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Review: Oscar-nominated COLD WAR

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Review: Oscar-nominated COLD WAR

By Josh Muchly Upshot: Two artists, Zula (Joanna Kulig) and Wiktor ( Tomasz Kot) fall in love in communist Poland post-WWII. However, their yearning for one another, their artistic endeavors and, indeed, their very survival keep them from a lasting union even as their fates continue to intertwine. Rundown: Though the most talked-about foreign film in this awards […]

Review: SHOPLIFTERS

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Review: SHOPLIFTERS

By Josh Muchly Upshot: This Japanese film (originally titled “Manbiki kazoku”) centers on a stitched-together clan of small-time crooks who take the risk of harboring a young girl — named Yuri — they find outside in the cold, even as their own struggle for survival is faltering. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in […]

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