‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ Gets Real About Teenagers

'White Bird in Blizzard' is a document of a tumultuous time, and makes no real excuses for how awful the main character can be. Though thorny, this is the film at its best. It approaches the perils of adolescence with a frankness rarely seen in depictions of modern teenage life.

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‘The Drop’ Drips with Tension

'The Drop' provides plenty of appealing flavor. Even its quietest moments are suffused with tension, the movie never letting us forget that these people exist in a world where cruelty seems to be rewarded.

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Festival Report: The 10th Cinema One Originals, Part 1

For its tenth year, the Cinema One Originals Festival has funded just ten films, but they’ve been given bigger grants than usual. The festival has expanded in other ways, introducing an international program that includes films from Asian luminaries such as Hong Sang-soo, Ann Hui, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan. In our coverage, we will be covering the ten new Filipino features and the shorts film program.

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