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Santiago Mitre, filmmaker

Santiago Mitre was born in Buenos Aires and studied at the Universidad del Cine, a time during which he directed several short films (see a sample of his work here http://www.argentinacine.com/en/director/santiago-mitre). In 2004 Mitre co-directed with Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui and Juan Schnitman a film called “EL AMOR, PRIMERA PARTE. For the next two years Mitre worked in advertising as ... more >

BATMAN V SUPERMAN : DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg
Directed by Zack Snyder

On Monday night at the Alamo Drafthouse I caught a screening of GUN CRAZY, the influential low-budget 1949 B-movie starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall as a pair of bank-robbing lovers on the run. If you don’t know Dall, he was a Ben Affleck lookalike who starred in two minor classics in about eighteen months and then barely acted again—the other classic being Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE. If you don’t ... more >

MARGUERITE ET JULIEN

MARGUERITE ET JULIEN

Distributed by IFC FILMS
Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm and Frédéric Pierrot
Directed by Valérie Donzelli

MARGUERITE ET JULIEN, which comes out this week, had everyone talking before its premiere at the 2015 Cannes Festival--the story deals with incest, after all, a taboo subject which should probably always remain taboo. Adapted from an original screenplay written by Jean Gruault for none other than French new wave master François Truffaut, MARGUERITE ET JULIEN stars French actors Jérémie Elkaïm and ... more >