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5 Must See Independent Electronic Music Documentaries

5 Must See Independent Electronic Music Documentaries

The weather out here in Amsterdam is awful today so we’ve got non-fiction on our mind. But, it is also Friday after all, so a little party time never hurt anyone. With that, we were curious to see what electronic music documentaries were available online and, to our surprise, there are a slew. From disco


10 Films To Watch At The 72nd Venice International Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival is part of a greater artistic event: the Venice Biennale (La Biennale Di Venezia). Art, music, theater, architecture, dance and, of course, film transform the city into a party of creativity every two years. This year, the film festival celebrates its 72nd birthday and its line up is as rich


Meet The Anime Artist Who Inspired Darren Aronofsky

Satoshi Kon passed away 5 years ago at the age of 46, but the Japanese anime trailblazers work has found itself influencing a slew of today’s best filmmakers, including Darren Aronofsky. Mainstream films like The Matrix and Inception aside, the edge of reality probing of Kon’s work may feature most prominently in the oeuvre of Aronofsky,


Queen Of Earth: Alex Ross Perry’s Cycle Of Sadness

It’s a common paradox that when a film’s main character has hit rock bottom, the actor embodying the downfall is actually soaring. Just a couple of minutes into Alex Ross Perry’s fourth feature “Queen Of Earth,” this is already the case. Sure, it helps that Perry has written an opening scene with his protagonist, Catherine,

Cillian Murphy in a scene from ALOFT. Photo by Allen Fraser, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Rising Peruvian Filmmaker Claudia Llosa Flys High With Aloft

By H.S. Bayer Aloft (2014) is only the third feature from Lima born writer-director Claudia Llosa, but she is already recognized internationally as an up-and-coming Auteur. Aloft is her first English Language movie – the first two were made in Peru. Madeinusa (2006) premiered internationally at Rotterdam FF – winning the FIPRESCI Prize of International


From Melbourne With Cholesterol

by H.S. Bayer Adrian Goodman, a filmmaker just in from Australia, has come to America to make his mark in the film business. Naturally enough he originally headed to Park City UT during this year’s Sundance FF – somewhat under-dressed for the cold weather. At Sundance he serendipitously hooked up with party hostess extraordinaire Lisa