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Helen Mirren Film 'Woman In Gold' Aims For New Respect After Critical Brickbats At Berlin Film Festival

Director Simon Curtis’ terrific new film, Woman In Gold opens April 1st and I will have a full video review of it on Monday. But the movie actually had its World Premiere February 9th at the Berlin Film Festival and critics came gunning for it. 920 more words


Berlin Winner 'Pearl Button' Bought for U.S. by Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman’s “The Pearl Button,” which won the Silver Bear award for best script at the Berlin Film Festival last month. 123 more words


Film Review: 'How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)'

Specific cultural and political accents flavor universal coming-of-age territory in Josh Kim’s appealing, unassuming “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time),” a gay-themed drama in which sexuality informs characterization rather than conflict. 580 more words

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Berlin Film Festival Reveals 2016 Dates

LONDON — The Berlin Intl. Film Festival, one of the world’s top movie gatherings, has revealed its dates for next year.

The 66th edition of the Berlinale will run Feb. 28 more words


The Burning Embers of Film Maker Jafar Panahi

Watching Jafar Panahi’s This Is Not a Film (2011) and Closed Curtain (2013) in conjunction gives a clear shade of insight into the mind of a filmmaker tormented by the constraints put upon him following an indictment from the Iranian government accusing him of making films filled with anti-regime propaganda and subsequent “ban” from making films. 835 more words


From Somerset to Berlin

Last month, Strode College Film Studies students flew out to Berlin. I spoke to one of those students, Shannon Bridge, on her highlights of the week. 172 more words