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    Locarno Film Festival – Starmovie

    September 11, 2019 4:38PM PT A young woman In a provincial town in Senegal is caught in a fight between her father, a religious leader, and his fundamentalist brother. Power dynamics wrapped in religious intolerance drives a wedge between two brothers in Mamadou Dia’s engrossing feature debut, “Nafi’s Father.” While presenting two competing visions of Islam, the film plainly shows…

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    ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’ Review – Starmovie

    August 30, 2019 5:18PM PT While his influences come from small, genial American indies with a touch of Mike Leigh, the actor Simon Bird’s feature directing debut hasn’t enough substance to leave a mark. The first thing to get out of the way is that “Days of the Bagnold Summer” has nothing whatsoever to do with Enid Bagnold, author of…

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    ‘143 Sahara Street’ Review – Starmovie

    August 30, 2019 5:09PM PT Hassen Ferhani’s loving portrait of a woman and her roadside teahouse addresses the need for familiarity and respectful human interaction in a world in a state of flux. There’s a terrific moment in “143 Sahara Street” when a visitor to Malika’s isolated teahouse in the Algerian desert pretends to be a prisoner on the other…

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    ‘Camille’ Review – Starmovie

    Following his strong foray into fiction with “Hope,” director Boris Lojkine goes even further in weaving his documentary origins onto a fictional structure with “Camille,” a powerful biopic of French photojournalist Camille Lepage, who was killed in the Central African Republic in 2014 at the age of 26. While adopting a standard biopic structure that occasionally stumbles into the formulaic,…

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    A Wilfully Eccentric Portuguese Comedy – Starmovie

    August 27, 2019 10:24AM PT As the threat of retirement looms, a traveling salesman decides to go out singing in João Nicolau’s wilfully eccentric comedy. If a particularly enterprising Portuguese amateur theater group took it upon themselves to stage Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” only to freshen things up by making it a black-box musical, the result wouldn’t be…

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    Carice van Houten Thrills in a Risky Psychodrama – Starmovie

    Now that “Game of Thrones” has finally reached its conclusion, releasing its gifted international ensemble into the casting wilds, will Hollywood remember just what it has in Carice van Houten? It’s not that the statuesque Dutch thesp hasn’t been consistently employed since her startling 2006 breakout in Paul Verhoeven’s “Black Book,” or even that she’s been underappreciated. (She just, after…

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    A Film of High Artifice, Minimal Narration – Starmovie

    Frequently beautiful compositions and the theatrical use of a fierce kind of artifice have long been the hallmarks of Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, regarded by a small but influential group of aesthetes as one of the great filmmakers of our era. For those in tune with his vision, the director’s films offer an exciting lesson in just how far a…

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    An Ill-Timed Comedy Featuring the Paris Cathedral – Starmovie

    August 17, 2019 6:06AM PT While aiming to be a humorous riposte to an anger-filled society, “Notre dame” relies on Not to be too cynical about it, but might the recent horrific fire in Paris’ cathedral attract audiences to a film in which the gothic gem plays a major role? It’s likely a wiser marketing strategy than promoting the unrelenting…

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    Hassen Ferhani Captures Drama and Poetry in ‘143 Rue du Desert’ – Starmovie

    Hassen Ferhani was driving along the trans-Sahara highway in Algeria with his friend and writer Chawki Amari when he found the subject for his next film, “143 rue du desert” (“143 Sahara Street”), which screened this week at the Locarno film festival and has been selected for Toronto. “I wanted to make a road movie,” Ferhani explains. When they were…

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    ‘Giraffe’ Review – Starmovie

    When visiting zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, we don’t find it strange to come across animals far removed from their native lands: lemurs in the Bronx, penguins in Rome, bonobos in Berlin. In our increasingly globalized society, the same can be said for our fellow humans, who don’t necessarily seem out of place, no matter how diverse their backgrounds — even…