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Taken 3

Jan 15, 2015

Taken 3

by Kaori Shoji

Luc Besson and his protege, Olivier Megaton, have probably burned more fossil fuel and blown up more vehicles between them than a post-bankruptcy Detroit. In an age when many filmmakers are trying to go green, you’d think there would be a quota on car ...

Trash: 'inside Rio de Janeiro's rotten core'

Jan 7, 2015

Trash: 'inside Rio de Janeiro's rotten core'

by Kaori Shoji

‘Trash” takes on greed and garbage — two issues that are linked to crucial global problems of climate change and poverty. These issues are really all part of one big family of troubles, but if one of these factors can be destroyed, chances are ...

Top 10 films of 2014: in search of originality

Dec 24, 2014

Top 10 films of 2014: in search of originality

by Giovanni Fazio

The longer you go on watching and writing about film, the more you start to feel like one of those jaded vampires in Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive.” It’s as though art’s power to surprise and amaze you is nowhere near what it ...