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Eric Ortiz's Favorite Movies Of 2019

Another year of movie-watching is over. 2019 was pretty special for me for several reasons. First of all, I was selected to be part of Fantastic Fest 2019 Screening Team, so I had to review over 60 film submissions. That...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE GOLDEN GLOVE, A Powerfully Putrid Must-See Vision Of A Serial Killer In Full Bloom

Over the last several decades, several distinct sub-strains of serial killer films have presented themselves to more adventurous filmgoers. You have your detective stories like Zodiac or The Silence of the Lambs, in which the serial killer is little more...

Cairo 2014 Review: THE CUT, A Good Epic Journey

With the exception of Atom Egoyan's Ararat, the Armenian Genocide has not had much attention in Western cinema. German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin, whose previous films have often looked at issues of the marginalized, transnational cultures and violence, attempts to tackle...

SOUL KITCHEN Review

[Today is the strongest release day of the year and so we are taking the opportunity to pull our reviews of new release titles back up to the top of the stack. Soul Kitchen has a single screen in Toronto...

SOUL KITCHEN Review

[Our thanks to Michel Thein for the following review.]Considering Fatih Akin's catalog of films, one might not think that he could write and direct a comedy that wouldn't  feel bleak like Head-on or excessively passionate like Solino. One might go...

Fatih Akin Finds His Comic Timing With SOUL KITCHEN

Turko-German director Fatih Akin must surely be one of the most diverse talents currently working in Germany.  He blew our minds with the hard edged, cathartic drama of Head On before moving on to the fabulous music doc Crossing the...

TIFF 09: SOUL KITCHEN Review

Opening to funkadelic beats and high gloss cinematography, Soul Kitchen may confuse fans of German/Turkish director Fatih Akin, who is perhaps best known for the energetic and raw drama Head On (Gegen die Wand). Piling on pratfalls, meet-cutes, wacky...