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Interview: Hanna Gray Organschi / Rubber Hut – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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We can confirm that it’ll have been a noteworthy 2024 for Hanna Gray Organschi. With a recent visit to Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the eventual premiere of her next short in “F*ck That Guy,” we’re set for what might be...
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All That Kong: When Bob Fosse Wanted to Make a King Kong Movie
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Did you know that in some alternative universe, there could’ve been a “King Kong” movie directed by none other than Bob Fosse (“All That Jazz”) and written by Paddy Chayefsky (“Network”)? I didn’t, either, until last week, and now I’m...
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THE CURBSIDE CRITERION: TRAINSPOTTING
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(Here at Hammer to Nail, we are all about true independent cinema. But we also have to tip our hat to the great films that continue to inspire filmmakers and cinephiles alike. This week, Brad Cook takes a wild ride...
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BOY KILLS WORLD Official Trailer: Bill Skarsgård Stars in Over-The-Top Action Flick
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A dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death. [Read...
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The Great Yawn of History | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams: Rasti Hunts for Spiritual Treasures There have been countless films about the quest for fortune and glory, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a film about treasure hunting less esoterically inclined than Aliyar Rasta’s debut The...
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DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD Trailer: Radu Jude Explores Contemporary Image-Making in New Social Satire
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One film that made an unexpected splash on the fall festival circuit, which made it one of the most anticipated films of the year, is Radu Jude’s Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World. His newest...
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Berlinale Review: Hunter Schafer Shines in Tilman Singer’s Stylish Horror Cuckoo
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Hunter Schafer is a very good actress. This probably won’t be news to anyone who watched even the first episode of Euphoria, where her aching vulnerability seemed to swallow the scenery whole. Fresh from appearing in the latest Hunger Games,...
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Who Do I Belong To | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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Return of the Soldier: Joobeur Explores Ghosts of War Matriarchs confronted by their radicalized children have slowly and painstaking formed a cinematic subgenre of their own in the past twenty years since the emergence of The Islamic State. Adding to...
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U.S. Trailer for Radu Jude’s Radical Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World, Coming This March
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One of the most-acclaimed premieres of last year, so much so that it landed in our top 25 films of 2023 despite not even getting a U.S. release yet, Radu Jude’s Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of...
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The Momentum Fellowship: Raven Jackson, Sing J. Lee, Laura Moss & D. Smith Among 2024 Fellows
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Featured prominently among the coverage from our media outlet, eight filmmakers in Raven Jackson (All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt), Savanah Leaf (Earth Mama), Sing J. Lee (The Accidental Getaway Driver), Laura Moss (birth/rebirth), A.V. Rockwell (A Thousand and One),...
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