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Review: Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Is All Style But Oh What a Style It Is

Jesse Eisenberg in "The Double"
With "The Double," which premiered at TIFF last year and just screened at the Riviera Maya Film Festival, English writer/director and sometimes-comedian Richard Ayoade establishes himself as more than just the Wes Anderson acolyte we first met with his quirky 2010 directorial debut feature "Submarine."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2014 12:37 PM
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Review: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

In the grim second volume of Lars von Trier's erotic epic "Nymphomaniac," the great Dane dares us once again to sympathize with a morally monstrous antiheroine -- here, in the form of Joe, as played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who's game for anything and everything for the role. Watch it now on VOD before it hits theaters April 4.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 3:50 PM
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Exclusive: Riviera Maya Film Festival Director Paula Chaurand Talks Why the Fest Matters to Mexico, and the World

In three Mexican cities along the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, the Riviera Maya Film Festival packed up its third year last weekend. On opening night, I sat down with festival director Paula Chaurand. She's young, hip, cinema-savvy -- in other words, the perfect person to spearhead a new Latin American fest.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 18, 2014 2:03 PM
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Best of the Week: SXSW Wrap & Exclusives, Riviera Maya Film Fest, Ralph Fiennes Career Watch & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • March 15, 2014 3:09 PM
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Riviera Maya Film Festival 2014 Unveils First Wave of Lineup

Established in 2012 to bolster the film community in Mexico, the Riviera Maya Film Festival has announced the official program of domestic and international films to screen during its third edition. This year's festival includes more than 50 feature films from 23 countries. The festival will go down simultaneously in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum from March 9-15. Here's a selection of some of the films which will be shown. Additional titles forthcoming.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 10, 2014 11:50 AM
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