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The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

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(out of 5)

Animation becomes poetry as Hayao Miyazaki makes what he has announced as his final film into an ode to dreaming itself.  This beautiful romance between both a man and a woman and a boy and his childhood dream tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, who adored flight as a child and grew up to design the fighter planes used by Japan in World War II.   171 more words

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Bethlehem

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(out of 5)

An Israeli police captain working the West Bank city of the title has a teenaged Palestinian informant whose situation is growing shakier by the minute.   201 more words

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TIFF Review: Bad Words

It’s very rare that I find myself lost in narrative, characters, and comedy, that I forget altogether that I am watching a movie intent on criticizing it. 581 more words

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Rush

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The real-life rivalry between Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt provides the spine of this thoughtful and diverting drama set in the world of fast cars and explosive egos.   217 more words

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Enemy (Villeneuve, 2014)

Enemy boasts a rich atmosphere and layered compositions. A combination of selective focus, physical obstructions, blur, and fog viscerally presents the confusion and enigmatic silence that accompanies the film’s psychological and narrational tropes. 406 more words

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Omar

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(out of 5)

Omar is Palestinian and participates with his friends in violent resistance against Israeli soldiers occupying his territory.  He also has a secret love affair happening with Nadia, planning to marry her when he has saved up enough money and is ready to tell his best friend, who is also her brother, that he wants to make a life with her.   219 more words

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The Square

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An explosive documentary that gives you an entire rundown of the events that began in Tahrir Square in January of 2011, with over 50,000 protestors assembling to demand the removal of president Hosni Mubarak from power.   183 more words

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