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Jerusalema Review

With Jerusalema, director Ralph Ziman paints a devastating yet deeply human picture of an impoverished nation torn apart by organized crime and the specter of racial intolerance. However, the film is much more than a palpable crime thriller as it quite possibly represents an important turning point, a cultural revolution in South African more

The Town Review

While admittedly formulaic and replete with rather cliché plot devices, The Town, starring Rebecca Hall and Ben Affleck in the lead roles, is a very decent crime drama with a good mix of intriguing story, sporadic character development and high-octane more

Biutiful Review

If you’ve ever heard the expression “like watching paint dry” used to describe a film, watching Biutiful will provide visual confirmation of the physical possibility of such more

Shutter Island Review

Clearly not the picture to see for the faint-hearted, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island will consistently keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the film and leave you questioning not only the sanity of the protagonists but also your own by the time it more

Black Swan Review

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan is nothing short of a masterpiece, a complex yet incredibly dark, frenetic noir classic that delivers on all counts, making this offering an excellent choice for its niche more

The Man Who Copied (O Homem Que Copiava) Review

Jorge Furtado’s optimist-driven film The Man Who Copied is a landmark achievement in modern Brazilian cinema, an emotionally complete work that does not shy away from putting the spotlight on socioeconomic problems caused by the country’s high crime rate and great wealth divide between the rich and the poor, yet manages to remain light, graceful and filled with positive more

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Review

In choosing Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives to receive the Palme d’Or award, a decision which effectively ensured the Thai art film’s international distribution and exposure to a wider audience, the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival surely forgot to mention an important detail about their selection process – precisely what it was they’d been more