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Tomas Hachard

Tomas Hachard appears in the following:

For Two Brothers, Life Creeps Into The Paradise Of Summer Break

Friday, March 28, 2014

In director Daniel Patrick Carbone's brooding debut, Hide Your Smiling Faces, brothers Tommy and Eric encounter the difficulty of growing up during one sleepy and sinister New Jersey summer.

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In LA's Iranian Set, A Two-Sided Love Triangle With A Side Of Clichés

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Set in Los Angeles' large Iranian-American community, Shirin In Love tracks an all-too-predictable love triangle among Shirin, her Iranian plastic-surgeon fiance, and the white son of a famous author.

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A Zombie Plague, But It's Covered By Your Health Plan

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Returned posits a viral epidemic that, 20-odd years on, has proven treatable, allowing those who survive zombie attacks to remain human as long as they're on medication. But what to do when drug supplies run low — and "anti-returned" factions get nervous?

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A Nation And Its Youth, Struggling To Be 'In Bloom'

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Set in Georgia shortly after the country's 1991 independence, In Bloom follows two 14-year-old girls as they navigate the violence and confusion of everyday life. (Recommended)

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John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters,' Taking A Curious Direction

Friday, November 08, 2013

Written and directed by John Sayles (Lone Star), the film focuses on a parole officer on searching for her missing son and the parolee and former cop she enlists for help. Edward James Olmos, LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross star.

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A Marriage, A Mother, A Move From Culture To Culture

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Set in Brooklyn, this drama is about a Nigerian-born couple (Danai Gurira and Isaach De Bankole) whose marriage frays as they struggle to conceive a child. It's the second feature from director Andrew Dosunmu (Restless City).

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A Teacher Astray, But Who's Leading Whom?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A young high school teacher (Lindsay Burdge) begins an affair with one of her students (Will Brittain) in Hannah Fidell's debut feature. But she's no predator; in fact the power plays in the relationship may be her undoing.

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With De Palma, Too Much 'Passion' Is Precisely Enough

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A stylish, beautifully shot revenge drama from the famously exacting director revels in its genre excesses — and displays a mastery and control that are every bit as beautiful to look at as the film's lush visuals.

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In Bleak 'Paradise: Faith,' Both Can Seem Distant

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The centerpiece of Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's trilogy about women on quests is about one, married to a Muslim, who goes door to door to revive Catholicism in her homeland. It is a more difficult film than its predecessor, Paradise: Love, but within its intensity is some heart.

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Wishing And Hoping, Planning And Dreaming, Even In Extremis

Thursday, August 15, 2013

David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints pictures what happens to a young couple when the bleak reality of their life means no second chances — only a slow march to a foregone conclusion. (Recommended)

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Vignettes Of Georgia Make For A Gloomy, Gray Collage

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Documentarian Tinatin Gurchiani takes audiences to her home country, a former Soviet republic, with a series of youth portraits that resonate individually, but don't quite add up to a coherent picture of a society.

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A Sculptor Struggles, But The Art Is Frustratingly Hollow

Thursday, August 01, 2013

With sparse dialogue, uneven pacing and nothing much new to say, The Artist and the Model is ultimately an empty study of the art-making process.

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A 'Psychological Thriller' About SeaWorld's Resident Killer

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blackfish is a polemical documentary structured like the "psychological thriller" its distributor markets it as — an impassioned argument that marine mammals like the orca Tilikum are tragically ill-served by their treatment at SeaWorld and other theme parks.

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Shakespeare Remixed, With A Puckish Argentine Accent

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Argentine movies can come knee-deep in grit, but director Matias Piñeiro tackles heady themes with a surprisingly casual attitude in Viola — a Shakespeare-inspired romance in which each deep emotion is paired with a shrug of the shoulders and a cheeky smile. (Recommended)

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Into Womanhood, With A Girlfriend Hand In Hand

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Director Xavier Dolan marries thematic urgency and stylistic idiosyncrasy in a sophisticated, emotionally honest story about a man becoming a woman — and the girlfriend who does her best to make the journey too. (Recommended)

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Age And Mortality, Mournful Notes In A Familiar 'Song'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp anchor a bighearted if ultimately bromidic look at a couple faced with a diagnosis of terminal cancer — and the music that helps both of them come to terms with it.

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'Bling Ring': When Fame-Obsessed Teens Go Rogue

Friday, June 14, 2013

As with many of Sofia Coppola's films, it's the quiet mundanity of The Bling Ring that really hits home. Based on a Vanity Fair article, the story follows a group of privileged but troubled teens as they rob the homes of various Hollywood A-listers.

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