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  Writer/director Hirokazu Koreeda’s extraordinary and brilliant new film about a disparate Japanese makeshift family may start in a gentle and slightly confusing manner, but by the time the final credits role you will be totally engrossed in the movie that won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes last summer.  The family live crammed into a small dilapidated … Continue reading

The Wedding

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  This intriguing autobiographical wee film helmed by Egyptian/American filmmaker Sam Abbas who wrote, directed and starred in it, is full of promise which sadly is often over-shadowed by the movie’s rather deadpan and flat production.   Abbas plays Rami living in New  York’s Lower East Side with his fiance  Sara (Nikohl Boosheri) who is anxious to … Continue reading

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