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‘Shoplifters’ manages to steal the hearts of moviegoers

Left to right: Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Miyu Sasaki, Kairi Jo, and Lily Franky star in

Angel Ortega

January 22, 2019

With an incredible cast and immersive storytelling, “Shoplifters” delivers one of the most poignant films about family and love.“Shoplifters,” directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, revolves around a Tokyo family living in poverty who shoplift for basic necessities just to get by. When ...

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

Francisco Reyes and Daniela Vega star in

Angel Ortega

April 6, 2018

Landmark Chilean film "A Fantastic Woman" brings a refreshing look at romantic dramas. Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega), a transgender woman, is a singer and waitress who has recently moved in with her partner, Orlando Onetto (Francisco Reyes). When Orlando dies one night, Marina must overcome obstacles as she fa...

‘Mustang’: a look into oppression and female empowerment

Promotional photo for the movie. Photo courtesy of the Official Facebook page for

Carly Plemons

February 1, 2016

"Mustang" is a foreign film illustrating the lives of five sisters living in a world of oppression in rural Turkey. After being accused of debauchery, the girls are jailed inside their house under the strict supervision of their uncle and grandmother. After seeing her sisters married off one by on...

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