A Round-up of New Movies in Theaters, Online and Available for Home Viewing

'You Are My Passion' ('Eres mi pasión')

‘You Are My Passion’ (‘Eres mi pasión’)

Sports fandom is one thing, but when it becomes an obsession, is it rightly characterized as passion or addiction? That’s …
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This 2008 neo-noir, surrealist black comedy-drama about a Bulgarian inmate falsely convicted of murder who enters prison before the Communist …
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'The Shiny Shrimps' ('Les crevettes pailletées')

‘The Shiny Shrimps’ (‘Les crevettes pailletées’)

Rare is it that a film can cross and successfully fuse multiple genres seamlessly, but so it is with this …
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'The World to Come'

‘The World to Come’

No matter how beautifully filmed, poetically (though unnaturally) written and superbly performed this period piece forbidden romance may be, one …
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'Calm with Horses' ('The Shadow of Violence')

‘Calm with Horses’ (‘The Shadow of Violence’)

Originally titled “Calm with Horses,” this gritty drama with a soft underbelly capably tells the story of a former boxer-turned-enforcer …
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When presenting a story on film, it’s generally more effective to show, rather than to tell, viewers what’s unfolding on …
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'God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya' (“Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija”)

‘God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya’ (“Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija”)

Taking on an entrenched, centuries-old social, religious and political patriarchy is no easy feat, but the protagonist in director Teona …
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'Against the Current'

‘Against the Current’

To truly prove ourselves, sometimes we must pursue goals that are seriously over the top, quests that most of us …
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'The Prince' ('El Principe')

‘The Prince’ (‘El Principe’)

As pulpy homoerotic prison fare, director Sebastián Muñoz Costa del Rio’s gritty debut narrative feature certainly revs the hormones on …
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