Review: Trust Us, This is All Made Up

Director: Alex Karpovsky Producers: Alex Karpovsky, David Modigliani, Adam Roffman, Asaf Ronen, Jessica Wolfson Starring: David Pasquesi, T.J. Jagodowski MPAA Rating:Not Yet Rated Running time: 83 min. Website: trustusfilm.com/ Here’s an interesting movie that could actually stand to come in a DVD series of about 10 (or more) volumes. Because in reality...

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MSPIFF Review: The Merry Gentleman

Director: Michael Keaton Writer: Ron Lazzeretti Producer: Steven A. Jones Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Michael Keaton, Tom Bastounes, Debbi Burns, Bobby Cannavale MPAA Rating: R Running time: 110 min. Full disclosure: big Michael Keaton fan here; huge. From Mr. Mom to My Life to The Company to Jackie Brown, if having me in stitches is the goal, it is success...

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MSPIFF Review: Lemon Tree

Director: Eran Riklis (Borders, Syrian Bride) Writers: Suha Arraf, Eran Riklis Producer: Eran Riklis Starring: Hiam Abbass, Doron Tavory, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael MPAA Rating: PG Country of origin: Israel Running time: 106 min Right at the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is an Arab woman just trying to make a living from her precious lemon tree...

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MSPIFF Review: Surveillance

Director: Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena) Writers: Kent Harper, Jennifer Chambers Lynch Producers: Kent Harper, Marco Mehlitz, David Michaels Starring: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Ryan Simpkins French Stewart, Ken Harper MPAA Rating: R Running time: 97 Not your daddy’s cinema. Sure there’s definitely a trace of fatherly influence here,...

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TIFF 08 Review: Jerichow

Coming into Christian Petzold’s rural neo-noir, it might be helpful to have an understanding of the films that he is aiming to re-create. Like his previous film, Yella, which played with the conventions of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge in the context of modern Germany, Jerichow (presumably named after the town where the film is set) teases audience...

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