Gael García Bernal

I expected this movie to be something else. The synopsis describes it as a hostage thriller. But I should’ve known that Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire couldn’t be that simple. This is a movie about facts fighting theories, a crumbling environment, corporate greed, and a tiny dose of aliens.

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Thursday is True/False Film Fest’s official opening, but Friday is when Columbia, Missouri’s surprising gem of a festival really gets the party kicked into high gear.

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Spanning five languages and three continents, Mexican-born director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel proves film’s unique ability to reach beyond cultural barriers. Essentially a plea for international tolerance, the movie showcases images that are among the most breathtaking of the year. Iñárritu is at his most poetic when he illustrates humanity stripped of its differences and [...]

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