The Voices (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr02

The Voices (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Marjane Satrapi, US/Germany, 2014, 101 mins.  Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver.  In a contemporary film culture where young writers are advised to ensure their story fits into one of the accepted genres and most commercial movies are near clones of the last blockbuster, The Voices is a breath of fresh air. Is it a black comedy? A musical? A horror film? A psychological drama? It is all and none of...

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Wild Tales (15) : Close-Up Film Review
Mar27

Wild Tales (15) : Close-Up Film Review

A Zany Package of a Film. Dir. Damián Szifrón, Argentina, 2015, 122 mins, in Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Ricardo Darín, Óscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Darío Grandinetti A zany package film, Wild Tales links five stories by a common theme of vengeance and violence. Making a mockery of the sanctity of human life from a grim, albeit very humorous perspective, it is a unique...

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