Monthly Archives: September 2009

Police, Adjective

Police, Adjective (Director: Corneliu Porumboiu): Young police detective Cristi seems to have pulled a pretty boring assignment. Tail a group of hash-smoking teenagers until their dealer appears. He’s been on the case more than a week, compiling detailed but monotonous … Continue reading

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Gigante (Director: Adrián Biniez): Fabian Jara (Horacio Camandule) is the titular giant, working as an overnight security guard at a large grocery store in Montevideo. He spends his evening shifts watching security cameras of other night employees doing their jobs, … Continue reading

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Kynodontas (Dogtooth)

Kynodontas (Dogtooth) (Director: Giorgos Lanthimos): Although I saw this film several days ago, it’s been difficult to put my thoughts into words. Lanthimos has delivered an unforgettable and disturbing film, but not one that is easy to critique or even … Continue reading

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Hiroshima (Director: Pablo Stoll): Described as a “silent musical”, Hiroshima follows the director’s brother Juan through a typical day. Though not a documentary, the film incorporates many documentary elements, including the presence of Stoll’s family starring as themselves. Juan doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Sunshine Boy (Sólskinsdrengurinn)

UPDATE (September 17, 2010): The film’s distributor in the US, First Run Features, has decided to re-title the film A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism and is releasing it on DVD on October 26th. The Sunshine Boy (Sólskinsdrengurinn) (Director: … Continue reading

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