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EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY GIVES NODS

(BY ALI NADERZAD) Raising The Queen's (dir. Stephen Frears) cachet yet again (as if it needed any more raising) Helen Mirren has won the Best Actress award at the European Film Awards in Berlin this week. Mirroring past awards, the EFA also crowned Cristian Mungiu's 4 months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days as Best Film of the year. This is the the European Film Academy's twentieth year. It is made up of an ... more >

THE SAVAGES

(BY ALI NADERZAD) There's something inherently morbid (but also terribly funny ) about The Savages, a new film written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. Lenny Savage (Phillip Bosco) is an elderly man who, because of senility and dementia, has completely regressed into infantilism--albeit a bitter and angry kind of infantilism. He is incontinent, blurts out strange sentences and is generally in dire ... more >