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    Interview: Joanna Hogg on Memory and Evolution in ‘The Souvenir Part II’

    Returning to her past again, two years after receiving high critical marks for her film The Souvenir, Joanna Hogg follows it up with the rare independent sequel.  In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with the troubled Anthony (Tom Burke), Hogg-surrogate Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) pushes herself into her passion – filmmaking. The Souvenir Part […] More

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    Film Review: The Portrait of the Artist in ‘The Souvenir Part II’

    We live in a world where practically every studio film that does moderately well at the box-office is being greenlit for sequels, often before the original film is even released. It’s to the point where some films hardly feel like films anymore, but rather advertisements for the next one—which, in turn, becomes an advertisement for […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Bergman Island’ Expertly Blurs the Line Between Reality and Fiction

    Watching Ingmar Bergman films like Through a Glass Darkly, Persona, and Hour of the Wolf gives viewers the impression that Fårö—the Swedish island the filmmaker fell in love with and spent his final years on—is a cold, oppressive place. His films are full of grim foreboding, characters plagued by internal and external adversaries, with the […] More

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    Interview: Vicky Krieps on Exorcising Her Fears for ‘Bergman Island’

    After exploding onto the international scene with her breakout performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film, Phantom Thread, holding her own opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, it felt like the sky was the limit for Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps. Rather than heading straight into Marvel world or some other similar blockbuster, however, she took her time planning […] More

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    Interview: Talking ‘Language Lessons’ with Natalie Morales

    This time last year, Natalie Morales was known for their acting roles in films like Battle of the Sexes, and TV series including Parks and Recreation and Santa Clarita Diet. What a difference a year makes. Having previously directed various shorts, music videos, and TV episodes, Morales made the next step to directing their first […] More

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    TIFF Film Review: Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Is An Ode to the Power of Cinema

    Originally set to premiere at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, Zhang Yimou’s One Second was mysteriously pulled days before screening. While the official explanation for the move was that the film had technical difficulties during post-production, speculation began immediately that the Chinese censors had their hands all over this. In the two years since […] More

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    TIFF Film Review: ‘Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’ is An Epic of Crime and Romance

    Incredibly striking 16mm photography fills the frames of Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, the new feature from Indonesian filmmaker Edwin. Co-written by the director and Eka Kurniawan, based on Kurniawan’s book of the same name, the film tells the story of Ajo Kawir (Marthino Lio), a street fighter whose hyper-masculinity and need to […] More

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    Emmy Analysis: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Always an exciting, often very unpredictable race, the year’s Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has taken a weightier turn with the recent passing of Michael K. Williams, nominated for his role in the first (and only) season of Lovecraft Country. Williams was already the frontrunner in a year that only sees […] More

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    Emmy Analysis: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    If there’s any argument to be made that the Emmys look at the series they recognize and just mark the names down the board, one need look no further than the pitiful lack of diversity across the series nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series this year. Despite having a whopping eight nominees […] More

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