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Darkness in Detroit: Vanishing on 7th Street

By Amy R Handler. Perhaps it’s no small coincidence that Canadian Horror King, Brad Anderson’s Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) takes place in Detroit, Michigan. Once considered the automotive Mecca of the world, the great Motown is now the most economically crippled city in the United States. Not surprisingly, the population is vanishing at critically […]

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¡Viva! – 18th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival 02 – 25 March 2012

Cornerhouse is delighted to present ¡Viva!, its internationally acclaimed Spanish language Film Festival showcasing the best in new Spanish and Latin American cinema. The 2012 Festival programme will present special guests, premieres and previews alongside an exciting array of feature films, short films, documentaries, director Q&A’s and a new exhibition of work by Mexican artist […]

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Coming Soon: Film International 53

Evicting The Tenant The certainty of our comfort rests on what we can exclude from it. My reading of Roman Polanski’s The Tenant centres on the violence of identifying the ‘trespasser’ and requires that we reconsider our entitlement to name, judge, exclude and attack those whom we perceive as outsiders. Their outsider status confirms that […]

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A Raid on Nothing: Genre and Polanski’s Cul-de-sac

By Matthew Sorrento. Knife in the Water was a rare kind of debut. The 1962 Polish film brought Roman Polanski international acclaim, earning him an Academy Award nomination and a spot on the cover of Time magazine, where the release represented a new wave of foreign cinema. The accolades were well deserved, since Knife commits […]

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Just Doing It: an interview with Emily James

By Deirdre O’Neill. Emily James is an independent documentary filmmaker and producer who has worked in both television and film and whose work deals with contemporary political issues. Her latest film Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws (released in the UK in July 2011) is both an intervention in, and an important contribution […]

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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

By Steven Harrison Gibbs. In October of 2009, Lionsgate’s protracted Saw franchise was nearing its end. With the sixth installment marking the lowest point of its steadily diminishing returns, it was all too apparent that horror fans were growing weary of Jigsaw and his elaborate, grotesquely violent traps. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures had held a test […]

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Drive, or the Hero in Eclipse

By Christopher Sharrett. It seems to me that Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011) is an important film (it is too soon to say if it is anything like a great one), at the very least for its sense of the fading, threatened male hero as a representation of the postmodern sensibility, with all […]

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She Monkeys (2011)

By Salomon Rogberg. Swedish film director Lisa Aschan has said that a western is about sex, power and animals, but also what it means to be a man. In She Monkeys (2011) men are replaced with women, there’s no explicit and bloody violence or any sex, but the story is driven like a western with images […]

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CFP: Music and the Moving Image VII

Music and the Moving Image VII Conference at NYU Steinhardt, June 1-3, 2012 CALL FOR PAPERS The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPod, computer, and interactive performances) through paper […]

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Melancholia (2011)

By Janine Gericke. Lars von Trier’s Melancholia opens with an achingly slow motion shot of Kirsten Dunst, looking drenched and disturbed as birds tumble from the sky behind her. As the audience stares, hushed and humbled, Wagner’s Tristan and Islode – brought to life by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – saturates the scene. This is the end of the world. The planet Melancholia is […]

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