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Cannes 2024 Review: UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, A Triumph for Canadian Cinema
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Canadian filmmaker Matthew Rankin directs and stars in his new Winnipeg-set, Farsi-language comedy feature. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Slaughterhouse-Two: Asmae El Moudir’s Moving into Rabat for “Holy Cow”
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Not to be confused with Louise Courvoisier’s excellent feature debut which just received its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, The Mother Of All Lies helmer Asmae El Moudir might indeed be making...
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In a Violent Nature Director Chris Nash on Creating a New Kind of Slasher, Gus Van Sant, and the Best Friday the 13th Movie
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Premiering at Sundance to rave reviews earlier this year, In a Violent Nature instantly set itself apart from the glut of recent independent horror films via its very deliberate vision. Anyone cynical about the genre’s ubiquity will be undeniably impressed...
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IN A VIOLENT NATURE Review: Monstrous Slasher, Impending Doom
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Writer/director Chris Nash deconstructs, then rebuilds a classic horror monster in fiercely modern terms. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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A Conversation with Joanna Arnow, Babak Tafti & Scott Cohen (THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED)
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Joanna Arnow is a writer, director, cinematographer, editor and actress hailing from New York City. Prior to her feature debut The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed, Joanna had already solidified herself as a filmmaker with a...
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Cannes 2024 Review: SIMON OF THE MOUNTAIN Explores Nuances of Belonging, While Navigating Identity
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Argentinian director Federico Luis explores the complexities of identity and belonging, challenging societal norms through a portrayal of disability, normalcy and adolescence. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Cannes Review: Rumours Proves a Funny if Exhausting Exercise for Guy Maddin and the Johnsons
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When we say a filmmaker is in another league, we typically mean it in a good way––they’re a cut above the rest. But when we say it about Guy Maddin, it doesn’t imply quality one way or the other. There...
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MoviePass, MovieCrash
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For a few gossamer years in the 2010s, movie fans ate well—perhaps a little too well. That was, of course, courtesy of a little red debit card called MoviePass, the product of an ambitious startup that promised nirvana for any...
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For Love & Life: No Ordinary Campaign
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Do you remember the viral ice bucket challenge in the summer of 2014? The challenge videos of people getting ice water dumped on their heads were viewed 10 billion times and raised over $100 million.   Here’s a harder question: Do you...
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A Special Kind of Beauty: Viggo Mortenson on The Dead Don’t Hurt
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Set on the western U.S. frontier during the 1860s, “The Dead Don’t Hurt” follows the relationship that develops between independent French-Canadian woman Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps) and Danish immigrant Holgen Olsen (Viggo Mortensen). The two meet in San Francisco,...
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