M-SPIFF Review: I Am Love

  Director: Luca Guadagnino Story: Luca Guadagnino Screenplay: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, Walter Fasano Producers: Luca Guadagnino, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Tilda Swinton, Alessandro Usai, Massimiliano Violante Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Marisa Berenson Country of Origin: Italy...

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M-SPIFF Review: Zero

  Director: Paweł Borkowski Writer: Pawel Borowski Producer: Piotr Dzieciol Starring: see IMDb profile Country of Origin: Poland MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 110 min.   High concept films often fall victim to themselves as the audience is always well aware of the gimmick and therefore loses a little bit of faith in the film as it treads along not so...

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M-SPIFF Review: Cell 211

  Director: Daniel Monzón Novel: Francisco Pérez Gandul Screenplay: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Daniel Monzón Producers: Álvaro Augustín, Borja Pena, Emma Lustres Gómez, Juan Gordon Starring: Carlos Bardem, Luis Tosar , Alberto Ammann, Marta Etura, Antonio Resines Country of Origin: Spain MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 110 min. Few films have the wherewithal...

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Review: THE SQUARE

Just a detail, but isn’t the devil in the details? I do not know if it was intended or not, but our titular square, a competent but out of his element everyman caught up in an affair and some larceny walks up an outdoor staircase with a road sign dominating the lower portion of the frame saying: “No Through Road.” In the fine tradition of noir...

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Review: The Misfortunates

  It’s not often a movie can take you from sweet and charming to sad and depressing then to laugh out loud hilarious and then shift to something quite disturbing. It’s even rarer when the movie can do that all that within the span of 3-4 minutes…Repeatedly. Welcome to The Misfortunates, the story of a family of 4 grown boys (well, men...

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