Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves and Modern Spain

[T]he history of Spanish art features many courageous people. I am always championing it because it is very difficult to see. [T]he value of Italian art is

Alex van Warmerdam

Middle-of-the-Road Absurdism: The Cinema of Dutch Director Alex van Warmerdam

Practically all published items on Borgman (2013), no matter how tiny, mentioned the fact that this was the first Dutch film to enter the Cannes


The Adaptation and the Remake: From John M. Stahl’s When Tomorrow Comes to Douglas Sirk’s Interlude

Raising Cain: Setting the Record Straight Douglas Sirk shot Interlude in 1956, between Battle Hymn and The Tarnished Angels. Starring June Allyson and Rossano Brazzi

Jep the flâneur (Tony Servillo)

Cultural and Political Exhaustion in Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty

Upon watching La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty, 2013) by Paolo Sorrentino, the first two surfacing feelings are: what a stunning piece of work, and

The Internship

On Watching Movies in Planes: Diary of an International Flight

Thursday, October 3  20:30 (AEST), Melbourne Airport My flight leaves in less than an hour. Boarding has begun, but my zone has not yet been

Josephine Decker

Uncanny, Haptic Encounters and the Importance of Play: An Interview with Josephine Decker, Filmmaker

Not all actors are filmmakers, and not all filmmakers can act. And certainly not all actor-filmmakers walk in slow motion in Times Square with cans

Daughters of the Dust

When We Talk About Feminism at a Film Festival, What Are We Talking About?: The 1st China Women’s Film Festival

When we talk about feminism what are we talking about? Equal rights, physical difference, female sexuality, female subjectivity, subversion of patriarchy, power relations and…? All

Sentimental Education

“Life is Not a Walk Across a Field”: the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam

If there was a dominant theme to come out of the critical coverage of this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IIFR), it was one of

Bright Star

Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

“Don’t run after poetry. It penetrates unaided through the joins.” - Robert Bresson (1) Throughout human history from Euripides to J. K. Rowling the discomfort


Uncomfortably at Home: German Films at the 64th Berlinale

In the press conference for Stereo, one of the Berlin Film Festival’s German films, the cast was asked why their film had already sold out

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