All Gala Presentations articles – Page 9

  • Reviews

    A Year Ago In Winter


    Dir: Caroline Link. Germany. 2008. 128 mins. Caroline Link’s first film in seven years is an elegantly-woven portrait of a family in crisis after the suicide of an 18 year-old boy and the steps which occur on their way to healing. Never overly gloomy or downbeat, ...

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    The Other Man


    Director: Richard Eyre. UK/USA. 2008. 90mins. Richard Eyre is fast becoming the new master of unhealthy obsession. After Judi Dench’s creepily predatory school teacher in Notes On A Scandal , it is now the turn of Liam Neeson to play a fool for love in The ...

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    Dean Spanley (2008)


    Dir. Toa Fraser. New Zealand/UK. 2008. 99mins. New Zealand director Toa Fraser’s Dean Spanley overcomes an uncertain and sketchy opening section to register as a moving and visually wondrous evocation of magic and imagination. The movie’s tonal shifts are fairly abrupt and the first third ...

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    The Secret Life Of Bees


    Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood. USA. 2008. 110 mins Inspirational life lessons abound in The Secret Life Of Bees, a wholesome, heartwarming version of the Sue Monk Kidd bestseller. The mixture of personal heartache and social history is handled with tender loving care, but is so sentimental ...

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    Dir: Paul Gross. Canada. 2008. 114mins Anyone confronting the horrors of trench warfare in the First World War has to acknowledge the long shadows cast by seminal classics All Quiet On The Western Front and Paths Of Glory . Paul Gross’s ambitious Passchendaele doesn’t ...

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    Rachel Getting Married


    Dir: Jonathan Demme. US. 2008. 116mins.

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    The Duchess


    Dir: Saul Dibb. UK. 2008. 110mins.

  • Reviews

    Burn After Reading


    Dirs/scr: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. US. 2008. 95mins.

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    La Fille De Monaco (The Girl From Monaco)


    Dir: Anne Fontaine. France, 2008. 95 mins.

  • Adoration



    Dir: Atom Egoyan. Canada. 2008. 100mins.