Review: Toni Erdmann (2016)

Review of the absurdist German-Austrian Oscar nominee.

by Marina González

How to define Toni Erdmann (2016)? Unusual, strange, surreal, absurd, crazy, tender … all as an explosive mixture but above all, is curious and also strange, maybe, this is how we can also define life.

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Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Deep into the youg-adult wilderness.

by Alejandro Turdó

Taika Waititi’s craft as a director indicates in a clear fashion how easy it comes to some the bleding of drama and comedy in a movie. If you count yourself among the lucky ones who saw What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – his previous film – you are in for a treat with Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016), a story filled with quirky characters, bizarre situations and heartwarming dramedy.

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Review: On the Milky Road (2016)

A review of Emir Kusturica’s new movie.

by Benjamín Harguindey

On the Milky Road (2016) is based “on three true stories and many fantasies”, tells us the opening text. Emir Kusturica’s new movie – his first feature length since 2007’s Zavet – is a story about love and self-sacrifice told with the sensibility of magical realism, a tall tale about lovers caught in the middle of senseless war.

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Review: Frantz (2016)

by Marina González

In Frantz, Adrien (Pierre Niney) leaves flowers in Frantz’s tomb, under the watchful eye of Anna (Paula Beer). Anna visits Frantz’s tomb every day, he was his fiancé, who died in the First World War. She watches with curiosity while she asks herself who this young mysterious-looking man who visits Frantz’s tomb might be. Adrien has traveled from France to Germany to meet Frantz’s family, entering an unpredictable and sentimental labyrinth.

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My Long Goodbye to John

An homage to the late great John Hurt

by Iñaki Oñate

Occupational necessity,” exclaims Max as he smokes a joint of hash in his Turkish cell. He moves and talks slowly, tenderly, showing off the heroin scars in his arms. In a soft and broken voice he’s describing why the Turkish lawyers are so corrupted. Later he adds “catch the midnight express”, advicing Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) that he should escape. A pair of cracked round glasses cover his eyes, his sight long gone, lost in the isolation and the substance abuse.

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5 TV Shows To Watch in 2017

by Lisa Nieri

2017 just arrived and it bring new seasons of our favorite shows. Here’re 5 shows which are getting reloaded this year that we’re waiting with all our hype.

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Review: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

This one’s for all the marbles.

by Benjamín Harguindey

The Resident Evil movie series comes to its belated end with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) – not with a bang but a whimper. This videogame movie makes Assassin’s Creed look like Lawrence of Arabia by comparison.

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