Archives for February 2012


NEW SITE LAUNCH – Independent Film Now

A filmmaker workshop is born

D.Y.I. culture is strong amid the independent filmmaker set. There are numerous tools and outlets out there that allow cinematographers and editors to workshop their latest project and get feedback. The next stage on the long and arduous road to getting your film made, and then seen and talked-about, is the web-based showcase. Community-driven sites like Vimeo have led the way, and other internet ... more >

The secret world of Arrietty

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The Secret World of Arrietty

Life for the four inch-tall set
Voices by Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi

It’s commonly accepted among the film literate that this is the year of living in the past. What else could it be? The frontrunner for a Best Picture Oscar is a silent movie for crying out loud (or not crying out loud, as the case may be). Can flagpole-sitting and the Charleston be far behind? While the conventional wisdom has reached this conclusion, it hasn't established what the wisdom ... more >

Knockout Press Conference

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62ND BERLINALE – Captive

A new film from Serbis director Brillante Mendoza

Inspired by the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping of foreign tourists and missionaries by the Islamic separatist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, Philipino director Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay, Serbis) Captive excruciatingly follows the twenty hostages as they are dragged at gunpoint from their hotel, spirited onto a fishing boat and led through various towns and jungles for over a year. Isabelle ... more >

62ND BERLINALE – Caesar must die

New from the Taviani Bros

In Berlin for a while, everyone talked about Caesar must die, a historical and literary reenactment filmed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in superb documentary style--but it's a feature film documenting a jail bound theater production. The Tavianis (Padre Padrone, Kaos), who are now in their eighties, entered a high-security prison near Rome to film a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” ... more >

Farewell, my queen

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