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Peruvian Film About Rape Wins Top Prize at Berlin

A Peruvian film with the English title “Milk of Sorrow” won the top prize, the Golden Bear, at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. The awards were announced on February 20, but U.S. press coverage of the Berlin festival ...
 
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The Class — Important Achievement, But Not a Masterpiece

“The Class,” which was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign-Language Film, is the most authentic movie about lower-class teenagers that you are likely ever to see. But that isn’t saying much, as this genre h...
 
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The 20 Most Under-Rated Films of 2008

Two thousand eight was not a strong year for film. Of the 150 or so films I saw in 2008, none was a masterpiece — none even rated a 9 out of 10. There were at least a dozen that rated 8 out of 10 though, and there were qu...

 
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Silent Light — Reminiscent of Malick

“Silent Light,” the Mexican film by relative newcomer Carlos Reygadas, has caused a stir in the New York art-house scene this winter. I am happy that it has garnered some attention. This is hard to do for a film tha...