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“Tehran Taboo” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Tehran Taboo (2018; Ali Soozandeh) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Iranian-born German filmmaker Soozandeh makes his feature debut with this rotoscope-animated ensemble drama about young adults searching for some measure of freedom in their extremely restrictive society. The serpentine story slinks around some tenuously connected city dwellers: ex-addict Pari, […]

“Double Lover” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Double Lover (2018; François Ozon) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Hard-working genre chameleon François Ozon follows up his bland, black-and-white historical drama Frantz with this juicy erotic thriller.  Double Lover concerns a slightly unstable woman whose relationship with her ex-analyst grows even more complicated when she starts sleeping with his sadistic […]

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Short Reviews of Short Movies – Oscar-Nominated Shorts

*Read my 2016 Oscar-nominated shorts coverage HERE and my 2017 coverage HERE. ANIMATED SHORT NOMINEES (from best to worst) Garden Party (Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro; France) LOU (Dave Mullins; USA) While the animated short field looks relatively strong this year, these are the […]

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