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‘Monos’ is a Chilling, Visceral Fever Dream – Review

Cinema in its purest form can be seen as the provocative marriage of sound and image, and as such, Alejandro Landes’ Monos is nothing if not cinematic. While gentle on plot, the film is entirely immersive in its atmosphere, drenched in mud, madness, and brutality.

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Jackie Chan Takes on Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘The Iron Mask’

Fifteen years since they first appeared on screen together in the box office bomb Around the World in 80 Days (2004), Arnold Schwarzenegger and martial arts expert Jackie Chan are back together again in the historical blockbuster The Iron Mask.

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‘Pain and Glory’ Offers a Profound Insight Into a Talented Mind – Review

A rumination on youth, success, relationships, paralysis and fading, Pain and Glory offers a poignant insight into the life of an acclaimed, aging director. Pedro Almodóvar directs Antonio Banderas in a self-modelled role to explore with great subtlety the reflectiveness evoked when an individual’s physical impasse is reached.

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Scandinavian Cinema Stuns Again with ‘A White, White Day’ – Review

Visually arresting and equally enthralling, Scandinavian cinema is continuing to cement itself as a major player on the global circuit. Hlynur Palmason’s A White, White Day is an impressive addition to the growing Scandi film canon and has already garnered significant praise.

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Spanish Film ‘The Realm’ Reveals Political Duplicity – Review

The Realm opens inconspicuously – a man in a suit finishes a phone call while staring out to sea. The camera tracks him as he crosses the sand, walks up the grass to a restaurant, through the back door into the kitchen where he lifts a platter of shrimp and strides into the dining room of the restaurant.

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