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Telling people not to ‘down’ drinks could make them drink more

Campaigns designed to stop young people “bolting” drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests. 
Scientists from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland examined reactions to a poster warning of the consequences of bolting (downing an alcoholic drink in one) and found it had no effect on people’s future […]

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UB remembers Gerhard Levy, distinguished professor and pioneer in drug development

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo and the School
of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences were deeply saddened to
learn of the passing of Gerhard Levy on Aug. 3, in Sarasota,
Florida.
Levy, who spent nearly his entire academic career at UB, was
widely considered a pioneer in the fields of pharmacokinetics
— the study of how drugs are distributed and eliminated by
the body — and […]

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Entrepreneurship could benefit from cultural studies, conference finds

Three days of panel discussions, presentations and conversations at Princeton University’s recent ethnography and entrepreneurship conference produced a rich stew of questions with no great consensus — just the way Derek Lidow wanted it.
Consensus often leads to mediocrity, said Lidow, an entrepreneur who teaches at Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
The conference, “Expanding Understanding of Business Creation: Adding […]

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Government, demonstrators consider the future of “the resistance” after Charlottesville

An article on Mic about the future of the protest
movement that has flourished in the wake of the election of
President Donald Trump and how the country is recalculating the
ways and means of protest interviews Carole Emberton, associate
professor of history, who said today’s race-focused divisions
and demonstrations, and how they’re handled, are an evolution
of what came before. “What I do think is […]

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Smart doll uses ‘espionage’ powers for education

A controversial “smart doll” has been reprogrammed to enlighten adults rather than potentially spying on children.
My Friend Cayla dolls made headlines earlier this year when a German watchdog classified them as “illegal espionage apparatus” and said parents should deactivate them.
But one of the dolls – renamed Mikayla – has been hacked by University of Exeter researchers and can now have […]

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New Bills receiver Jordan Matthews out with chest injury

An Associated Press article about a chest injury
sustained by new Buffalo Bills receiver Jordan Matthews, who is
sidelined indefinitely because of a chip fracture in his sternum,
interviews Matthew DiPaola, assistant professor of orthopaedics and
sports medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences, who said a chip fracture involves a small sliver or shell
breaking  off any bone in the body. Chip […]

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RIA fall seminars explore neuroscience of addiction, PTSD, addiction treatment and adolescent alcohol use

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Fall Seminar Series at the University at
Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will feature national
experts on heavy drinking in young adults, dating violence,
financing addiction treatment and tobacco use.
The four-part seminar series is free and open to the public. All
seminars take place on Fridays at 10 a.m. on the first floor of RIA
at 1021 Main St. on UB’s […]

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UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation and No. 11 worldwide

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental
Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the United
States and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global
rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The ARWU, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is regarded as one of
the most prestigious and influential global rankings. The rankings
are largely based […]

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La Universidad de Granada consolida su posición de liderazgo nacional en el ranking de Shanghai

La UGR escala de nuevo posiciones a nivel nacional en el Shanghai Ranking, pasando al PRIMER PUESTO entre las universidades andaluzas y al tercero entre las españolas, junto con la de Barcelona y la Pompeu Fabra. La UGR es la ÚNICA UNIVERSIDAD ANDALUZA que aparece en el prestigioso Shanghai Ranking.
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Evolved masculine and feminine behaviour can be inherited from social environment – not just from genes

The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested.
Rather than the sexes acting differently because of genetic inheritance, the human environment and culture allow for the transfer of some gender-specific behaviour traits from generation to generation.
In an article in the journal […]

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Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids

Physicians trained at the United States’ lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study by Princeton University researchers. The study suggests that better training for physicians, and for general practitioners in particular, could help curb the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Janet Currie

From 2006 to 2014, “If all general practitioners had prescribed like those from […]

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Graduate student Rale awarded Gilliam Fellowship to support diversity in science

Princeton doctoral student Michael Rale has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of 39 new Gilliam Fellows this year.
The awards, established by HHMI, support exceptionally promising doctoral students motivated to pursue careers in academic science. The program’s goal is to prepare a diverse and highly trained scientific workforce that can help develop the next generation […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill startups deliver economic boost to North Carolina communities

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UNC-Chapel Hill startups deliver economic boost to North Carolina communities
 
Carolina startups and social ventures generate $10 billion in annual revenue toward state and global economies; create more than 8,000 jobs in North Carolina and 63,000 worldwide
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Aug. 15, 2017) – The economic value created by startups connected with the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

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What do flat-Earth truthers think is really happening during the solar eclipse?

