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For Lucio | Pietro Marcello

The COVID pandemic kept Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden out of U.S. cinemas (settling for a virtual-only release) in 2020, but the film’s much-hyped 2019 festival run translated into stateside celebration nevertheless, amusingly culminating in an Obama cosign. The film’s appeal is readily apparent, even…

March 5, 2021
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by M.G. Mailloux Film Horizon Line

JUMBO | Zoé Wittock

JUMBO manages to imbue its tricky material with sensitivity but at the expensive of teasing out much of its considerable potential. It’s not often that object sexuality (or, OS for the sake of brevity) is discussed outside the confines of lurid reality television, and as…

February 17, 2021
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by M.G. Mailloux Film

R#J | Carey Williams

At this point, it should go without saying that any Timur Bekmambetov production that features a plot “told entirely through social media and smartphone screens” should be high-priority viewing for anyone who cares about the future of cinema. Of course, these are all signifiers…

February 4, 2021
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