In 1997, Pedro Costa, at the age of 38, began a trilogy exploring Portugal's impoverished, an undertaking that would continuously draw raves from the more erudite critics around the world.
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If you can't take advantage of the festival's NYC-based screenings, many of these films have a good shot at being picked up for U.S. theatrical and online distribution.
In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.
My Piece of The Pie should rightly enjoy a very wide audience, and is certainly a great foreign film for those who want to see how some of the 99% in Europe live.
I have always found cinema to be the best avenue for becoming better educated, and learning about human rights is no exception to that rule.
Culminating in last night's screening of the Marvel Comics based Thor films inspired by or created in the very chilly Scandinavian country of Norway have been in the NYC spotlight lately.
This series not only highlights some of Spain's best of the last year, but also offers an opportunity to see a masterpiece of "exiled" Spanish cinema.
Jennifer Jones always defied easy analysis, so much the better for us to simply surrender to her films themselves.
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