Silverdocs Film Festival, 21–27 June, 2010

A Report by Gary M. Kramer. This year’s slate included several strong entries about family – especially from Latin America, as well as a pair of offbeat portraits from Finland. Breakdancing provides an element of escape for José Antonio Zúñiga Rodriguez – “Tono” for short – a wrongly imprisoned Mexican […]

Animation Comes to Life: Anthropomorphism & Wall-E

By Nicola Balkind. To read this article, please download the PDF: Animation Comes to Life: Anthropomorphism & Wall-E Nicola Balkind is a freelance film journalist with a BA (Hons) in Film & Media Studies from Stirling University, Scotland.

Tribeca Film Festival, 22 April–2 May 2010

By Gary M. Kramer and Michael Miller. Gary Kramer reports: The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, now in its ninth year, provides an intriguing mix of popular and independent films – from its opening night feature, Shrek Forever After (Mitchell, 2010) to its closing gala Freakonomics (Gibney, Spurlock, Grady, Ewing, Jarecki […]

Oliver Stone Speaks in Phnom Penh

A report by Clancy McGilligan. It was a warm day in January, which is normal for January in Phnom Penh; men sat in open-air restaurants eating noodle soup and sipping iced coffees; motortaxi drivers, perched on the seats of 110-cc Daelim motorbikes, endlessly pestered passersby with requests to be hired; […]

Slumdogging It: Rebranding the American Dream, New World Orders, and Neo-Colonialism

By William Anselmi and Sheena Wilson. Introduction. The triumph of visual culture in the era of neo-liberal subjugation elicits the following question by default: how are economic processes embedded in political discourses sustained, or resisted, according to visual narratives for global publics/consumers? Slumdog Millionaire(2008) offers a way into this, from […]

Tribeca Film Fest 2009

By Gary M. Kramer and Michael Miller. This year’s Tribeca Film Fest featured a handful of intriguing titles. Here is a rundown on a quartet of films that unspooled. Handsome Harry (directed by Bette Gordon, 2009) is a terrific character study/road movie that never exceeds its modest expectations. Harry (Jamey […]