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Movie Review – Tomboy – The Most Adorable Film Ever Made About Gender Dysphoria

[Note: This review was originally published as our LAFF review.] French director Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy is a bit of an enigma.  The story of a ten-year-old girl named Laure who passes herself off as a ten-year-old boy named Michaël, Tomboy is

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New Foreign Filmmakers at AFI Fest Presented by Audi – “Bullhead” & “Oslo, August 31st”

One of the great benefits of writing reviews and attending film festivals is the exposure to new, emerging talent before any hype starts.  Of course, it can go both ways, and I’ve ended up stuck watching excruciating crap more than

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The Fantastic Foreign Offerings at AFI FEST 2011 Presented by Audi

This year’s AFI Fest has begun, being held in Hollywood from November 3rd to 10th.  This year, AFI is again giving out free tickets, which of course caused predictable initial problems with the ticketing system, but it appears that they’ve

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“Black Bread” – Spain’s Entry for the Foreign Language Academy Award – Los Angeles Recent Spanish Cinema Film Festival Screening

There’s a unique tradition within Spanish cinema of using a child’s perspective and imagination to approach complex, decidedly adult themes.  From Spirit of the Beehive and Cria Cuervos to many of Guillermo Del Toro’s films (such as Devil’s Backbone and

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Notable Foreign Film Events in Los Angeles – Mid-September

As promised, we’re back with a list of foreign film events around Los Angeles that, if you’re in the area, you should consider checking out. Of course, this list is nowhere near complete, and a quick glance through any of

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Beyond Subtitles: Notable Foreign Film Events in Los Angeles: “La Dolce Vita,” “World on a Wire,” & “Julia’s Eyes”

Despite the fact that life in Los Angeles largely revolves around film, foreign films notoriously don’t get much play here.  Perhaps it’s due to the overabundance of films and events that take place already, or perhaps people who work in

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