Articles from February 2016

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Screenshot from Cronies

Cronies (2015)

In Cronies, written and directed by Michael J. Larnell, the interviewer probes central character Louis Johnson on whether or not he’s in love with the woman he happens to live with.
Screenshot from 45 Years

45 Years

Early on in director Andrew Haigh’s British drama 45 Years, a party planner casually notes to Charlotte Rampling’s character, Kate, that the building they are standing in is “so full of history – like a good marriage.
Screenshot from Mustang

Mustang (France, 2015)

What does it mean to possess desire and passion when you’re a teenage girl living in a remote Turkish village, in a conservative family? Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven explores this question in her debut feature Mustang (2015), a sun streaked film that chronicles the story of five orphaned sisters being…