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Film: AIFAV Fest Review: It's All So Quiet

By Will Ashton | wa054010@ohiou.edu| @thewillofash

With that, the Athens International Film + Video Festival comes to an end. It was a dynamic week of ups-and-downs, and that can be said for the last film that I saw this week. 294 more words


Film Review: 'The Circle'

The true-life gay-rights battle at the heart of “The Circle” is an unusual, underexposed one that merits either substantial documentary or riveting narrative treatment, so one can hardly blame practiced docu helmer Stefan Haupt for attempting to have it both ways. 601 more words

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Eva Longoria's 'Food Chains' Documentary Getting U.S. Distribution

Screen Media has acquired North American rights to the farm worker documentary “Food Chains,” executive produced by Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker.

“Food Chains,” which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, includes interviews with Longoria, exec producer Eric Schlosser, Dolores Huerta, Barry Estabrook, Kerry Kennedy and Robert F. 102 more words


Film Review: 'The Strange Little Cat'

The ginger tabby seen slinking about in Ramon Zurcher’s delightfully aloof first feature is probably the least strange thing about “The Strange Little Cat.” Simultaneously rigorous and open-ended, the German-schooled helmer’s playfully constructed debut turns the cozy world of a middle-class Berlin apartment inside out, studying its assorted human inhabitants and guests as if they were members of an alien species. 720 more words

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La bellissima Italia

One of my nieces is now studying in Venice and despite not needing, it served as an excuse to visit that wonderful city again.

It was in the beginning of March so the opportunity was unique as it offered me the chance to be there in the Carnival period. 324 more words


Now Playing: Child's Pose by Calin Peter Netzer

Cornelia Keneres, the formidable mother and central character in the excellent and brisk Child’s Pose, learns that her adult son, Barbu, has killed a young boy in a car accident. 346 more words

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ESFS Exclusive - In (SF) Theaters

Child’s Pose (2013; Dir.: Calin Peter Netzer)


By Daniel Barnes

Like Le Week-End, Calin Peter Netzer’s raw family drama Child’s Pose is a slave to its stylistic influences, only here we are awash in the handheld signifiers of cinematic verisimilitude.   473 more words

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