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Review: Agnieszka Holland's Historical Czech Epic 'Burning Bush' Is An Effective & Galvanizing Drama

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 13, 2014 11:35 AM
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Burning Bush
Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values, “Burning Bush” is a deep investigative look at gross abuses of power in late ‘60s communist Czechoslovakia and those that fought against it. A three-part miniseries for HBO Europe (no word yet on a U.S. airdate, but it opens theatrically this weekend in limited release), the drama chronicles real-life events that took place when Russian forces began to occupy the country.

New York Film Festival Wrap-Up: My 5 Favorite Films

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 14, 2013 4:08 PM
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51st New York Film Festival Wrap-Up
The 51st New York Film Festival is quickly coming to a close and it’s frankly taken us a little by surprise how fast its ended (this is also a way to say, damn, we’re still a little behind on some reviews). But it has been an excellent festival, so like Oli's more contemporaneous BFI London Film Festival diaries, I wanted to recap what I've seen so far. While there was no secret screening—director Kent Jones' dream of bringing Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" to the fest were squashed when Scorsese fell behind in his editing—this year's festival was still one of NYFF's best.

NYFF Review: Agnieszka Holland's 3-Part HBO Mini-Series 'Burning Bush'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 14, 2013 1:01 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Burning Bush
Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values, “Burning Bush” is a deep investigative look at gross abuses of power in late ‘60s communist Czechoslovakia and those that fought against it. A three-part miniseries for HBO Europe (no word yet on a U.S. airdate), the drama chronicles real-life events that took place when Russian forces began to occupy the country

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