An article on Mic about the solar eclipse that will be
seen across much of the U.S. on Aug. 21 and the flat Earthers who
believe it will prove once and for all that the Earth is not a
sphere interviews Will Kinney, professor of physics, who said that
people could re-create the solar eclipse at home, but the key is to
diffuse the light. […]

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After the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, can you trust the NFL’s process?

An article on Bleacher Report about the six game
suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for
domestic violence allegations interviews Nellie Drew, adjunct
instructor of sports law in the UB School of Law, who said if NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell or owners like Jerry Jones are allowed
to influence an investigation, the conduct rules “cannot have
credibility.” “In the past, they’ve been criticized, and […]

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Violence and venom: This is not the Charlottesville I know

An article in USA Today about Saturday’s violence
in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists clashed with
counter-protesters and a car slammed into a crowd of peaceful
protesters, killing one and injuring nearly 20 others, interviews
Carole Emberton, associate professor of history, who said white
nationalists view universities as a “symbolism for
liberalism,” so they have become targets. “But I do
think it is important to point out […]

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Law clinic advocates access to information, teaches the power to ‘do good’

BUFFALO, N.Y. – When the Vietnam Veterans of America filed
a federal lawsuit to end what it saw as the federal
government’s willingness to expose private details about
millions of veterans, the organization turned for legal muscle to
the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Civil Liberties and
Transparency Clinic.
And when the New York Civil Liberties Union and Knight First
Amendment Institute acted to improve transparency […]

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Employee retirements: August 2017

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.
Effective July 1: in Environmental Health Safety, assistant director Sue Dupre, after 36 years.
Effective Aug. 1: in the Woodrow Wilson School, associate research scholar Michael Barry, after 13 years; in the Woodrow Wilson School, maintenance assistant and AV coordinator Thomas Geherty III, after 30 years; in the Office of the […]

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‘Mrs. Fang’: Film Review | Locarno 2017

Chinese documentarian Wang Bing chronicles the last 10 days in the life of the title character in his latest documentary.

Chinese documentary filmmaker Wang Bing gets death ready for its close-up in Mrs. Fang, his Locarno Golden Leopard winner that’s as unflinching as it is gloomy. The film’s relatively fleet 86-minute running time is miniscule compared to the whopping 551 minutes […]

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‘The Wandering Soap Opera’ (‘La telenovela errante’): Film Review | Locarno 2017

Filmmaker Raul Ruiz, who died in 2011, shot a jocular commentary on and in his native Chile in 1990, and that film has now finally been finished by his widow, Valeria Sarmiento.

The late Chilean but Europe-based filmmaker Raul Ruiz died in 2011, after he had fully completed one of his best works, The Mysteries of Lisbon, and initiated another ambitious […]

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Media invited to cover Solar Eclipse Celebration at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Media Advisory: https://uncnews.unc.edu/2017/08/14/65947/
 
 
 Media invited to cover Solar Eclipse Celebration at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
The event is part of 50 Carolina Solar Eclipse Parties across North and South Carolina
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— August 14, 2017) – Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host a Solar Eclipse Celebration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with the solar eclipse […]

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‘Overdrive’: Film Review

Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp play high-stakes car thieves who get mixed up with mobsters in this revved-up heist thriller.

The phenomenal success of the Fast and the Furious series has inevitably spawned a spate of rubber-burning copycats, from the deluxe nerd porn of Edgar Wright’s wildly overpraised Baby Diver to more nakedly obvious cash-ins like this glossy French heist thriller. […]

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Princeton Profiles: Yusuf Dahl, from prison to Princeton

At age 18, Yusuf Dahl wasn’t heading off to college. He was on his way to prison.
Even on the day of his sentencing, though, Dahl was thinking ahead to how he could use his time in prison to prepare for a successful life on the outside. Eventually, he built a career and became involved in addressing the foreclosure crisis in […]

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‘Inefficient’ sailing fleet keeps oyster fishery alive

Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests.
The Fal oyster fishery is home to the only sail-driven commercial fishing fleet in Europe, and the oysters are caught using hand-hauled dredges.
The “inherent inefficiency” of these methods is the “crucial feature” in preventing overfishing and ensuring the fishery’s long-term survival, according to scientists […]

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“Razón del juicio seguido contra los falsificadores de la Alcazaba del Albaicín de Granada”

Editorial EUG. Con introducción de Manuel Barrios Aguilera y Mauricio Pastor, este volumen reúne toda la documentación histórica y jurídica generada a raíz del juicio que tuvo lugar en Granada, entre los años 1774 y 1777, contra varios falsificadores de monumentos sagrados y profanos, caracteres, tradiciones, reliquias y libros de supuesta antigüedad.
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#aCienciaCerca: “Combatientes extranjeros y combatientes terroristas extranjeros”

Aunque los combatientes extranjeros no son un fenómeno nuevo, ni están asociados a una ideología o religión, sí es novedoso que estos individuos participen directa o indirectamente en la comisión de actos de terrorismo en sus países de origen, como fueron los casos de algunos de los responsables de los atentados de París de […]

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‘The Song of Scorpions’: Film Review | Locarno 2017

Golshifteh Farahani and Irrfan Khan play a “scorpion singer” and camel peddler, respectively, in Anup Singh’s lush, Hindi-language drama.

