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 cinema.read 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 energy.read 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 smoking.read more

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