Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Necktie Youth: A Tribeca Interview

By Gary M. Kramer. Necktie Youth is a gorgeous black and white drama writing and directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer. Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, the film opens with Emily (Kelly Bates) live streaming her suicide. The effect this action has on a handful of characters plays out throughout the […]

Imprisoned by the Absurd: Filmmaker Patricio Henriquez on Uyghurs

By Amir Ganjavie. Montreal-based, Chilean-born filmmaker Patricio Henríquez has previously made two documentaries examining the issues surrounding abuse at the Guantánamo Bay prison. The first was Under the Hood: A Voyage into the World of Torture (2008), which centers on the treatment of prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison in […]

Russell Crowe Helms Aussie History: The Water Diviner

By Elias Savada. Wow! I didn’t know (insert actor’s name here) could direct! Actually I should clarify that. Can said actor direct a film that is (a) something that his or her fans will want to see whether or not he or she is in it, and/or (b) a well done, […]