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DADDIO
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(The 2024 Tribeca Film Festival runs June 5-16, and as always, we have many boots on the ground. Check out Chris Reed’s Daddio movie review. Seen it? Join the conversation with HtN on our Letterboxd Page.) Fans of Dakota Johnson looking to...
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HTN’S 20 MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF TRIBECA ’24
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The 2024 Tribeca Film Festival runs June 5-16, and as always, we have many boots on the ground. What follows are recommendations of what to see (5 apiece) from critics Melanie Addington and M.J. O’Toole, lead critic Christopher Llewellyn Reed, and editor-at-large...
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LYNNE SACHS: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN (A RETROSPECTIVE)
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Lynne Sachs’ latest film, Contractions, exists, like much of her work, at the intersection of experimental and documentary film practices. In the 12-minute work, superimposition, narration, and choreography are intermingled–all captured using a graceful and haunting camera language that lends...
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THE DEVIL’S BATH Trailer: The ‘Goodnight Mommy’ Filmmakers Are Back with a Harrowing 18th Century Tale
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Goodnight Mommy and The Lodge directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala know how to get under your skin with their harrowing tales. Their newest film goes back in time to evoke that same sense of dread. The Devil’s Bath follows a woman in...
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HtN’s Summer 2024 Preview – Indies Only Edition
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Summer is approaching. We at Hammer To Nail have dug deep beyond the buzzworthy studio titles to present an in-depth look at what should be on your radar this season. From festival hits, to microbudget marvels, to horror that gets...
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LAST SUMMER Trailer: Catherine Breillat Returns With a Shocking New Erotic Drama
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After an in-competition premiere at Cannes last year, the latest film from daring auteur Catherine Breillat is finally making its way to U.S. theaters. Last Summer caused quite a stir on the Croisette last year, something the 75-year-old director’s films...
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A Conversation with Chris Wilcha (FLIPSIDE)
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Filmmaker Chris Wilcha has long struggled with the feeling that his most creative days are behind him, stuck as he is in the world of commercial work-for-hire. But a funny thing happened along the way towards middle-aged professional dissatisfaction: the...
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It’s Time for SF DocFest, 2024 Edition
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Can one lone entry stand-in for all others in a festival faux-preview (aka “curtain-raiser”)? If the documentary-in-question is Film is Dead. Long Live Film!—tracing the pathway of otherwise-lost or forgotten works saved from obscurity or obsolescence thanks to the dedication...
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A Look at the Cannes 2024 Critics Grids
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The 77th Cannes Film Festival just wrapped, premiering many new buzzworthy titles that industry folks and cinephiles are still talking about. Even though Hammer To Nail did not attend the festival this year, we kept track of what our fellow...
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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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