A “scorpion singer” from the Rajasthan desert is pursued by a particularly tenacious camel trader in The Song of Scorpions, the third feature from Switzerland-based British filmmaker Anup Singh (Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost). After making films in Bengali and […]

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‘The Last Dalai Lama?’: Film Review

Mickey Lemle’s new film revisits the legacy of the Tibetan spiritual leader 25 years after his original documentary was released.

Perhaps no religious leader has been as consistently visible on the world stage over the past 50 years as the 14th Dalai Lama, the revered Buddhist monk who fled Tibet in 1959 to escape Chairman Mao’s communist regime. In the decades […]

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‘Not always free money’: One critic warns against selling transit station naming rights

A story on NPR’s Here and Now about a proposal by
Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sell the naming rights for transit stations in
New York City interviews Mark Bartholomew, professor of law and the
author of “Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing.”
“Once you make one of these deals, the public entity really
loses control over who gets to be part of these naming deals.
They’re […]

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‘Once Upon a Time’: Film Review

Codirectors Zhao Xiaoding and Anthony LaMolinara team up to adapt a sprawling fantasy novel by Tang Qi.

An epic hybrid of storybook fable and good-versus-evil supernatural fantasy, Once Upon a Time would give prospective viewers a better hint at its convoluted nature if it wore the title of the Chinese novel on which it is based: Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten […]

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Chicago sues Sessions over sanctuary city funding

Bloomberg radio interviews Rick Su, professor of Law,
regarding a lawsuit filed by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel against the
U.S. Department of Justice for attempting to block funding to
sanctuary cities like Chicago. Su explains the legal issues behind
the lawsuit, including arguments by both parties.
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‘A Taxi Driver’: Film Review

In spring 1980, a South Korean cabbie awakens to the brutalities of his country’s government in a drama based on actual events.

Many Western filmgoers are probably unfamiliar with the Gwangju Uprising, a cataclysmic event in South Korea’s struggle for democracy. The fourth feature by director Jang Hoon brings the May 1980 revolt and its violent suppression to vivid life through […]

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Medical school’s move latest in downtown rebirth

Politico’s New York PRO newsletter profiles
UB’s new medical school building and the benefits it is
expected to bring to both the university and the Western New York
community when it opens later this year. The story reports that the
new building and Buffalo’s resurgence are raising the profile
of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as it is
expanding its faculty and student […]

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‘Iceman’ (‘Der Mann aus dem Eis’): Film Review | Locarno 2017

German actor Juergen Vogel plays a Copper Age Alps-dweller who is out for revenge in this fictional take on what the life of wet mummy Otzi might have been like before he died.

It could be called the first murder mystery in human history: Who killed the man now nicknamed “Otzi,” an Eneolithic Alps dweller whose exceptionally well-preserved mummy was found […]

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‘Bedeviled’: Film Review

Teenagers realize their phones are making life hell in Abel and Burlee Vang’s thriller.

Filmmaking brothers Abel and Burlee Vang hope to reinvent boogeyman-centric thrillers in Bedeviled, in which an artificially intelligent phone app outgrows its users’ devices and comes to menace them in the flesh. Heavily influenced by A Nightmare on Elm Street by way of the Ring series, the […]

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‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’: Film Review

Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph are joined by Jackie Chan for another chaotic animated romp in the park.

“You mean, there was actually a previous Nut Job?”
In response to the comment that often greets mention of The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, indeed there was one.
An animated adventure featuring a frantic menagerie of urban park dwellers, the feature […]

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‘The Ghoul’: Film Review

Ben Wheatley collaborator Gareth Tunley makes his writer-director debut with this eerie psycho-thriller about a haunted detective.

A British micro-budget nerve-jangler that keeps viewers guessing to the final frame, The Ghoul is a noir-flavored mood piece with grand ambitions beyond its minimal means. It marks the feature debut of actor-turned-director Gareth Tunley, known for his roles in Ben Wheatley’s early films Down […]

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‘Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition’: TV Review

Michael Che and Colin Jost get a summer half-hour showcase that feels predictably like a padded Weekend Update segment.

