Centering on the travails of widower Gene (Gabriel Byrne) and his two grown sons, Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) and Conrad (Devin Druid), who, three years prior, suffered the loss of their matriarch, Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert), an… Read more »

01 October 2015 | Reviews

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015, Jacque Audiard’s (Rust and Bone) most recent cinematic foray, Dheepan, is a disconsolate drama with gentle collisions and murderous folds. Starring activist/writer Anthonythasan Jesuthasan in the eponymous role, he’s a refugee from Sri Lanka, where he was a Tamil Tiger in the civil war that saw his battalion wiped out and his… Read more »

01 October 2015 | Reviews

Hype is a powerful force. Films can live and die from it. Especially in this internet-based age, we get all excited for films as soon as they are announced. Expensive marketing media campaigns, viral trailer videos, and the remake and sequel culture of Hollywood, are some of the sources of this hype machine. Some films thrive and live up to… Read more »

01 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Traveling is a wonderful habit of the human nature. People do it for different reasons. Some are interested in visiting as much as they can in order to gain culture and perspective, others just to get away from the rat race for a few days and just lay in the sun without a care in the world. The term “the… Read more »

01 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Film is a delicate art form. It can be used as a tool for entertainment, spawning massive box office franchises that earn billions of dollars. While other films are made to be social commentary, looking at the fringes of human existence to reflect on mankind. Film is one of those rare forms of artistic expression that can be crowd pleasing… Read more »

01 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists