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Gay Friendly (as long as you’re not Palestinian): The Invisible Men

By Morvary Samaré. The Invisible Men, an Israeli film by director Yariv Mozer, was one of the documentaries that screened at this year’s One World Human Rights Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. The film portrays the stories of three gay Palestinians and their struggle to create a tolerable life for themselves, free from persecution. […]

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Re-Birth of a Nation or Why Django Has More to Say about Contemporary America than the Other “Historically Accurate” Films

By Celluloid Liberation Front  “The former enemies of North and South are united again in common defence of their Aryan birthright.” (D.W. Griffith in The Birth of a Nation) “A single Negro regiment would have a remarkable effect on Southern nerves… A war of this kind must be conducted on revolutionary lines while the Yankees […]

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Annie and the Gypsy: Interview with Russell Brown

By Gary M. Kramer. Writer/director Russell Brown makes short, sharp films that investigate how and why friends treat each other badly. His enjoyable feature debut Race You to the Bottom (2005) had two BFFs taking a tour through wine country and cutting each other down over the course of their travels. His sophomore effort, The […]

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Berlinale Report, 7 February – 17 February 2013

By Yun-hua Chen. Against a backdrop of the Berlinale bear, the film festival opens with Wang Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster (2012), the five-year’s lavish-looking work of the president of the international jury. During the ten-day celebration of cinema, the city was honoured by the glamorous presence of international stars every night, among them three divas […]

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The Shining 2.0 or: How New Media Changed Film Analysis

By Hampus Hagman. In Iron Man 2 (2010), Tony Stark discovers that his deceased father has left behind coded sketches for a revolutionary new element that could not be realized during his lifetime due to technological limitations. It is up to the son to decode these and use the means at his time’s disposal to […]

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Truth in Pop Art: An Interview with Donny Miller

By Wheeler Winston Dixon. “Remember, you can have anything. You just have to think it. Just kidding, life isn’t that simple.” (Donny Miller) Donny Miller is one of the more interesting visual artists working today; he’s active not only in graphics and painting, but also video art, performance art, and site-specific installations. He is best […]

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Fallen City (2013): A Sundance Review

By Jacob Mertens. In the summer of 2008, the Great Sichuan Earthquake rattled China’s cage and left a death toll of nearly seventy thousand people. Within this massive scope of destruction, the city of Beichan, once home to twenty thousand, was obliterated in a fleeting moment. The earthquake wiped Beichan off the map in a […]

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Oz the Great and Powerful

By Cleaver Patterson. Several films have attempted to revisit Frank L. Baum’s magical land of Oz, since Judy Garland first walked the yellow brick road over seventy years ago. So, considering such efforts as the dubious Michael Jackson / Diana Ross vehicle The Wiz (1978) and a Muppet television version in 2005, you could be […]

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