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A Touch of Sin

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: The recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Jia Zhang Ke's four-part drama explores the corrosive effects of violence in contemporary China through the eyes of a disgruntled miner, a migrant worker returning home for the New Year, a receptionist who was assaulted by a wealthy client, and a frustrated factory worker. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Zhao Tao, Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Luo Lanshan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ventures sees Alaska from difference perspective

...try to break down barriers of what can be done," Carson said.The approximately $4,000 drone is a DSLR Pros DJI Phantom Cannes P2 Kit capable of carrying up to seven pounds. The device is also outfitted to transmit the live feed of the GoPro from miles...

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Alaska officials show how to release trapped pets

...visibility."It worked out pretty well," said Hunter, who joked that he's hoping his role will earn him an invitation to the Cannes Film Festival.Granted, if a body-grip trap works the way it's supposed to, there's a good chance it will kill a dog...

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Like Father, Like Son

Now Playing Synopsis: The recipient of the Jury Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Koreeda's heartfelt drama tells the tale of Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama), a success-driven father who learns that the son he has raised for six years is not his own due to a clerical error at the hospital where the child was born. Faced with the decision of raising his biological son or the one he has fathered since birth, Ryota begins questioning everything he has ever known about being a father. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yoko Maki, Lily Franky Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Now Playing Synopsis: A 15-year-old finds her naïve perceptions of human sexuality challenged upon meeting a blue-haired student who encourages her to assert her individuality in director Abdel Kechiche's deeply perceptive drama. Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is in the midst of a sexual awakening when a handsome male classmate strives to catch her attention. Meanwhile, Adèle's daydreams keep drifting back to Emma (Léa Seydoux), a worldly art student she ran into on the street. Later, when Adèle and Emma forge an actual connection, the uncertain younger teen discovers a side of herself that she's never known, becoming increasingly comfortable in her own skin despite the reactions of her close-minded classmates. Blue Is the Warmest Color was the recipient of the prestigious Palme d' Or at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Repentance

Opens Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Synopsis: Repentance (Pokayaniye) features Avtandil Makharadze in a dual role. As Georgian mayor Varlam Aravidze, Makharadze is a strutting, arbitrarily cruel dictator, something of a composite Stalin and Hitler. Visually he very closely resembles Lavrentiy Beriya, Stalin's right hander and one-time KGB chief. As Abel, the mayor's son, Makharadze finds himself in the middle of an ideological squabble when his father dies. Zeinab Botsvadze, a local woman who had suffered mightily under the mayor's regime, refuses to allow the old man's corpse to be interred. Despite the son's Herculean efforts, Botsvadze continues digging up the late mayor's body, a symbolic gesture to prevent the dead man's villainy from being forgotten. Repentance was the first Soviet film that openly denounced the horrors of Stalinism, though the Georgian director Tengiz Abuladze (known for his poetic and surrealist films) chose to make it allegorical, deliberately using anachronisms and making the leading character look like a combination of Stalin's henchman Lavrenti Beriya, Hitler, and Mussolini. An interesting point -- the last name chosen for the leading character is totally fictional, there is no such name as Aravidze in Georgia. In fact, "aravi" means "nobody" in Georgian. The filmmakers opted for such a name in order not to offend any real person in the Republic of Georgia. Filmed in 1984, Repentance fell victim to Soviet censorship from the moment it left the editing room. When it was finally released in 1987, the film was deservedly garlanded with several awards, including the Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Avtandil Makharadze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Ketevan Abuladze, Sofiko Chiaureli, Edisher Giorgobiani Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Dinner and a movie

Much like the Cannes Film Festival in France is used to demonstrate that European cinema is art, not just entertainment, so, too, will the local...

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Movie reviewer has possible Oscar nominees on radar

...festival buzz. Most haven't come out in wide release, but those film critics lucky enough to go to Sundance, Toronto, or Cannes have started the Oscar talk already. A few of these have already been released, and I can almost guarantee you've seen them...

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Blue Is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle)

Now Playing Synopsis: A 15-year-old finds her naïve perceptions of human sexuality challenged upon meeting a blue-haired student who encourages her to assert her individuality in director Abdel Kechiche's deeply perceptive drama. Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is in the midst of a sexual awakening when a handsome male classmate strives to catch her attention. Meanwhile, Adèle's daydreams keep drifting back to Emma (Léa Seydoux), a worldly art student she ran into on the street. Later, when Adèle and Emma forge an actual connection, the uncertain younger teen discovers a side of herself that she's never known, becoming increasingly comfortable in her own skin despite the reactions of her close-minded classmates. Blue Is the Warmest Color was the recipient of the prestigious Palme d' Or at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

... Students make underwater art for the ceiling Faire fun Book sheds light on bear encounters What's Happening Cannes festival snubs Germany again 'American Idol' star to release new album Art Briefs Around the Peninsula Judy Ann...

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