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Movies Reviews: Quest for protection, Going Backstage and Traumas of Human Trafficking

By Roger Costa WONDERSTRUCK Considering the great talent and prestigious career of one of America’s best contemporary filmmakers, Todd Haynes, this is a catastrophic experience. But not completely. Undoubtedly, the

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Movies Reviews: The iconic leather man and a love triangle during Holocaust

By Roger Costa TOM OF FINLAND Finland’s 2018 Oscar submission is a comprehensive and expansive biopic on the iconic and controversial Finnish artist, the creator of the “leather” gay man

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Movies Reviews: The importance of Music, Freedom, Memory and Innocence

By Roger Costa CHAVELA One of the most important voices for LGBT rights and freedom, musician Chavela Vargas was a revolutionary force who defied family, society and men in general

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Movies Reviews: Social, moral and economic displacements at the 55th New York Film Festival

By Roger Costa The annual New York Film Festival, now in its 55th anniversary will present from September 28 thru October 15, some of the most anticipated and exciting new

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Movies Reviews: Incredible Women on the verge of a breakdown

By Roger Costa BOBBI JENE As she turns 30, Bobbi, a prolific Israeli dancer member of Batsheva Dance Company, decides to leave behind everything she had accomplish in her home

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Movies Reviews: Fighting with inmates, rodents, street thugs and family standards

By Roger Costa WOODPECKERS Dominican Republic’s official entry for this year’s Oscars is a thrilling prison experience as well as a unique tragic love story. Writer/director José María Cabral fiercely

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Movies Reviews: Longing for the presence of a father, a wife, a family and pure Nature

By Roger Costa WHITE SUN Politics, modernity, family values, religion and traditions are blended together in director Deepak Rauniyar’s second feature, a touching and inspiring dramatic comedy that showcases him

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Movies Reviews: Being Young (and lost) in modern Latin America

By Roger Costa KILL ME PLEASE A school teen girl becomes obsessed with a corpse they found brutally killed in her Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. Bia and her friends are

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Movies Reviews: Revolutions on Dance, Social Relations and Political Brutality

By Roger Costa POLINA Anastasia Shevtsova gives a tour-de-force performance as the young Russian dancer of the title in directors Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj’s stunning coming-of-age well crafted production.

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Movies Reviews: Fixing yourself through other people’s similar experiences

By Roger Costa THE WOUND When an industrial worker, living under poor conditions in Johannesburg, accepts his uncle’s assignment to watch over his younger cousin as he’s preparing for a

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Movies Reviews: Revolting Terrorism, a Broken Home and Troubles of Love in the City

By Roger Costa NOCTURAMA A group of youngsters watch the consequences of their terrorist attacks around Paris, displayed on the news, showing no remorse while more interested in exploring other

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Movies Reviews: Personal perspectives on sexual desires, outcast ideals and modern slavery

By Roger Costa FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE “Liberty, Equality, Virility!” exclaims an aging actress from whom a lost man seeks advise. Pierre is a handsome ambiguous man who just left

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Movies Reviews: Discovering modern New Yorkers and notorious Native Americans musicians

By Roger Costa PERSON TO PERSON Adapted from his short film of the same name, writer/director Dustin Guy Defa’s ode to New York City and its inhabitants is a refreshingly

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Movies Reviews: Everybody needs someone (or something) to hold on to

By Roger Costa KEKSZAKALLU An official selection at Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Argentinian director Gastón Solnicki’s feature debut is a very personal look at the routine of old

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Movies Reviews: Scary Movies Festival showcases the art of the frightening storytelling

By Roger Costa After taking a break last year, Scary Movies, the contemporary Horror Film Festival held by Film Society of Lincoln Center is back with terrifying new productions showcasing

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