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Weekend Preview: Delightful 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Unfunny 'Internship' and More

Joss Whedon's jazzy, black-and-white version of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is going down smooth as silk with reviewers. The film, which Whedon shot at his Santa Monica home in a 12-day period before "Avengers" post-production began, is easily the critical winner for the weekend.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 7, 2013 3:01 PM
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Berlin International Film Fest's 2013 Shooting Stars Include Young Talent from 'Royal Affair,' 'Lore,' 'Purge'

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 young European actors selected as the 2013 Shooting Stars at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, running February 7-17. A jury of international industry professionals chose the talent, which includes Mikkel Boe Følsgaard from Danish Oscar entry "A Royal Affair," Laura Birn from Finnish Oscar entry "Purge," and Saskia Rosendahl from Cate Shortland's "Lore." Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 15, 2012 4:10 PM
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Review: Don't Mess with Granny in Finnish Oscar Entry 'Purge'

Antti J. Jokinen’s  “Purge,” Finland’s official Oscar entry, is based on the widely translated novel and play of the same title by Estonian-Finnish author Sofi Oksanen. The film alternates between two different yet interconnected stories set in rural Estonia: a young prostitute on the run from the Russian mafia in the early 1990s, and a village woman battling personal and socio-political demons during the mid-century Soviet occupation.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 7:30 AM
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