Movie reviews

BIFF 2016: Snowden

“I thought Obama would change things” *stares longingly into the black night, as Laura Poitras’ character holds her breath, dramatic music building* “I was wrong”

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Features

Movies to watch at BIFF 2016

It is film festival season again, and we are ready to cover Bergen International Film Festival in Norway for the third consecutive year. BIFF 2016 marks the festival’s seventeenth anniversary, and as always their program is varied and huge; heavy festival favorites, more obscure foreign films, documentaries about music, nature and politics; and – introduced this […]

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Movie reviews

BIFF 2015: The Lobster

Bergen International Film Festival 2015 Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster is as peculiar and unique as it gets, and is in many ways an exercise in contradiction. It is both hysterically funny – laugh out loud moments from beginning to end – and morbidly brutal – both in its visceral violence and humanistic observations. It challenges societal conventions […]

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