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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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10 Films to Watch at the 52nd New York Film Festival

Posted September 19, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

Celebrating the absolute best in world cinema, the 52nd annual New York Film Festival returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for 17 days of master filmmaking, panels, screenings and more.  Bringing favorites from renowned International film festival destinations such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance & Venice, the NYFF half century long run continues to […]

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Sundance Film Festival Favorites Frank & God Help The Girl Take Two Different Approaches To Sound Therapy
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Sound Therapy: ‘God Help the Girl’ and ‘Frank’

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

by Jake Kring-Schreifels In the new film, ‘God Help The Girl,’ a practitioner at a mental health hospital diagrams what she terms a “Pyramid of Life.” Items like food, water, and sleep, she suggests, provide the foundational first level. Above them include secondary needs: home, family, friends, and well- being. The top tier allows for less […]

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10 Films to Watch at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
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10 Films to Watch at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Posted August 28, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

The Toronto International Film Festival has become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes.  The unofficial kick off to the fall festival season (and award season pre cursor), TIFF 2014 once again brings an eclectic program of International cinema to one […]

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Carte Blanche at MOMA: Sundance’s Greatest Hits from the Native American and Indigenous Film Program July 10–21, 2014

Posted July 17, 2014 by H.S. Bayer

by H.S. Bayer Native American and Indigenous filmmakers are rooted in a long and deep tradition of storytelling… –Sundance Institute president and founder Robert Redford– Commemorating this year’s 20th anniversary of the Native American and Indigenous Program, at Sundance Institute, he continued: “I am proud of the work that Sundance Institute has done over the […]

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