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Film Review: 'H.'

After a mysterious meteor explosion, residents of a rural area in upstate New York begin to fall into what newscasters call “spontaneously induced narcoleptic states” — and unfortunately, so will audiences — in “H.,” an atmospheric yet impenetrable low-budget twist on end-is-nigh blockbusters, enigmatically crafted by hipster filmmaking duo Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia. 910 more words


Samaritan Girl Movie Review

Samaritan Girl is a movie by acclaimed Korean director Kim Ki Duk. The movie portraits the story about friendship between two  young girls. The relationship between them reminded me of a Malayalam flick by Padmarajan (Deshadanakili Karayarilla – The Migratory bird never Cries), don’t mistake me apart from the relationship the story has nothing to do with the Malayalam flick. 328 more words

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Viewing Diary: Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín, 2008)

A couple of years back, one of my earliest reviews on here was for Pablo Larraín’s film No (find it here), which against the odds managed to be entertaining whilst firmly engaging with the political history of Chile. 510 more words


XLrator Media Boards Berlin Naval Battle Epic 'Admiral'

XLrator Media has snagged North American distribution rights to Admiral, with plans to release the pic on its Turbo action label in early 2016. Set in the 17th century during the Anglo-Dutch naval war, the film follows the famous heroic figure Admiral Michiel de Ruyter as he leads the Dutch fleet in a battle against England, Germany, and France at a time when the young republic of Netherlands was on the brink of its own civil war. 86 more words


Tehran Taxi, a feature film by Jafar Panahi

Screening in official competition at the 62nd Sydney Film Festival, the third feature film Jafar Panahi has made while technically not making films (officially, at any rate), after… 729 more words

Claudia Llosa Engages the Ineffable in “Aloft”

Claudia Llosa’s new film, “Aloft,” is hypnotic, elliptical and baffling. She cuts between two timeframes to tell a story about abandonment and faith. Timeframe number one introduces us to Nana (Jennifer Connolly), a single mother of two who, as the film opens, hitches several rides towards a remote location near the Arctic Circle where she hopes to meet The Architect, a faith healer who might be able to cure her youngest son Gully. 958 more words


EP: The Great Escape by Old House Playground

Old House Playground is a three piece contemporary blues/alt-rock band with roots in the songwriting culture of traditional Greek folk music.
In 2009, Tryfon Lazos… 242 more words

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