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Interview: Haley Elizabeth Anderson – Tendaberry
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Tucked away in the NEXT section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival we were reminded of the singular stroke of genius that is vision of Haley Elizabeth Anderson. We attempted to keep tabs on the filmmaker since discovering her short...
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ON THE ADAMANT Trailer: Nicolas Philibert’s Golden Bear Winning Documentary Examines the Power of Art & Humanity
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The documentary that took home the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlin Film Festival is finally coming to North American theaters. Nicolas Philibert’s On The Adamant explores life in a Parisian mental health facility along the Seine River. The Adamant...
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In Memoriam: The 10 Great Movies That Were Forgotten This Oscar Season
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On March 10th, a six-month odyssey will end. Every year starting in early September, Oscar season consumes Hollywood, with expensive campaigns launched and carefully orchestrated rollouts devised. Although the endless chase for trophies might be a turnoff to some, I...
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Berlinale Review: Philippe Lesage’s Who by Fire Provides a Tempered and Muted Blaze 
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You’d expect the pivotal music cue in Philippe Lesage’s Who by Fire to be its namesake by Leonard Cohen, a beautiful and plaintive prayer of a song. But instead it’s The B-52s’ infectious slice of bubblegum “Rock Lobster,” initially seeded...
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Berlinale Faces Crisis as No Other Land Director Receives Death Threats and Berlin Mayor Threatens Artists
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Reviewing No Other Land out of Berlinale, Rory O’Connor described the “disorienting and dispiriting landscape” into which it was premiering. Quite an understatement to say the city of Berlin and its major-market festival fumbled through any response to the ongoing...
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Horizon: An American Saga Trailer: The First Two Parts of Kevin Costner’s Western Epic Arrive This Summer
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Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis isn’t this year’s only epic around which a director has staked much of their finances to fulfill. After owning television screens for the past few years, Kevin Costner is making his major return to the big...
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Interview: Christian Moldes / Quince Kings – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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Wrapping up our conversations with fellows from the 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, we met with a filmmaker who promptly reminded us that there is no singular path from point A to … the day a feature gets its first clapperboard...
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Skull and Bones Sinks Under Weight of Its Own Ambition
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Ubisoft’s “Skull and Bones” finally set sail this month after years of production woes and release delays. The game began development over a decade ago, initially starting life as an expansion of the company’s critically and commercial successful “Assassin’s Creed...
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Article 20
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A broken system validates itself in “Article 20,” a Chinese New Year legal thriller that also happens to be a domestic farce and, oh yeah, the latest movie directed by mainland hitmaker Zhang Yimou. Only a filmmaker as hawkish, conflicted,...
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Sound And Vision: Autumn de Wilde
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In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we look at The Decemberists' Once In My Life, directed by Autumn de Wilde. Autumn de Wilde made a big impression...
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