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Searching For Sugar Man

Malik Bendjelloul's documentary "Searching for Suger Man" is the best documentary I've seen so far this year. It's a riveting tale of a 60's/70's singer-songwriter who failed to make it in the US, but unbeknownst to anyone involved with his career became one of South Africa's superstars. With a micro ... Full story

Farewell My Queen

Benoît Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen" takes us backstage at Versailles during the fateful three days before the General Assembly takes Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette prisoner. (July 14th-July 16 1789.)Shot with the handheld or steadicam approach of a documentary, Benoit's ... Full story

Beyond The Black Rainbow

When asked about his feature-length debut BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, Canadian filmmaker Panos Cosmatos summed it up perfectly, “It’s a nostalgic movie, but it’s a poisoned nostalgia.” Set in 1983, a girl named Elena (Eva Allan) is imprisoned in Arboria, ... Full story

Gerhard Richter Painting, now in U.S. Theatres

Gerhard Richter, one of Germany's leading artists, knows when a painting is done, just good enough and there is nothing more for him to do. When the art historian Benjamin Buchloh questions this further, Richter explains that good also means ... Full story

Underdogs, Ahmadinejad Vie for Supremacy in New Sports Doc

Kevin Sheppard, a flashy point guard who once played for Jacksonville University, makes his living playing overseas in countries such as Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, China and Israel. He gets an unexpected job offer—a year-long contract to head up A.S. Shiraz, ... Full story

Andrei Zvyagintsev "Elena"

Andrei Zvyagintsev "Elena" blends a narrative sense reminiscent of 19th century writers like Balzac or Falubert with contemporary tropes. The result is a minimalist post-modern Noir.Even without Phillip Glass's signature angst-provoking score, Zvyagintsev builds tension from the first frame (a ... Full story

The Intouchables

Writer-directors Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache's "The Intouchables", a politically incorrect but heartfelt buddy comedy is second only to "Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis" as France's biggest recent Box Office draw.It's done $340 million worldwide.The comedy which has taken France and ... Full story

Polisse, A MUST SEE

Actress-director Maïwenn's searing ensemble drama “Polisse" follows the day to day lives of the Parisian Police Department's Juvenile Protection Unit (CPU) Melissa (Maïwenn) plays a photographer assigned by the Ministry of the Interior to document the unit. Married to a ... Full story

Jannicke Systad Jacobsen's Turn Me On Dammit!

There’s a phone on the floor, and lying next to it is a teenage girl with her hand down her pants, masturbating to the voice of a male phone-sex operator. And thus, Norwegian filmmaker Jannicke Systad Jacobsen introduces moviegoers to ... Full story

Monsieur Lazhar

Poised between a documentary and a fable, Philippe Falardeau's impeccable "Monsieur Lazhar" serves up the most satisfying drama of the season. As the oscar foreign campaign moved on, it seemed a toss up whether Canada's "Mr. Lazahr" or Iran's "A ... Full story

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