Monthly Archives: September 2012

Everybody Has a Plan (Todos tenemos un plan)

Everybody Has a Plan (Todos tenemos un plan) (Director: Ana Piterbarg): This marks the fourth Spanish-lan­guage film for Viggo Mortensen, who spent a num­ber of years in his youth liv­ing in Argentina. His latest pro­ject finds him play­ing identical twin … Continue read­ing

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The Color of the Chameleon

The Color of the Chameleon (Director: Emil Christov): Based on the novel Zincograph by noted Bulgarian aca­demic and nov­el­ist Vladislav Todorov, this spy thriller pas­tiche is the sort of go-for-broke film­mak­ing that seems increas­ingly rare in risk-averse Hollywood these days. … Continue read­ing

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The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines (Director: Derek Cianfrance): The Place Beyond the Pines derives its title from the English trans­la­tion of the Mohawk name for Schenectady, New York, where the film is set. Director Derek Cianfrance’s third fea­ture is the … Continue read­ing

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Eat Sleep Die (Äta sova dö)

Eat Sleep Die (Äta sova dö) (Director: Gabriela Pichler): Grounded in the director’s own exper­i­ence grow­ing up in a work­ing-class immig­rant fam­ily in a small Swedish town, Eat Sleep Die is a gritty and affect­ing debut. Using a non-pro­fes­­sional cast … Continue read­ing

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (Director: Sophie Fiennes): It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since Sophie Fiennes put Slovenian philo­sopher and “cul­tural critic” Slavoj Zizek into a row­boat and filmed him in a fac­sim­ile of a scene from … Continue read­ing

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