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Interview with Terry Linehan, Director of Don’t Know Yet

By Leo Collis. Terry Linehan, filmmaker and lecturer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is currently filming his first feature-length project, Don’t Know Yet. I interviewed Terry about the film, what makes the project so unique and crashing R.V.s. Leo Collis: Tell me what Don’t Know Yet is about. Terry Linehan: It is a […]

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Interview with Tim Palmer, Author of Brutal Intimacy

By Leo Collis. Brutal Intimacy is the first full-length publication from Dr. Tim Palmer. The book focuses on modern French cinema, its recent exports and the French film ecosystem. It also researches the impact of young filmmakers, women filmmakers, French film education and the variety of French film genres in regards to the nation’s film […]

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Brave (2012)

By Jacob Mertens. Several years ago now, I watched the trailer for Satoshi Kon’s brilliant Paprika (2006) with rabid anticipation. I still remember the featured quote that set me over the edge, written by Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, stating that the film was “evidence that Japanese animators are reaching for the moon, […]

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A lost mother, a lost city and a man in search of company and affection

By Malu Halasa. Ok, Enough, Goodbye (directed by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia) is a movie told through archetypes. We don’t know the name of the main character but we recognise this single, 40-year-old man, still living at home with his feisty elderly mother, through his actions. He doesn’t go out for lunch with his […]

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Bullhead (2011)

DVD Review by Marlon Wallace. “Sometimes in a man’s life, stuff happens that makes everyone go quiet,” so says the opening narration of this Oscar-nominated film, “so quiet that no one even dares to talk about it… Not in their head and not out loud.” When that stuff does happen, it can change a man, […]

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Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Tim Palmer, (2011)

Book Review by Leo Collis. When the subject of French film arises, instant connotations of art cinema, avant-garde productions and typically French subject matter emerge. As argued by Tim Palmer, French cinema is constantly evolving, incredibly varied and often paradoxical, making it one of the most ambitious and culturally important film ecosystems in the world […]

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A Behavioural Report on the Greek Crisis

By Celluloid Liberation Front. They already called it the “Greek New Wave”, “Greek Weird Wave” or even “Greek Absurdism”; it more realistically is a bunch of movies coming from the Hellenic peninsula sharing certain thematic traits. It is not the intent of this article to dispute whether Ektoras Lygizos’ film Boy Eating the Bird’s Food […]

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Film Scratches Blog #4

By Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor. Welcome to July!  Here’s hoping the heat is not too awful for those of you experiencing summer at the moment.  It is my pleasure to offer you a vibrant list of available review items.  As always, thanks for your support of and service to Film International. If you are […]

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God Bless America (2012)

By Sebastian Clare. Frank has had enough. Divorced and living alone, he fantasises about killing his incessantly loud and obnoxious next-door neighbours and observes, through his television set, the increasing decadence of American culture. In the space of no time, he is fired from his job on a trumped-up harassment claim and is informed by […]

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Sabotaging Socialist Realism

By Celluloid Liberation Front. As part of its ‘Out of the Past’ sidebar section, the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has presented a digitally restored copy of Nová Vlna milestone The Firemen’s Ball by Milos Forman. Restored classics often come with an intimidating dose of self-importance and grandeur; Milos Forman’s 1967 feature on the […]

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