Saturday, September 25, 2021

Director/producer Andrew Hevia on Leave The Bus Through The Broken Window

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You’d be forgiven if you sense director Andrew Hevia has a fixation on his own feet. The Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker (not to mention...

IndieEthos podcast, Episode 9: Miami Film Festival GEMS preview; new indie...

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Next week, Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival will kick off its annual weekend-long mini film festival GEMS (Miami Film Festival’s GEMS announces...

Ad Astra: a space adventure that cracks open traditional masculinity

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With Ad Astra, his second father-son adventure movie in a row, writer-director James Gray goes from the Amazon Jungle (The Lost City of Z...

Official Secrets offers moving performance by Knightley in mixed bag of...

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After directing 2015’s Eye in the Sky, an astonishing thriller based on real world events and featuring hardly any expository dialogue, South African-born...

Miami Film Festival’s GEMS announces this year’s titles

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October in our area of South Florida marks the beginning of the roll out of some of the most anticipated independent and international films...

The Nightingale makes revenge unsettling

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There hasn’t been a movie this year that has so consistently moved me as much as the violent, horrifying revenge film The Nightingale. A...

IndieEthos podcast, Episode 8: Now playing movies + the Boaty Weekender...

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Here's the latest Jolt Radio podcast. It came soon after I returned from "The Boaty Weekender," so most of the show is about what...

The Farewell director Lulu Wang on mixing screwball humor with pathos

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Way back in 2015, we interviewed writer-director Lulu Wang about her feature debut starring Brit Marling, Posthumous (Posthumous director Lulu Wang on the inspiration...

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood has heart to outshine...

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For his second to last film before he retires writer-director Quentin Tarantino reveals a lighter, sentimental touch for nostalgia. It’s a shame that Once...

A Midsommar beyond horror

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Beyond jump scares and disturbing images, good horror movies tap into the terror of taboo and those dark places of consciousness where it feels...