Film: Pacificado

Film: Pacificado

  Pacificado (“pacified” in Portugese) is named for the pacification police who were charged with cleaning up the crime-ridden favela slums before the 1913 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the heavy police presence the drug-dealing and viiolence...
French Festival Film: Les Miserables

French Festival Film: Les Miserables

    Director Ladj Ly has made a remarkable debut with his first film, Les Miserables, which was chosen as France’s entry to the Academy Awards and is now tipped to win an Oscar. The film echoes Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel with a 21st Century story of...
Film: The Lighthouse

Film: The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is a brooding, sinister black and white film with towering performances by the two protagonists, Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe. Thomas Wake (Dafoe) is a grizzled old tar, the lighthouse keeper on a rugged windswept island off the New...
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