NBC following up a resurgent season of Saturday Night Live with several weeks of what is being branded Weekend Update Summer Edition (but still listed as Saturday Night Live for your DVRing convenience) is a bit like like a restaurant celebrating the […]

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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’: Film Review

Ryan Reynolds tries to convince Samuel L. Jackson he needs protection in Patrick Hughes’ late-summer action-comedy.

Having directed nearly every other male action star (and a slew of top-billed non-stars) in The Expendables 3, Patrick Hughes adds Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson to his stable in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action comedy that takes the Midnight Run template to The […]

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‘The Terms of My Surrender’: Theater Review

Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore makes his Broadway debut with this one-man show mixing politics and autobiography.

It seemed easy to predict what Michael Moore’s one-man Broadway show would be like — a two-hour political rally in which the left-wing provocateur/filmmaker would lecture the audience about the evils of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. That prediction turns out to be […]

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‘Lola Pater’: Locarno Review

Fanny Ardant (‘The Woman Next Door’) stars as a transgender mother hoping to reconnect with her son in this new drama from writer-director Nadir Mokneche.

A tenderhearted if rather formulaic drama of family reunion, Lola Pater marks a slight milestone in French cinema, telling the story of a trans woman reconciling with her long-lost son in ways that are more fitting […]

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Five Princeton graduate students receive DAAD awards for research and study in Germany

Five Princeton graduate students have received grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst — DAAD) for research and language study in Germany for the 2017-18 academic year.
Three students have received graduate scholarships: Paul Babinski, Department of German; Thomas Benfey; Department of Near Eastern Studies; and Irina Simova, Department of Comparative Literature.
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‘The Ice Cream Truck’: Film Review

That tinkly earworm jingle stands for bloodshed in Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban slasher pic.

A young mother settling into her new home faces temptations and threats in The Ice Cream Truck, Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban slasher pic. Amid the familiar observations about the creepiness of middle-class conformity and the passing of youth, the sophomore filmmaker appears to be aiming for something […]

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#TellUsTigers 2017: Take a leisurely scroll to meet Princetonians — one post at a time

A first-generation undergraduate scaling a mountain. A department manager dealing with her young child’s surgeries. A faculty member immersed in brain research. A student whose senior thesis was inspired by travels in Morocco. What do they have in common? More than you think. These Princetonians — and dozens more — have shared their stories on Princeton University’s Instagram feed.
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‘Red Dawn’: THR’s 1984 Review

On August 10, 1984, MGM/UA unveiled the war drama Red Dawn, featuring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below: 
While John Milius’ Red Dawn casts little constructive light on modern Anglo-Soviet relations, its rising at the height of our present Olympics-inspired patriotism represents a rather shrewd bit of capitalistic marketing strategy.
Reaction to the MGM/UA’s […]

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Convocatoria de becas de carácter general del MECD para el curso 2017-2018

Publicada en el BOE, con fecha de 10 de agosto de 2017, la convocatoria de becas de carácter general, del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (MECD) para el curso académico 2017-18, para estudiantes que cursen estudios postobligatorios.
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‘Good Manners’ (‘As boas maneiras’): Film Review | Locarno 2017

Brazilian writer-directors Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas’ horror-drama world-premiered in competition at the Swiss extravaganza.

The semi-moribund werewolf genre gets an flavorsome injection of Brazilian blood in Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas’s enjoyably ambitious Good Manners (As boas maneiras). Just as lycanthropes combine human and lupine aspects, the picture itself is a hybrid of art house and genre cinema, combining sharp social commentary […]

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‘The Dead Nation’ (‘Tara Moarta’): Film Review | Locarno 2017

Radu Jude’s documentary on anti-semitism in 1930s-40s Romania premiered in the edgy ‘Signs of Life’ section of the Swiss festival.

There are currently few more unpredictable careers in European cinema than that of Romania’s Radu Jude, who takes a quietly stunning segue into non-fiction territory with his fifth feature-length work, The Dead Nation (Tara Moarta). An essayistic juxtaposition of historical materials from Jude’s native […]

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Primera edición del Máster Oficial en Tutela del Patrimonio Histórico-Artístico

El Máster, de orientación investigadora y profesional, capacita a los alumnos para el estudio, la conservación, la difusión y la intervención en el patrimonio.
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‘What Happened to Monday’: Film Review | Locarno 2017

Noomi Rapace toplines a sci-fi thriller in seven roles, playing siblings targeted by a government ruthlessly enforcing its one-child policy.

Tommy Wirkola, who brought us Nazi zombies and turned Hansel and Gretel into witch hunters, casts his speculative gaze toward near-future dystopia in What Happened to Monday, a thriller that pits a septet of illegal siblings against an authoritarian regime. The […]

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