The Prague Reporter 18/08/2017: Barefoot (Po strništi bos)

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The Prague Reporter 18/08/2017: Barefoot (Po strništi bos)

Movie Review: ‘Po strništi bos’ (Barefoot) Heartwarming WWII Nostalgia Evocative cinematography by Vladimír Smutný and music from Michal Novinski contribute to this unique and heartfelt piece of nostalgia, the best film from Jan and Zdeněk since Kolja. This is first-rate production in every regard, and one of the finest Czech films in years. Read the […]

Cines.com 22/04/2017: The Teacher

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Cines.com 22/04/2017: The Teacher

The Teacher Film Review La profesora es un drama basado en hechos reales que nos cuenta la historia de Maria Drazdechova, nueva profesora en un pequeño suburbio de Bratislava cuya llegada al centro alterará la vida tanto de padres como de alumnos. Una película cuidada al detalle en lo visual y con una excelente banda […]

Variety 11/06/2016: The Teacher

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Variety 11/06/2016: The Teacher

The Teacher Film Review The prolific Czech director-writer duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky (“Cozy Dens,” “Divided We Fall,” “Kawasaki’s Rose”) return to top form with this compelling Slovak-language dramedy. The prolific Czech director-writer duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky (“Divided We Fall”) return to top form with the compelling Slovak-language dramedy “The Teacher.” Set […]

Variety 29/07/2015: Three Brothers

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Variety 29/07/2015: Three Brothers

Three Brothers Film Review The 2014 Czech box office champ is a joyous musical take on fairy tales from ‘Kolya’ helmer Jan Sverak. Ever wonder what Czech director Jan Sverak has been up to since “Kolya” (1996), the winner of the best foreign-language film Oscar? Although none of the helmer’s recent work has achieved comparable […]

Indiewire 11/12/2012: In the Shadow

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Indiewire 11/12/2012: In the Shadow

Thompson on Hollywood Review: Czech Oscar Entry ‘In the Shadow’, Sleek Neo-Noir and Gorgeously Old-Fashioned Policier I usually cringe at wall-to-wall score, but in this case I liked it. Jan Muchow and Michal Novinski’s music achieves a sense of dynamism, of a one-way train ride that can’t be abandoned. I mentioned a rabbit hole earlier, […]

Variety 26/11/2012: In The Shadow

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Variety 26/11/2012: In The Shadow

In The Shadow Film Review Tech package is pro, led by the evocative drabness of lenser Adam Sikora’s visual palette, Jarmila Konecna’s costumes and the melodic, just-this-short-of-bombastic score by Jan P. Muchow and Michal Novinski. The pic is dedicated to victims of the show trials and “all of the unknown heroes who have fought against […]

The Hollywood Reporter 21/11/2012: In The Shadow

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The Hollywood Reporter 21/11/2012: In The Shadow

In The Shadow Film Review „The film’s production design is impeccable, and the haunting music by Jan P. Muchow and Michal Novinski contributes to the ominous mood. A couple of scenes of graphic violence may be offputting to the arthouse audiences that support this type of film, but Shadow succeeds in bringing a disturbing period […]

Expats.cz 25/07/2011: Kooky

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Expats.cz 25/07/2011: Kooky

DVD Review: Kuky se vrací – Jan Svěrák’s delightfully kooky puppet adventure „Best of all (maybe): the wonderful original score by Michal Novinski (it reminds heavily of a classic Hollywood adventure tune, but I can´t quite put my finger on it, with a bit of a Goran Bregović beat). Novinski deservedly won a Czech Lion […]

The Hollywood Reporter 05/06/2010: Kooky Film Review

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The Hollywood Reporter 05/06/2010: Kooky Film Review

Kooky Film Review „Michal Novinsky’s agile score embraces the film’s fertile invention and adds to its pleasure. This could all get a bit goofy, but Sverak has total command of his environment, and by combining real and animated creatures in the extraordinary cinematography of Vladimir Smutny and Mark Bliss he makes it thoroughly captivating.” Read […]