Our List of the Most Interesting Films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

10 Films to Watch at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Posted January 15, 2015 by Steve Rickinson

With the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicking off in a matter of days, Park City will once again be the center of the independent film world.  With over 100 narratives, documentaries, shorts, experimental films playing over the course of the two week festival, there is surely something for every taste and film interest.  Based on […]

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Willem Dafoe as Pier Paulo Pasolini in Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini

Pasolini’s Passing According to Abel

Posted January 5, 2015 by H.S. Bayer

by H.S. Bayer “I lived that page of a novel, the only one of my life as far as the rest — what can I say I have been living inside a poem, like every obsessive.” Pier Paolo Pasolini “In search of the death, of the last poet, only to find, the killer inside me… […]

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Our Picks For Best Films of the Year

Top 10 Films of 2014

Posted December 31, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

We’re not quite sure how to look at 2014, the year in film.  Though it has featured some well made and well-intentioned films, something about the year as a whole has felt a bit empty.  Perhaps this is a good thing as there are no clear award front runners (as of yet), and it is […]

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10 Films to Watch at IDFA 2014

Posted November 14, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

Every year IDFA presents the best documentaries, selected from a wide topical range. This selection is made ​​on the basis of certain clear criteria. In short, the IDFA looks for documentaries that are stylistically interesting or innovative, socially relevant and who manage to clearly communicate with their audiences. This will be the first year we will attend […]

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‘Force Majeure': Subverting Gender in the Danger Zone

Posted October 23, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

‘Force Majeure’, the emotionally and visually stunning new Swedish film from director Ruben Ostlund, hinges on a temporarily terrifying moment. A family of four is eating lunch on ski resort terrace in the French Alps when a growing avalanche hurdles toward them. Amidst screaming and scattering, the father flees for survival, leaving his wife to […]

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HP Power Up Festival: Visual Effects in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Posted October 5, 2014 by David Teich

Everything about Manhattan’s Milk Studios, from its clean, curving white walls and pillars, to its expansive plate-glass windows that leave the space bathed in light, breathes sleekness and smooth, cutting-edge professionalism. So Kyle McCulloch, standing on a polished wooden stage flanked on either side by two enormous flat-screen TVs, found himself in the perfect place […]

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