Movie Review: SKIES OF LEBANON

Movie Review: SKIES OF LEBANON

Skies of Lebanon opens the mind to deep consideration of the invasive impact that war and social strife have on families who work hard to contribute to society and, in return, just want to live in peace. Thanks to its genre-defying style, it is a lot of fun while it’s being quite serious in touching on themes that are currently relevant around the world, as well as right here, at home. The film is a must see.

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DILILI IN PARIS – Movie Review

DILILI IN PARIS – Movie Review

The film’s writer/director Michel Ocelot’s distinctive style of animation and exposition has a simplicity and fluidity that allows for a beautifully rendered tour of Paris’ well known tourist spots, as well as the introduction of the leading cultural figures of the day and a surprising roster of other cultural references. And, all the while, there’s the mystery of the Male Masters, whose political leanings and agenda are, we learn, threateningly right wing and anti-female.

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Review: Jessica Yu’s PROTAGONIST

Review: Jessica Yu’s PROTAGONIST

Jessica Yu’s Protagonist is the sort of unusual documentary that tempts critics to try to show that they are smarter than the director–smarter not so much about the depth of their knowledge of the subject at hand, but about the lofty scholarly rightness of their own sense of cinematic form. The film is quite challenging–even heady–in its complexity, in its density of information and its innovate style.

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