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Movie review: The Book Thief
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Movie review: The Book Thief

One of the worst World War II films that have ever seen the light of day There is something sadistic about the industry inflicting movies on us on a near-annual basis that have to do with Jews hiding from the Nazis. From time to time, these films have undeniable strength and importance — for example,… Keep Reading

Hail Caesar
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Movie review: Hail Caesar!

The Coen brothers go behind the scenes in 1950s Hollywood The Coen brothers have had a long history of making popular cult films that are both aesthetically pleasing and character driven, and Hail, Caesar! is a fine example of their hard labor. Although the film does lack in substance and plot at times, these moments… Keep Reading

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Movie review: Brooklyn

A strong lead performance and a low key script boost an immigrant’s tale By the 1950s, the waves of Irish immigrants to the US had slowed a bit from what it had been in the late 1800s, but there was still a steady stream. New York City had long been the destination of choice. Brooklyn,… Keep Reading

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Movie review: Deadpool

Postmodern overload knocks out ultraviolent superhero movie’s ability to tell a compelling story Deadpool flips the script in its opening scene already. The camera smoothly glides between bodies suspended in mid-air, tracking farther and farther back until we see a car dangling in the air shortly after a fatal collision. Fight Club’s first scene immediately… Keep Reading

Movie review By the Sea
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Movie review: By the Sea

Intimate story of crumbling relationship, directed by Angelina Jolie (Pitt), is pure self-indulgence for director, not the viewer Do you remember the scene in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II–set Inglourious Basterds in which U.S. Lieutenant Aldo Raine, played by Brad Pitt, attends a film premiere in Nazi-occupied Paris and pretends to be an Italian? “Bahn-dzhohr-no,”… Keep Reading

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Story of ‘Chinese Schindler’ being shot in Czech Republic

Co-produced TV series tells the story of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng-Shan Prague, Nov 10 (CTK) — The Czech-Chinese TV series Last Visa, set in the World War II, is the biggest coproduction project so far. Filming began in Prague and other Czech towns in September and most recently the crew moved to the Terezín Memorial,… Keep Reading

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‘Home Care’ is Czech submission to the Oscars

The last Czech film to win was ‘Kolja’ in 1996 The film Home Care (Domácí péče) is the Czech submission to the 88th Academy Awards for consideration for a Best Foreign Film nomination. Every eligible country submits one and only one film, and from that the Hollywood-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences eventually… Keep Reading

Tarantino and Morricone settle the score in Prague
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Tarantino and Morricone settle the score in Prague

Famed composer is recording the score for ‘Hateful Eight’ with the CNSO Ennio Morricone was back in Prague this weekend to conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on the score of The Hateful Eight, a new western film by director Quentin Tarantino. The director was also in Prague to supervise the work. The Hateful Eight,… Keep Reading

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Czech film awards duped by fake Jim Carrey

Organizers admit the man who looked nothing like the actor was a professional fake The organizers of the Czech Lion Awards (Český lev) now admit they were punked. A man claiming to be Hollywood actor Jim Carrey, famous for such films as Dumb and Dumber and The Truman Show, made a special appearance at the… Keep Reading

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‘The Way Out’ wins big

Petr Václav’s film receives most Czech Lion awards; ‘Fair Play’ gets snubbed It was supposed to be Andrea Sedláčková’s night. Her film, Fair Play, had not only been submitted to the Academy Awards as the official Czech entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category but had received an almost unprecedented 14 nominations for the… Keep Reading

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