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Orient Express: old plot, new eye candy

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Despite having perhaps far too big shoes to fill and being a bit absurd at times, Branagh's version of Murder on the Orient Express was fun and beautiful to watch. (Photo: public domain)

It’s a nice way to wait out a snow storm (could we have a “white Christmas”, after all?) or a full belly. Fun and beautiful to watch, with big stars and impressive cinematography. Be prepared for kilos of makeup and unexplained plot additions, though.

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Tomorrow you’ll be a criminal, claims movie

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The movie "Pre-Crime" does not present a dystopian vision of the future of policing, but a timely reveal. It is already happening now in 2017. (Photo: public domain)

The Stasi did not disappear when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. They just migrated into that shiny little device in our pocket. #Pre-Crime

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DOK: coming of age in times of upheaval

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Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)

DOK Leipzig opens tomorrow. We give you a bunch of mini reviews and a sneak peek into the universes of young protagonists in some of the film fest’s highlights.

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Botswana: founded on interracial love

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"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.

“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.

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La La Land: sugar, cheese and lemons

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La La Land movie poster. Source: https://buzzhub.wordpress.com/

The movie brought me back physical sensations from those random and rare perfect moments (usually in spring or summer).

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“Arrival:” What if we knew it would end?

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Cross giant squids from outer space with hot actors playing lone-wolf researchers – playing from 29 Dec at Kinobar Prager Frühling.

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