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Tears for Sale (Carlston za Ognjenku)

Tears for Sale (Carlston za Ognjenku) (2008, Director: Uroš Stojanovic): Reportedly the most expens­ive Serbian film ever made, Tears for Sale is a visual spec­tacle com­bin­ing Balkan folk­lore with mod­ern CGI to cre­ate a hugely enjoy­able exper­i­ence. Toronto critic Norman … Continue read­ing

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Patrik 1,5

Patrik 1,5 (2008, Director: Ella Lemhagen): Goran and Sven are a gay mar­ried couple who’ve just moved to the sub­urbs. They’re in the pro­cess of adopt­ing and when they get the news that Patrik (“aged 1.5”) will be arriv­ing soon, … Continue read­ing

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Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected (2008, Director: Paul Schrader): Let me begin by say­ing I have a lot of respect for the work of Paul Schrader. Anyone who has been both a screen­writer and a critic before becom­ing a dir­ector is bound to … Continue read­ing

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The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom (2008, Director: Rian Johnson): I’d been really anti­cip­at­ing this film after see­ing Johnson’s debut Brick (2005) about a year ago, but look­ing at the trailer, I was a little wor­ried that he had strayed too far into … Continue read­ing

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Genova

Genova (2008, Director: Michael Winterbottom): Genova is a psy­cho­lo­gical drama about a father (Colin Firth) and his two daugh­ters Perla Haney-Jardine and Willa Holland) who struggle with the tra­gic loss of their mother (Hope Davis). Firth’s char­ac­ter thinks that a … Continue read­ing

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