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The New Tenants’ Day from Hell Leads to an Oscar

The New Tenants won the Academy Award for best live action short film in 2010. Amy R. Handler has talked to the men behind the movie. Who hasn’t had a day where ‘everything breaks down in a bucket of hell?’ We’ve all had such an experience – chances are, several – and are gloomily here […]

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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

By William Frasca. One of the best family films to see this holiday season is The Adventures of Tintin. This full-length animated film is a smart, simple adventure movie that is entertaining from beginning to end. The film is an adaptation of the comic series and is able to take the detective mystery crime genre […]

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The Descendants (2011)

By Jacob Mertens. At the beginning of Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, George Clooney’s disembodied voice hovers over idyllic imagery of Hawaii, warning the audience that the content of the film will not compliment the scenery. The film soon cuts to a series of shots: clogged traffic, an urban sprawl laid flat over paradise, a dilapidated […]

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“Datong: The Great Society” Receives Inaugural Movie of the Year Award

Film International is pleased to support and promote Film International reviewer Evans Chan’s new film. New York-based Hong Kong director Evans Chan’s new film, Datong: The Great Society (大同:康有為在瑞典), which is playing in the former British colony to critical acclaim, became the first film to receive the inaugural Movie of the Year Award presented by […]

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The Artist (2011)

By Janine Gericke. If you feel wary of committing yourself to a 100-minute silent black and white film, I beg you to reconsider: The Artist may be one of 2011’s best films. In the spirit of complete confession, you must know I love silent films. Okay, I love all films, but silent films have a […]

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Late Hollywood Silent Film Melodrama: upcoming issue

FILM INTERNATIONAL 54: Late Hollywood Silent Film Melodrama In May 2006 I experienced my own upheaval, my own bardo of calamity. It was the result of being fired from a full-time teaching position I held at a Catholic college preparatory high school. In short: the new principal, an energetic Texan, having only learned of my […]

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