My Blueberry Nights

BB (out of 5) Following the international success of In The Mood For Love and the critical adoration of 2046, it could come as no surprise that Wong Kar Wai’s next move would be to break into the English market. It was a project highly anticipated given the combination of his genius directorial power combined … More My Blueberry Nights

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Import/Export

BBB.5 (out of 5) Harrowing drama that charts the difficulties of people simply trying to get by in two European countries. Olga lives a life without hope in the freezing cold Ukraine; when the opportunity comes to go work in Austria as a cleaning lady, she takes it. Paul can’t hold down a job in … More Import/Export

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4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile) (2007)

CRISTIAN MUNGIU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Romania, 2007.  Mobra Films, Centrul National al Cinematografiei, Mindshare Media, McCann-Erickson, Televiziunea Romana, Saga Film, The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam Festival.  Screenplay by Cristian Mungiu, script consultant Razvan Radulescu.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Cristian Mungiu, Oleg Mutu.  Production Design by Mihaela Poenaru.  Costume Design by Dana Istrate.  Film Editing by Dana Bunescu.  Cannes Film Festival … More 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile) (2007)

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Tehilim

BBB.5 (out of 5) A father and his son driving to school get into a minor car accident; the boy goes to get help and, when he comes back, finds that his father has disappeared. From there begins an Israeli L’Avventura as this Orthodox family is rocked to the core, the mother pulling her resources … More Tehilim

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Paranoid Park

BBB (out of 5) Gus Van Sant continues to explore the fascinating (to him) world of shirtless skinny teenagers with this miniature foray into the psyche of a high school student.  Young Gabe Nevins spends his free time away from high school and girlfriend Taylor Momsen (most famous as Ron Howard’s Cindy Lou Who) on a … More Paranoid Park

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