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    NYFF Film Review: ‘The Square’ Has Uniqueness But Ultimately Falls Flat

    2017 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: A new evolution of storytelling, Ruben Östlund‘s satirical dramedy “The Square” is a hard nut to crack.  Offering laughs and poignant moments, the Swedish film stumbles to earn its long runtime before getting a few shoulder shrugs and a couple of chuckles.   “The Square’s” synopsis reads “a poignant satirical drama reflecting […] More

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    TIFF Interview: Director Ruben Östlund and Actor Terry Notary Talk ‘The Square’

    On the basis of his first 4 features, writer-director Ruben Östlund has established himself as one of the most exciting voices of world cinema. His work is often mischievously satirical, giving him a reputation as the “Master of Discomfort.” With his latest film “The Square“, he soars to new heights with a brilliantly absurd comedy […] More

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    Film Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Astonishes In Its Devastating Finale

    Entrenched in a web of visual astonishment and relentless emotion, Matt Reeves‘ cap to the “Planet of the Apes” prequel trilogy aptly titled “War for the Planet of the Apes” is one of the year’s most fiercely moving portraits.  Enamored by its intimate framing of our beloved and tortured ape characters, most notably Caesar, the […] More