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FNC 2018 Review: Fans celebrate the Tour de France in Holy Tour

The documentary film Holy Tour (La Grande Messe) is a gentle and amusing visit with some Tour de France fans who are waiting for the cyclists in the 2017 edition of the race to flash by. 306 more words

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FNC 2018: Review of Iranian comedy Pig (Khook)

Pig (Khook) is so funny that it might be a big surprise for people who expect Iranian films to be serious, sad, or downright tragic. Added bonus: Leila Hatami, who has been in many sad and serious films gets to have some fun in it, too! 550 more words

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Fantasia 2018: In Big Brother, Donnie Yen plays the teacher we wish we had in high school

Dedicated teacher tries to get rebellious high-school students to smarten up and take school seriously. This is a familiar plot, but the teacher in Big Brother is played by martial-arts superstar Donnie Yen, so that’s a big plus. 728 more words

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RIDM 2017 Review: Tongue Cutters (Tungeskjærerne)

“Small children, big knives.” That’s one of the tag lines for the Norwegian documentary Tongue Cutters. There are some scary spikes, too. And forklifts zipping back and forth. 410 more words

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RIDM 2017 Review: Do Donkeys Act?

Do Donkeys Act is a charming, calm, contemplative film that just shows donkeys doing what donkeys do when left to their own devices. There are no experts explaining the evolution of donkeys, their place in history, or whatever. 424 more words

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RIDM 2017 Review: Don’t Miss Dragonfly Eyes!

Dragonfly Eyes is one of my favourite films of RIDM 2017. It’s inventive, fascinating and more than a little disturbing.

While the dialogue in Dragonfly Eyes is read by actors, the video portion of the film is made entirely from snippets of surveillance video found on the Internet. 525 more words

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RIDM 2017: Review of documentary film Taste of Cement

Taste of Cement is a melancholy, sympathetic, and arty documentary about Syrian construction workers in Beirut, Lebanon.

They are building a high-rise apartment building near the Mediterranean shore. 645 more words

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