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100 Poems for Stella (100 Tula Para Kay Stella) (2017)

Wanting to win the heart of Stella, an aspiring but frustrated rock star, a stuttering college student tries to finish 100 poems dedicated to her. (NR)

None stars

101 Reykjavik (2000)

Comedy of sexual confusion, revolving around an Icelandic couch potato who has a New Year's Eve fling with his mother's lesbian lover ("I never cheated on my mother before"). That partner, a Spanish flamenco dancer, turns up pregnant at the same time as the potato's unwanted girlfriend. Tart, earthy, thick-skinned, ... (NR)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

108 Costuras (2018)

Playing in conjunction with the 2019 Hola Mexico Film Festival Tour. (NR)

None stars

1945 (2017)

Beware of Jews bearing perfume. August 9, 1945 is the day America bombed Nagasaki; in another part of the world, the magistrate of a small Hungarian village (Péter Rudolf) is about to have his son’s nuptials torpedoed by a pair of unexpected guests. His missus is a druggy, his wimpy ... (NR)

2.0 starsScott Marks

1 Nenokkadine (2014)

Gosh but these trailers are amazing. This one doesn't even seem to bother with the idea that you need a story behind the action. Unless a Rubik's Cube counts as a story. It's like the '80s are happening overseas! (NR)

None starsMatthew Lickona

2013 Oscar Shorts: Animated (2013)

Score one for mass culture: the animating forces behind The Simpsons aren't about to teach you anything new about the possibilities inherent in illustrated storytelling, but "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'" dominates this year's field through old-school craft and wit, and offers a politically topical Ayn Rand hook to ... (NR)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona

2013 Oscar Shorts: Documentary (2013)

While brevity demands that a short film keep its focus tight and on-point, it has the opposite effect on a documentary. In a short doc, it is enough for the viewer to be presented with a detailed, engaging slice of life, with no point required save the sharing of lived ... (NR)

3.0 starsMatthew Lickona

2013 Oscar Shorts: Live Action (2013)

By turns exhilarating and devastating, the 2013 live-action short film lineup serves as a reminder of why movies matter, what they can do, and why they needn't be larded up into three-hour epics that hit all the expected beats. Every entry confronts the blunt fact of death; every entry provides ... (NR)

4.0 starsMatthew Lickona

2014 Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts (2014)

For once, Pixar is out of the picture — The Blue Umbrella was almost (but not quite) as dire as the feature that followed it (Monsters University). That clears the field for...Disney? Sigh. Look, if you've seen Frozen (and by this point, what parent hasn't?), then you know all about ... (NR)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona

2014 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (2014)

This year's lineup includes brief looks at a digger of art caves, a meeting between a Neo-Nazi and the gay he once went after, an attempt at peaceful regime change in Yemen, a terminally ill prisoner and the volunteers at his hospice, and tips on living a long and happy ... (NR)

None starsMatthew Lickona

2014 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2014)

Another Oscar season, another opportunity to wonder aloud why it is that, in this age of supposedly dwindling attention spans, there has not been an explosion of interest in the short-film form. The live-action slate features a trio of heartrending horrors: It Wasn’t Me (child soldiers in Africa), Helium (terminally ... (NR)

3.0 starsMatthew Lickona