By Will Ashton | firstname.lastname@example.org| @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
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
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
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
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
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