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Articles by David Kempler

Frantz Movie Review

Frantz François Ozon's latest isn't his best work, but it's easily good enough for you to invest some cash and time.

2017 Oscar Nominees for Short Film (Live Action) Movie Review

This year's nominees for Best Short Film (Live Action) feature both serious and light-hearted entries, but one is a clear-cut winner.

2017 Oscar Nominees for Short Film (Documentary) Movie Review

This year brings us a fresh batch of thought-provoking short documentaries, many of which highlight the ravages of war.

2017 Oscar Nominees for Short Film (Animated) Movie Review

In Animated Shorts, there's nothing particular to recommend this year, though a couple stand out slightly from the rest .

Land of Mine Movie Review

Danish film tells the true story of young German soldiers being used to defuse mines after World War II. Their treatment was illegal and perhaps immoral, but was it wrong?

A Good American Movie Review

An Austrian documentarian exposes damning information that might cause many an American citizen to lose sleep, like we really need another reason.

The Daughter Movie Review

Australian adaptation of the 1884 play, Wild Duck, is more lame than wild.

A Patch of Fog Movie Review

Full-length feature debut marks Michael Lennox as a director who may be on the way to a very successful career in film-making.

Vince Giordano – There’s a Future in the Past Movie Review

Doc on Hot Jazz revivalist is a celebration of a music genre that still has life in it.

Toni Erdmann Movie Review

Billed as a German comedy, but rather a comically dark drama, it manages to grow on you long after you have seen it.
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