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A Five Star Life Film Review
Irene Lorenzi stays in the world's most luxurious hotels, and gets paid to do so. But as Irene approaches middle-age, she begins to question what true luxury and freedom entail. "A Five Star Life" is directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi.
The Little Bedroom Film Review
An elderly man who defies his son by refusing to live in a nursing home and a young woman who cannot stop mourning the death of her first child form a unique bond. "The Little Bedroom" is the debut feature film from Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond.
The Salvation Film Review
"The Salvation" is Danish director Kristian Levring's homage to the American Western. Mads Mikkelsen, discarding the villainous character type he usually plays in English language films, is the hero in this tale of revenge.
Abuse of Weakness Film Review
Why would an intelligent woman submit to the machinations of an admitted con man and thief? "Abuse of Weakness", written and directed by Catherine Breillat, explores this question and is based on the director's own experience.
Michael Kohlhaas Film Review
Mads Mikkelsen stars as "Michael Kohlhaas", a 16th century horse trader who rebels against the authority of the church and state. Set in the majestic Cevenne Mountain region of France, "Michael Kohlhaas" is a cinematic feast for the eyes.
I Am Yours Film Review
Mina is a character struggling to fulfill her romantic and independent desires, against the wishes of her conservative family. This semi-autobiographical film, "I Am Yours", is the debut of writer/director Iram Haq.
Danny Collins Film Review
Is it ever too late to change your life? A letter from John Lennon prompts an aging pop star to examine his ways in "Danny Collins". Al Pacino and Annette Bening star in this directorial debut from Dan Fogelman.
The Water Diviner Film Review
Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut in this period drama that takes place in 1919, following World War I. Crowe plays Joshua Connor, an Australian farmer who suffers the terrible loss of his three sons in the Battle of Gallipoli, then travels to the battlefield to recover their bodies.
Jauja Film Review
Viggo Mortensen is the star and co-producer of this striking film from director Lisandro Alonso. Mortensen plays a Danish military officer in 19th century Argentina, on a quest to recover his runaway teenage daughter.
Blackhat Film Review
Acclaimed director Michael Mann returns with another crime drama. "Blackhat" stars Chris Hemsworth as an imprisoned hacker who is offered his freedom in return for helping the FBI hunt down the ultimate cyber criminal.
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