Tag Archives: Filipe Freitas

Film Review: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Shot in a gorgeous black-and-white, “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” is an introspective, biographical drama directed by Juho Kuosmanen about the Finnish boxer Olli Maki, who was pointed to become a national hero in 1962 when … Continue reading

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Film Review: Personal Shopper

Two years after the highly esteemed drama “Clouds of Sils Maria”, French writer/director Olivier Assayas tackles a psychological drama/thriller bolstered by crime and spiritualism. Kristen Stewart is Maureen Cartwright, an American personal shopper based in Paris where she’s assisting Kyra … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Handmaiden

14 years ago, Korean director Park Chan-wook secured a huge legion of fans with his critically acclaimed thriller “Oldboy”, which later on was subjected to a lame American remake directed by Spike Lee. During the following years, Chan-wook came up … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian writer-director with a knack for profound dramas (“About Elly”, “A Separation”, “The Past”), returns with “The Salesman”, another heartfelt story branded with uncomfortable dualities. The nature of this tale, set and shot in Tehran, will make … Continue reading

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