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Heli, the third film from Cannes favorite Amat Escalante, is a myopic treatment of the pervasive of the Mexico of new in not so much offering a tunnel-visioned exposé of the ubiquitous. Quite the contrary, it is a microscopic view of the commonplace. A lens magnifying the molecular, with Heli,Continue Reading

Kristin Scott Thomas

Ugly and beautiful, alluring and repulsive, fluid and convulsive all at once, Winding’s latest exercise in ambivalence is as polarizing as the views it garnered though not without retaining a signature style. Combining a neon rich palette and bankrupt morals, featuring viscera for the sake of showcase, and a dreamyContinue Reading

Far from the tour de force treatments of similar subject matter often aspire to, La Haine is no less a poetic coup de maitre of filmmaking. Inspired by the mid 80s Paris demonstrations, footage of which is used to open the film, it required a little creative license of KassovitzContinue Reading

The notion of the global village gets a stirring screen treatment in what came across to some as contrived coincidence in Babel. But detach yourself a little from the forced probabilities — the story really is a perversion of the six degrees of separation theory — and you’ll unearth a beautifully crafted humanistContinue Reading