奶 奶 (Nai Nai)

Director | Wyatt Wu

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奶 奶 (Nai Nai)

Director | Wyatt Wu

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Kinetoscopic Memory

Director | Steve Gieseke

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Betti Angela

Director | Marisa Anz Steiner

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Rockpile

Director | Kyle Pyatt

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Herzog’s “Lessons of Darkness” addresses human need for war

Throughout Werner Herzog’s filmography, he challenges the audience to face the ambiguity of what they are seeing: while it may exist on the screen, it may not represent concrete reality. In some of his weaker films, this may merely be an aesthetic decision—a Herzog stamp and branding. Herzog is not always totally free of criticism…

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Une vie d’hôtel: Akerman’s “Hôtel Monterey” and the pain of nomadism

Sometimes people make me hurt. Scrolling through the reviews for the Criterion release of “The New York Films,” which offers Akerman’s 12-minute La Chambre, her feature-length documentary Hôtel Monterey and the iconic News from Home, I noticed a lot of resentment in the comments section. One of the comments I read does a nice job…

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Film festivals move online: Effects on filmmakers and programmers

As the impact of COVID-19 grew, governors began to restrict public gatherings, forcing film festival programmers to cancel in-person festivals. Many responded by moving festivals online. Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube developed “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” joining with 20 global festivals, including Venice, Sundance, Cannes, Toronto (Hayes, 2020). Streaming platforms thrived with festivals…

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Some movies stay with you forever–and that is not a compliment

When I went to art school for a year, I was tasked to partner up with someone and make a short documentary about her. Armed with no knowledge of how to make a film and a time window of just one fortnight, I got to work on my first real film. After shooting, I sat…

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