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Insect (Hymz) [2018]

This is the last film from Czech director Jan Svankmajer, and he exits the world of film in a typically weird way, much like his first feature film which was a very creepy rendition of Alice in Wonderland. 850 more words


Svankmajer's "Alice": a nightmarish wonderland

We all know the tale of “Alice in Wonderland”, Lewis Carroll’s inmortal story about a girl who stumbles upon a magic land full of colourful characters. 1,045 more words


Jabberwocky (1971) Review

Animation is, so far, the only way of breathing life into inanimate things. Children’s games work with the same magic. This kind of magic is the point where childhood and animation intersect with each other. 811 more words


¿Fan de Moonrise Kingdom? Checa la retrospectiva de Wes Anderson en la Cineteca


Anderson es uno de los cineastas contemporáneos más interesantes por su propuesta visual y narrativa para contar historias. Si viste Moonrise Kingdom  y El gran Hotel Budapest… 116 more words

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Can our Colin win The Voice?

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BOY George now has the opportunity to coach Alice Springs musician Colin Lillie to stardom, after being wowed by his vocal talents on television favourite The Voice. 3,953 more words


Delete/Ignore: locating gremlins and glitches in the machine. Or, how I met the humans and parasites of Planet IFFR

This year’s invitation to “Meet the humans of Planet IFFR” was about locating the humanity in cinema and cinema-going. For me, it reflected poignantly on how each of the micro worlds we create, such as a film festival like Rotterdam, participates in and wrestles with the wider global matrix.

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The Film That Should Not Be!

As further evidence of a universe that basks in blessed madness, Episode 92 of the Geek Podcast: The Nasgûl & The Bus Driver makes passing reference to one of my moments of Yog-Sothothic whimsy. 236 more words