Feast on New Reviews of The Cove, Julie & Julia, Paper Heart and More in This Week's Film Round-Up
Published Aug 07, 2009Hungry for movies? Well have we got a treat for you. Whether it's dolphins, uprisings, French cuisine or Nazis, there's sure to be something for that cinematic sweet tooth in Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section.
Sundance and Hot Docs audience favourite The Cove is our major recommendation this week. The pseudo-documentary delves into the issues surrounding the illegal dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan, and becomes one of those rare films that lives up to its expectations.
Exclaim! also highly recommends you check out the documentary from the guerrilla journalists of the Democratic Voice of Burma, Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country. Resisting the country's strict censorship laws, the documentary seeks to disseminate the events surrounding the mass uprisings in September 2007 to the rest of the world.
Hollywood heavy-hitter Meryl Streep stars as renowned chef Julia Child in the semi-biographical Julie & Julia. The film parallels Child's life with that of real-life author Julie Powell (Amy Adams), as Powell uses Child's book Mastering the Art of French Cooking in her Julie/Julia Project: a web log that chronicles her attempt to cook all the recipes contained therein in a single year.
Paul Giamatti stars as a troubled actor who learns of a new scientific process to remove one's soul - a procedure he hopes will help his actor's block - in the film Cold Souls.
Adam takes a look at the romantic fantasy of a relationship between Adam, a young man with Asperger's, and his relationship with his neighbour Beth.
Danish big-budget historical action flick Flame & Citron tells the story of two Danish resistance fighters during WWII as they hunt down Nazis and their collaborators.
And finally, romantic mockumentary Paper Heart follows musician/writer/comedian/actress Charlene Yi across the United States as she seeks to find the ever-illusive answer: Does "love" truly exist?
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