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Watch: Punk's Not Dead In U.S. Trailer For Lukas Moodysson's Punk Pic 'We Are The Best!'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 3:07 PM
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We Are The Best!
For some punk rock is a lifestyle, and for others it's a fashion statement, but for the trio in Lukas Moodysson's "We Are The Best!" it's an attitude, an energy that sees three young kids find themselves in an era of lipgloss and synthesizers.

Exclusive: Get Punk With Poster For Lukas Moodysson's 'We Are The Best!'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2014 2:11 PM
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We Are The Best!
While we don't have a full review up just yet, Lukas Moodysson's "We Are The Best!" made a strong enough impression on us on the festival circuit, that it made the honorable mentions of our list of The 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen. While the filmmaker is perhaps best known for his grittier fare such as “Lilja 4-ever," “Together," and “Mammoth," for his latest he turns in a different direction.

Watch: New Trailer For Lukas Moodysson's Punk Pic 'We Are The Best!'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 28, 2014 7:05 PM
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We Are The Best!
With a slate of films during the ‘00s including “Lilja 4-ever," “Together," and “Mammoth," director Lukas Moodysson may not seem the most apt director for an upbeat, crowd-pleasing period rock drama. Yet that’s exactly what he’s done across the world with his new film “We Are The Best!” and a brand new trailer has landed to showcase the unique type of tale that Moodysson has concocted.

BFI London Film Festival Diary Day 5: 'The Double,' 'We Are The Best!,' 'Nobody's Daughter Haewon' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 15, 2013 11:01 AM
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In the run up to its release, I was absolutely champing at the bit to see "Submarine," the debut feature from British comedian Richard Ayoade. I'd been a huge fan of the comic's breakthrough work on "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace," the buzz was electric, it appeared to tick all the right boxes in terms of influences, and had a distinctive visual look. And yet when it came to actually seeing the thing, even after loving the first half-hour or so, I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed. High expectations probably played a part, but ultimately, Ayoade was perhaps a little too in thrall to his influences, and the source material wasn't quite strong enough to make it the classic coming-of-age tale I'd hoped it might be.

Watch: New Trailers, Clips for TIFF Selections 'We Are The Best,' 'Art of the Steal,' 'Starred Up' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 9, 2013 11:30 AM
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TIFF 2013 Trailers
Based off of the steady stream of crowd-pleasers, critical darlings, and uneven oddities that hit Toronto this past week, the Toronto International Film Festival could already be considered a runaway success. But an entire week more of cinematic gifts await, and we've got clips and trailers for a slew of them, including the latest efforts from Lukas Moodysson, Kurt Russell, and Ben Mendelsohn. While the buzz might have slightly died down about the festival, there's a whole lot still left to go!

TIFF 2013: '12 Years A Slave,' 'Prisoners,' 'Gravity,' 'Under The Skin,' 'Labor Day' & Much, Much More Coming To Toronto

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 10:33 AM
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Tuxedos are being rented, red carpets shampooed and cleaned and the city of Toronto bracing itself as this year's Toronto International Film Festival is now just over a month away. And this morning, organizers have dropped the first wave of titles coming to Canada, and it looks like cinephiles will be in for a big treat this year.

Watch: First Trailer For Lukas Moodysson's '80s Teen Punk Rock Pic 'We Are The Best!'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 23, 2013 9:58 AM
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We Are The Best! (VI ÄR BÄST!)
Lukas Moodysson's 2000 film “Together” may have followed the director's breakout debut, “Fucking Amal,” but it is notable purely from a tonal standpoint as one of his most accessible and warm works in a sea of unrelenting dramas. Announced early last year, his latest film “VI ÄR BÄST!” (roughly translated as “We Are The Best”) appears to aim for the same optimistic mood, and now the first trailer has arrived to confirm the suspicion.

'Last Night' Director Massy Tadjedin To Helm 'The Adults,' Shekhar Kapur To Helm 'Three Apples Fell From Heaven' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 21, 2012 3:37 PM
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After a string of films that seemed to challenge Michael Haneke in terms of unrelenting bleakness, it's then perhaps a slight shock to hear director Lukas Moodyson ("Lilya-4-Ever," "A Hole In My Heart") contemplating brighter pastures for his next film. However, earlier this year he claimed just that with a “feel good” adaptation of his wife Coco's graphic novel, "Never Goodnight," and now the project, along with two other similarly promising efforts, have found their next step toward production.

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