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Written by: [5 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Paterson

In Paterson, Jim Jarmusch creates a world where poetry happens, a world at once concrete and surreal. It’s utterly captivating, the kind of film you can see over and over again. Beneath his calm, almost diffident demeanor, Paterson (Adam Driver), who leads a quiet, routine life as a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, has a secret, tumultuous existence, as words become poetry, emerging from the depths of his heart and mind. Eschewing the drama and sentimentality often associated with art films, Jarmusch opts instead for astute observation, small luminescent …

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Written by: [25 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
EPOS 2017: Music Preview

EPOS International Art Film Festival celebrates the arts – music, literature, dance, theatre, the visual arts and film –  all explored through the medium of cinema. Now in its 8th edition, the festival will take place from April 5 – 8, 2017, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

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Written by: [24 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Docaviv 2017: Israeli Films

The 19th annual Docaviv Festival will take place from May 11 – 20, 2017. Thirteen documentaries will premiere in the Israeli Competition, selected from among 75 submissions, selected by a panel that included Karin Rivkind Segal, Docaviv’s Artistic Director; director and editor Ayal Goldberg (“Powder”, 2012; “Rita Jahan Foruz”, 2013); and director Gili Gaon.

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Written by: [9 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
French Film Festival 2017: Corniche Kennedy, Planetarium, Vendeur

Sensual, edgy, relentlessly honest and tender, Corniche Kennedy, directed by Dominique Cabrera, is one of several films participating in the 14th French Film Festival, that focus on young people, their lives, dreams, and relationships. The festival will take place from March 16 – April 5, 2017.

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Written by: [26 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on 14th French Film Festival 2017 | ]
14th French Film Festival 2017

The 14th French Film Festival will take place from March 16 – April 5, 2017, with a focus on youth – the pleasures and pains of growing up, and relationships between parents and children. Opening the festival will be Christian Duguay’s film Un Sac des Billes.

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Written by: [23 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on T2 Trainspotting | ]
T2 Trainspotting

The colors are just as vivid, if darker, the frenetic energy and emotional urgency of the original remains undiminished, one of the best scenes takes place in a toilet, and T2 Trainspotting still speaks in the voice of its generation. Director Danny Boyle’s sequel to the eviscerating, exhilarating, shocker

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Written by: [21 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Perfect Strangers | ]
Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti), directed by Paolo Genovese, is as riveting and entertaining as it is deeply disturbing. Any gathering of friends, especially in the movies, has its share of secrets and revelations, yet it feels as though the boundaries between private and public are currently stretched to the breaking point

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Written by: [2 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Hidden Figures | ]
Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is a wonderfully feel-good film that surges with the excitement of the race to space, and the nascent Civil Rights Movement. It’s a riveting story that follows Katherine Goble, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, three African-American women, as they struggle with the tensions of racial discrimination and sexism of early 1960s America, while their mathematical and engineering talents play a crucial role in advancing space travel. A story all the more amazing as it is based on fact, perhaps the most surprising aspect of the film is that …

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Written by: [13 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival: Bang! The Bert Berns Story | ]
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival: Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Piece of my Heart is one of those songs that hits you hard and deep, for me, and for a multitude of music fans (fanatics?) it will always be connected with Janis Joplin, but after seeing Bang! The Bert Berns Story, I will never again hear the song in the same way. It still cuts deep, maybe even deeper,

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Written by: [7 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Moana | ]
Moana

Moana is the adventurer so many girls (and girls at heart) long to see on screen – curious, brave, and strong. John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) have created a story with the force of myth, powered by nature, magic, and character, infused with music and humor, and with a visually compelling island aesthetic expressed in use of traditional designs, tattoo art, glowing underwater scenes, dramatic storms and serene green exotica.