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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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Movies Reviews: Overcoming disability, youth artistic conflicts and seducing the wealthy

By Roger Costa SWIM TEAM As his mother breaks the news about his real autistic condition, Robbie looks away, trying to control his emotions. He doesn’t want to talk about

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Movies Reviews: Personal observations on the connection between Man and the Animal World

By Roger Costa POP AYE Losing his senses and exhausted, walking a long journey back to a relative’s place, a man is encouraged by the elephant he just acquired, as

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Movies Reviews: Troubled Adults seeking justice, fulfillment and modern love

By Roger Costa PAULINA A young woman discusses with her father the future of her career. Though she seeks advise and completely respects her father’s opinions, she had decided to

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Movies Reviews: A hilarious trip, an intriguing puzzle, a discovered treasure and a mysterious guest

By Roger Costa LOST IN PARIS A clueless Canadian librarian goes to Paris to locate her missing octogenarian aunt and finds herself in a lot of trouble in this smart

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Movies Reviews: Shining Light and Hope in a world fallen into darkness and corruption

By Roger Costa We live in a self-centered world devastated by darkness, individualism, corruption and fast-growing absence of solidarity, a post-modern era manipulated by secularism, materialism and technology. But as

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Movie Review: Three African-American young men seeking their place in contemporary world

By Roger Costa Directed by Margaret Byrne, “Raising Bertie” spans a few years on the lives of three African-American young men as they struggle to find their place in society.

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Movies Reviews: Young folks seeking identity and meaning through New Italian Cinema

By Roger Costa The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà present the 2017 edition of the acclaimed festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, showing contemporary productions that

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Movie Review: In Award-winner SAMI BLOOD, a girl will fight racism in order to survive

By Roger Costa An elderly, mysteriously quiet lady reluctantly arrives at her sister’s funeral, stirring up attention. She can’t bear the memories, and escapes to the hotel; There, she listens

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Movie Review: AFTERIMAGE is a passionate portrait of a revolutionary artist

By Roger Costa Late Polish director Andrzej Wadja’s final film is an accurate recount on the life and career of respected avant-garde painter Władysław Strzemiński. Set in 1948 Poland, the

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Movies Reviews: Powerful women trying to fix the art world, their marriage, and the future of their children

By Roger Costa MANIFESTO One of the most accomplished contemporary performers, Cate Blanchett is mesmerizing in this art project turned into movie experiment compiled by Julian Rosefeldt. The fabulous Academy

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Movies Reviews: Observing different communities through new European Cinema

By Roger Costa The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York hosts the annual Panorama Europe 2017, a unique film festival gathering undiscovered gems through a diverse selection

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Movies Reviews: A puzzled detective, adventurous felines, restless journalists and eccentric aristocrats

By Roger Costa GREY LADY Two decades after his debut “Southie”, director John Shea returns with this efficient thriller set amidst the sumptuous island of the title, “her arms are

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Movies Reviews: Tribeca Film Festival brings amazing independent discoveries from all over the world

By Roger Costa The 2017 TFF runs thru April 30th at many venues in New York City, showcasing the latest in the most creative and inspiring independent films, emerging new

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