Cinema Escapist

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Articles by Leo Schwartz

Interview: “En el Séptimo Día” Director Jim McKay Discusses The Cultural Mosaic of New York City

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"En el Séptimo Día" director Jim McKay discusses how he went about making a film so different from his own lived experience.

Interview: “Nossa Chape” Directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist Discuss How Communities Rebuild After Tragedy

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The directors of "Nossa Chape" discuss their documentary, and the power of sport in recovering from national tragedies.

Review: Documentary “Nossa Chape” Explores the Transcendent Nature of Sports

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After a tragic plane crash, the Chapecoense football club rebuilds in this documentary about the societal impact of sports.

Review: “A Fantastic Woman” Earns Its Best Foreign Film Nomination

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A Fantastic Woman, Chile's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, is a beautiful and heartbreaking drama about a trans woman dealing with the...

Review: In “Rock’n Roll”, Marion Cotillard plays herself to comic effect

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A biting comedy about the ego of celebrity and the pain of getting old, starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.