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Top Five (2014) ***

Top Five (2014) ***

Top Five is a comedy-drama written and directed by Chris Rock, who also stars in the leading role. Additional cast members include Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, J.B Smoove, and a whole lot of comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler and Whoopi Goldberg, to mention only a few.
Top Five tells the story of a famous NYC comedian turned film star, who tries to abandon comedy in favor of more serious roles, only to find out that his past character, friends and deeds will not easily let that happen.
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Dear White People (2014) ****

Dear White People (2014) ****

Thought filmmaker Justin Simien claims Dear White People is not about racism but rather about identity and how a person understands themselves to be, there is no denying that skin color plays a major part in the story. Dear White People is a satire about the relationships between Caucasians and African-Americans at an Ivy League college. While I find plenty of issues with Dear White People is it still a daring and noteworthy film, and a promising debut for filmmaker Simien.
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The Skeleton Twins (2014) ***

The Skeleton Twins (2014) ***

Part observation, part commentary, The Skeleton Twins follows that dysfunctional unit we like to call a family. More particularly, the film highlights a bond between two sibling who drifted apart years before, and suddenly find themselves together again.
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013, Sweden) ****

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013, Sweden) ****

Think of this film as a Swedish adaptation of Forrest Gump. Here too we have a protagonist whose life-story spans events and generations, putting him in front of world leaders, scientists and rebels. I enjoyed it and recommend if you are looking for something zany and are overly critical.
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Zero Motivation (2014, Israel) ****

Zero Motivation (2014, Israel) ****

Written and directed by Talya Lavie, Zero Motivation (original Hebrew film title is Zero in Human Relations,) is a gem. Presenting a wide range of topics, the film’s language is crude yet anything but stupid. It portrays several female Israeli soldiers, serving in a remote desert base, trying not to lose their mind out of boredom until their time is up and they can return to civilian life.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ***

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ***

Here’s to the launch of a new Superhero franchise. Can you hear the cash machines ringing? Sequels, action figures, video games, you name it. If there is one thing the Marvel - Disney partnership learned how to do well, it is to guard their revenue streams using superheroes. What can I say – kudus. All in all, Guardians of the Galaxy provides for a light afternoon at the movies and serves as a typical summer blockbuster. But holding my breath for the sequel, I do not.
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