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Furusato: from heimat to meltdown in Japan

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Thorsten Trimpop’s Furusato pays tribute to the people of Minamisōma in the most dignified way possible. It will be released in theaters in Germany on the seventh anniversary of the disaster, March 2018. (Photo: public domain)

On the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the documentary Furusato reminds us of the people who stayed behind in their abandoned, radioactive hometown.

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Holiday commercials: naughty and nice

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Yes, advertisers use the holiday season to reinforce traditional family stereotypes. They use holiday ads to foster mass consumerism. But they still produce some damn good holiday commercials, or at least ones that make you laugh, for whatever reason. I'm not a shopper, but felt like sharing them with you. Happy 2018! (Photo: public domain)

They might make you laugh; they might make you cry. But they won’t go unnoticed.

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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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Podcast: What’s hot in cinema locally

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Join Rachael Clugston and Kapuczino as they share insights into DOK Leipzig, Blade Runner and a surprise movie tip.

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Fascinating film characters visiting Leipzig

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Joe Boots exercising. (Photo copyright DOK Leipzig 2017 / Florian Baron)

“It’s not often that we get to meet the characters from the movies that deeply touch us. But I had the chance this week during DOK Leipzig.”

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