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Tomas Hachard

Tomas Hachard appears in the following:

'Frank' Talk: That's Michael Fassbender Inside That Big Head

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The offbeat film Frank, from director Lenny Abrahamson, shows compassion for its characters unevenly, but represents an interesting attempt to balance surreal comedy and serious matters of the mind.

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'Blackboard' Chalks A Nostalgic Portrait Of School Days

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lewis Buzbee's account of his idyllic youth in the California public school system is relentlessly positive, though bracketed with criticism of current school policy and a firm call for more funding.

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James Cameron Takes The 'Deepsea Challenge' At The Ocean's Bottom

Thursday, August 07, 2014

James Cameron didn't direct Deepsea Challenge; he's the challenger. And while the film has a surprisingly anticlimactic climax, for explorers of the bottom of the sea, it may hit the spot.

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Old Shells, New 'Turtles': Tinkering With The Insides Of A Famous Franchise

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The new take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is competent enough, but it lacks some of the goofy fun that it had back when the sewers were responsible for making all the trouble.

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A 'War Story' With Big Ambitions And Mixed Results

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.

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Maturity And Improvisation In 'Happy Christmas'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas perhaps chooses the wrong character to focus on, but the story has loose, improvisational charm.

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In 'Mood Indigo,' A Luscious And Literal Feast Of Feeling

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The wildly creative director Michel Gondry takes a couple through the perfect love story and what comes after in his latest visually inventive film.

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'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The drama The Empty Hours intentionally slows its pace to reflect the lives of its characters, but in the end, it seems a bit lost.

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Isolation Spells Frustration In Bertolucci's 'Me And You'

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bernardo Bertolucci has made many films that deal with wealth. But his latest effort isolates its idle central character so much that his normally deft hand is uncharacteristically unsure.

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Brutality And Faith Tangle In A Young Man's Story

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The German film Nothing Bad Can Happen follows a boy who meets up with a father figure who tests his born-again beliefs and ultimately becomes his tormentor.

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Justice Proves Elusive In The Sprawling 'Norte'

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Norte, the End of History examines the aftermath of a crime for which the wrong man is punished.

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The Sons Of The Father, Trapped In Grief

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In the drama Hellion, former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul plays a man who tries to hold things together for his sons after the death of their mother.

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Seeing The 1980s Twice Over, But Done Better With Dance

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Two new films, Ping Pong Summer and Test, both employ a careful sense of the culture in looking at very different aspects of the same summer: 1985.

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'Night Moves' Leaves Too Much In The Dark

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Kelly Reichardt's ultimately unsatisfying new film, three environmentalists plot to blow up a dam in an act of consciousness-raising eco-terrorism.

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The 'Angriest' Robin Williams Sadly Becomes The Inspirational One

Thursday, May 22, 2014

If The Angriest Man In Brooklyn actually kept Williams in his dark and angry persona, it would be one thing. But regrettably, it takes him in the direction of his less interesting, uplifting side.

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'Million Dollar Arm' Is A Sales Pitch In Search Of Stillness

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jon Hamm's riveting work on television relies heavily on stillness that is sadly not present in Million Dollar Arm, which casts him as a salesman of a different sort.

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To Be Young, Foolish And Baffled: Coming Of Age In 'Palo Alto'

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Palo Alto, based on a short story collection from James Franco and directed by Gia Coppola, sees its teenage characters through a forgiving but unsparing lens.

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From A Single Snowplow To A Tragicomic Partnership

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The new film Whitewash finds Thomas Haden Church playing a man whose unfortunate accident with his snowplow reveals an entire off-kilter relationship.

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France's Far-Right's High Hopes On May Day Display

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The National Front party traditionally rallies in support of its anti-immigrant, nationalist ideals on May 1, International Workers Day. The far right is growing stronger throughout much of Europe.

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But You Can Never Leave: 'The Girl And Death' In A Creepy Hotel

Friday, April 25, 2014

While The Girl and Death plays with some intriguing elements, it doesn't recognize its own absurdity enough to make its story of everlasting love in a strangely timeless hotel mean very much.

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